There are a number of rumors going on for the next OnePlus devices, concerning the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord series. Along with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro and maybe OnePlus 9E, OnePlus Lite or 9R will be launched on 23rd March 2021. In this article, we covered everything we heard so far about the next OnePlus flagships.
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OnePlus 9 Pro Design and Display
OnePlus Pro Design:
> The OnePlus 9 has a flat display while curved Display is for 9 Pro.
> OnePlus 9 has a triple camera.
> IP68 for 9 Pro.
Rumor has it that there will be some changes in the design of OnePlus 9 as compared to OnePlus 8. Specifically, it says the phone will be having a flat screen, like OnePlus 8T. There will be a punch hole camera on the top left of the screen similar to the OnePlus 8T.
The Camera Housing for the OnePlus 9 is said to be in the top left corner like it is in OnePlus Nord, and will be rectangular like OnePlus 8T. They say that the Two out of Three lenses will be larger giving it a little different look compared to the previous devices. They also say that there could be plastic Chassis in OnePlus 9.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is not only revealed by the leaks, but also by OnePlus itself. It will have a rectangular camera housing on the rear which is going to be a reflective glass. According to the official image it has a curved display with a punch hole camera in the top left.
There are two small and two large lenses with Hasselblad branding on the back of the OnePlus 9 pro. Which you can also see in the official image and it says that it will have three color options.
It has the IP68 water and dust resistance rating, but according to them it will be only for the OnePlus 9 Pro.
OnePlus 9 Pro Display:
> OnePlus 9 has a 6.55 inch display with full HD resolution.
> Whereas OnePlus 9 Pro has a 6.7 inch AMOLED with Quad HD6+ resolution.
> 120 Hz refresh rate.
Some say that the OnePlus 9 will have a larger display than the OnePlus 8T. Although according to leaks it will have a 6.55 inch AMOLED display. It has a 120Hz refresh rate which is similar to OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro. However, OnePlus is keen for the flagship devices, though it says that 9 Pro might have LTPO display.
Most likely OnePlus 9 will have full HD+ resolution, making it similar to OnePlus 8. If they will launch the 9 Pro variants then we can expect to see a Quad HD+ resolution on the device. They also claim that OnePlus 9 Pro will have a 6.7-inch display.
As OnePlus 8T has a peak brightness of 1,100nits and it also supports HDR10+ content, we expect the same for 9 and 9 Pro.
OnePlus 9 Pro Camera and Performance
The OnePlus 9 Pro Camera:
> OnePlus 9 Pro has a Quad rear camera with Hasselblad branding.
> Triple rear camera in OnePlus 9.
> Punch hole camera in front.
There is a triple rear camera in OnePlus 8 which is 48 MP main. 16 MP 116-degree ultra-wide sensor and 2 MP macro sensor. Whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro has a Quad Camera, having 48 MP main, 48 MP ultra-wide, 8 MP telephoto and 5 MP photochromic sensor.
According to the rumors the OnePlus 9 has a triple rear camera which will have two lenses larger than the third, but there is no leak about the camera system. However, we still hope to see a 48 MP main camera, but it is not clear about what the supporting cameras will have.
According to some reports the OnePlus 9 Pro will be having a Quad Camera. Which we can see in the leaks and also in the official images from OnePlus. It is not clear yet that the regular OnePlus 9 will also be having Hasselblad branding or not. so we are not sure about that.
OnePlus company has revealed that 9 series will have a custom Sony- IMX789 sensor and can snap in 12-bit RAW. It will also give a capture improved HDR video. Which also includes 4k videos up to 120 frames/ second. The company says that Hasselbald has partnered with them for color tuning and sensor calibration and will have a ‘Hasselblad Pro Mode’.
The punch hole front camera will come in both the variants i.e. OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, which will be on the left.
OnePlus 9 Pro Performance
You can expect the OnePlus 9 Pro to feature the top of the Qualcomm mobile processing platform. Because that is what OnePlus the other OnePlus flagship has earlier. Usually, this means that Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888, also a 5mm chip that assures better performance than Snapdragon 865. However, according to the recent declaration by Qualcomm which says there can be a different system in 9.
In January Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 870 5G. This is the faster version of the 865 plus snapdragon that came this year. However, many of the new chipset and image signal processors are the same as Snapdragon 865. The main thing is that the Snapdragon 870 can give a stronger performance and good 5G connectivity without the cost of a higher Snapdragon 888. Company like OnePlus might consider the new chipset as a way to keep the cost lower on its new flagship.
Adding the Snapdragon 870 is the proof that no doubt why OnePlus is among the list of the phone makers that gives the powerful devices.
A leak for OnePlus 9 specs says that the battery in the phone will be a 4,500mAh, which is larger than 4,300mAh of the OnePlus 8. Reports also say that the OnePlus 9’s battery will offer a 4,500mAh power pack.
The OnePlus 8T gave 9 hrs. and 58 mins. Of battery life over 5G. While the handsets on our best phone’s battery life gives 11 hrs. or more. But the OnePlus 9 should give longer battery life if it comes up with a Snapdragon 888 chip. However, the Snapdragon 870 5G can also give a longer battery life.
The battery performance is much more important than how long the phone will last. On the other hand, how quickly, your phone can charge up is also important, OnePlus gives that, thanks to the 65W wired charging. You can expect another advanced feature with the OnePlus 9, which is that it might five 30W wireless charging, a feature that was reserved for OnePlus Pro variants. OnePus 9 could also come up with the 8 Pro’s feature to offer reverse charging, with the devices which are compatible with the Qi wireless charging.
OnePlus 9 Pro Price, release date and other details
> Will release on 23rd March 2021
> Expected Price stating with Rs. 51,999
OnePlus gave an invite for March 8th, announcing a three years long partnership with Hasselblad, while also telling the launch date on 23rd March.
However, OnePlus did not reveal how many devices it will launch, but rumors say that it will show OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. In terms of price the prices are expected to be around Rs. 51,999/- in India.
The OnePlus 9 will be coming in Arctic Blue, Arctic Sky and Winter Mist. While the 9 Pro variants will be in Stellar Black, Forest Green, Morning Mist Shades.
How to watch Live Launch Event
Normally people were expecting OnePlus 9 to release in April or May this year, but the company confirms that they will release it on March 23 this year.
There will be a live streaming of the launch event and it will start at 7 am PT/ 10 am EST/ 3 pm GMT.