OnePlus will debut the OnePlus 9 series in India on March 23. The company will launch the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. Ahead of the launch, the company has officially confirmed some of the key OnePlus 9 series specifications. The upcoming 9 series will feature a quad-camera setup. The display is also confirmed to come with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Under the hood, the 9 series is confirmed to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. A lot of details about the three OnePlus smartphones have leaked ahead of the launch. Let’s take a look at the OnePlus 9 series specifications, features, price, and other details.
OnePlus 9 Series Launch Date and Price in India
The OnePlus 9 series India launch will be hosted on the same day as the global launch. OnePlus will host the launch of its flagship smartphone series on March 23. The launch event will begin at 7.30 PM IST on March 23. It will be an online-only launch event, which can be viewed on the OnePlus YouTube channel.
A recent tip from Abhishek Yadav suggests that the OnePlus 9R price in India would start at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM variant. There will also be a 12GB RAM variant with 256GB storage priced at Rs 43,999. The vanilla OnePlus 9 price in India will start at Rs 49,999, whereas the 9 Pro will start at Rs 64,999. It is advised that you take the leaked pricing with a pinch of salt until officially confirmed.
OnePlus 9 Series Launch Event: How to Watch the Live-stream
The OnePlus 9 launch event will be hosted virtually. Users can watch the OnePlus 9 series launch event on the OnePlus India website. You can also watch the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro launch event on the company’s YouTube channel.
OnePlus 9 Series Confirmed Specifications and Features
OnePlus will launch three new smartphones at the launch event on March 23. Rumours of the third smartphone’s name were floating for weeks on the web. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau recently confirmed that the third smartphone under the flagship series will be the OnePlus 9R.
OnePlus has confirmed some of the key specifications of the 9 series. Starting with the display, the OnePlus 9 Pro will come with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate display. The screen will switch between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the task on the screen.
The 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are also confirmed to come with a quad-camera setup on the back. OnePlus has confirmed that the 9 series will feature a custom 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor and a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultrawide sensor.
OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad to co-develop the cameras on the 9 series. This will include colour tuning and sensor calibration, and extending to more dimensions in the future.
The camera app will also come with a Hasselblad Pro Mode. It gives users the control to fine-tune their photos, with the ability to adjust ISO, focus, exposure times, white balance and more. Users can also use a 12-bit RAW format for even richer colour and higher dynamic range. The Hasselblad Camera for Mobile will also offer improved HDR video recording, as well as support for capturing 4K 120FPS and 8K 30FPS video.
Under the hood, the 9 series is confirmed to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It will pack a 4,500 mAh battery with 50W wireless charging and 65W wired fast charging.
The devices will also come with LPDDR5 RAM under the hood. OnePlus 9 is officially confirmed to come in a Winter Mist colour, whereas the 9 Pro will come in Morning Mist.
OnePlus 9 Series Rumoured Specifications
There have been a lot of rumours about the OnePlus 9 series. OnePlus has confirmed most of the rumoured specifications. However, some of the details are still under the wraps.
OnePlus has confirmed that the standard 9 will come in a Winter Mist colour, whereas the 9 Pro will come in Morning Mist. The design renders of the 9 and 9 Pro have leaked previously.
According to renders leaked by WinFuture, the 9 Pro will come with a glass back and a metal frame. The vanilla 9 will have a glass rear panel. However, unlike the Pro model, it is tipped to come with a plastic frame. The 9R too is likely to come with a glass body and a plastic frame.
Coming to the colours, the standard 9 will come in three colours – Stellar Black, Artic Sky, and Winter Mist, according to tipster Ishan Agarwal. The Pro model will also come in three colours – Astral Black, Morning Mist, and Pine Green.
OnePlus has confirmed that the 9 series will come with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Both the 9 Pro and standard 9 are tipped to come with a 120Hz refresh rate. Leaked OnePlus 9R rumours suggest that the device will come with a 90Hz refresh rate screen.
All three smartphones will have a hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner. The 9 Pro will be the only smartphone under the series to come with a curved display. It is tipped to sport a 6.7-inch WQHD+ display. The standard 9 will come with a 6.5-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, whereas the OnePlus 9R is said to come with a 6.5-inch 1080p 90Hz refresh display.
OnePlus has confirmed that the 9 series will come with a 48MP Sony IMX789 primary camera and a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultrawide sensor. The 9 Pro’s quad-camera setup will come with an 8MP telephoto lens with a 3.3x optical zoom and a 2MP depth sensor.
The standard 9 will come with a triple-camera setup on the back. It is likely to come with the same 8MP telephoto lens but with a 2x optical zoom.
Details of the 9R camera module are very limited. Leaked information suggests that the 9R will have a 64MP primary camera sensor with an f/1.7 lens. The camera setup will also have an 8MP ultrawide lens.
Hardware Specs, Battery and Charging
Under the hood, the 9 series will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. We speculate that only the 9 and 9 Pro will pack the flagship Snapdragon SoC. Rumours are rife that the 9R will come with a Snapdragon 690 5G processor.
The 9 and 9 Pro are tipped to come with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. We can expect the OnePlus 9R to come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Under the hood, the 9 and 9 Pro are tipped to come with a 4,500 mAh battery. The 9 Pro is confirmed to come with a 50W wireless charging support and 65W wired charging. The standard 9 will come with a 65W fast charger and 30W wireless charging.
The standard 9R is tipped to pack a 5,000 mAh battery. There is no word on the fast charging support. However, we can expect it to support 30W or 50W fast charging.
All three phones are expected to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The 9 series is expected to boot on Android 11-based Oxygen OS 11 out of the box.
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