OnePlus 9 Running ColorOS 11 Leaked in Live Images, Expected to Launch in China


OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 9 series globally on March 23. The company has confirmed a bunch of hardware specifications of the 9 series ahead of the launch. An interesting development reveals that the OnePlus 9 in China could run on OPPO’s Color OS 11 out of the box. The company typically launches its phones with HydrogenOS, which is China-specific version of OxygenOS. However, it seems like the upcoming OnePlus flagship series will run on OPPO’s ColorOS 11 out of the box. The two companies recently announced that they would be merging their research and development (R&D) teams. Let’s take a look at the leaked OnePlus 9 live images, specifications, and other details.

OnePlus 9 spotted running OPPO’s ColorOS 11 out of the box in China 

OnePlus will debut its flagship smartphone series on March 23. Ahead of the launch, a leaked live image shows the standard OnePlus 9 running on OPPO’s Color OS 11.

Leaked live images reveal that the standard 9 model is running on Android 11 out of the box. One would expect the smartphone to run on OxygenOS 11. However, the device is running on OPPO’s ColorOS 11.2.

The images also reveal that the device will come with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

In January 2021, OnePlus and OPPO announced that they would merge their R&D teams within OPlus to maximise resources. The OnePlus flagship smartphone running on OPPO’s ColorOS 11.2 could be the first such move following the merger of the R&D teams.

OnePlus 9 specifications

The OnePlus 9 is expected to sport a flat 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. 

On the back, the smartphone has a triple-camera setup. We can expect it to house the same sensors as the 9 Pro model. This would include a 48MP Sony IMX789 sensors and a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultrawide sensor. However, the third telephoto lens on the standard 9 is expected to come with a 2x optical zoom.  

The upcoming 9 series will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 4,500 mAh battery. The standard 9 will come with 65W wired fast charging and 30W wireless charging, as per rumours. 

We can also expect the phone to come with an IP-rating for water and dust resistance. The standard 9 will come in Winter Mist, whereas the 9 Pro will come in a Morning Mist colour option.

You can click here to check the OnePlus 9 Pro specifications. 

OnePlus will also launch a third smartphone called the OnePlus 9R in India alongside the 9 and 9 Pro. You can click here to read more about the smartphone.