OnePlus 9 Series Rumors Summary: Specs, Features and Pricing Expected Before Launch

The OnePlus 9 series would debut in multiple countries on March 23 at 10 a.m. ET and March 24 at 2 p.m. Beijing time in China. Leaks so far indicate that the event will include four products: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9R / 9E and the OnePlus Watch. Let’s take a look at the expected specs, features, and pricing of OnePlus 9 devices ahead of launch.

Left: OnePlus 9 Pro, Right: OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9 Series – What’s New?

Unlike in the past, OnePlus created all the hype for the OnePlus 9 series cameras with the announcement of the Hasselblad Partnership. The company will jointly develop natural color grading with the Swedish camera manufacturer. This partnership will continue over the next three years, with OnePlus investing around $ 150 million in its R&D labs located around the world.

Talk about design, leaked press renderings suggest that devices can opt for a plastic back panel on the base model (OnePlus 9) because the antenna lines are not visible. Either way, the camera layout gets a more polished finish than that of the OnePlus 8T. Specifically, it seems that OnePlus took inspiration from the OPPO Reno series of smartphones.

However, unlike OPPO, the camera lenses inside are stacked in different sizes. The OnePlus 9 Pro has four cameras, while the non-Pro sticks to the three-camera setup. We also see the prominent Hasselblad branding inside the camera housing. The devices will launch in the following colors:

  • OnePlus 9 Pro
    • Colors: black (sandstone finish), green and silver

As for the OnePlus 9R, the third device would be a first in the series because the flagship OnePlus line has traditionally featured a standard variant and a Pro variant (if we exclude the special editions). Regardless, very little is known about this R-branded model and we’ll update it once we have new information.

Not only press renderings, static and live wallpapers of the devices were also leaked. As you can see in the renderings above, the wallpapers contain a mix of color variations.

OnePlus 9 Series Specifications and Features (Expected)

Below are the expected specs for OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro. Much like last year, the company is primarily looking to differentiate cameras, but it looks like the 2021 editions will have different display resolutions as well.

Some of the specs below are speculation, so take them with a pinch of salt until an official word comes out.

OnePlus 9 specifications

  • Dimensions: –
  • Display: 6.55-inch FHD + flat top left AMOLED perforated screen, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Cameras:
    • Triple cameras with 48MP, 16 or 50MP ultra-wide * primary lens, 2MP macro sensors
    • In front of: 16MP Selfie Shooter
    • Camera features Enhanced 4K and HDR video recording, PDAF, Nightscape.
  • Drums: 4500mAh with 65W chain load
  • Memory: at least 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Other characteristics: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS
  • BONE: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, HydrogenOS 11 (China)

*To note – Few rumors say that the camera layout of the OnePlus 9, which also bears the ‘Hasselblad’ brand, this time around will have main and ultra-wide sensors similar to the ‘Pro’ variant.

However, this leak is hard to believe and we believe it will be more of a color grading on the non-Pros. Anyway, let’s take this with a pinch of salt and wait for the official information.

OnePlus 9 Pro specifications

  • Dimensions: –
  • Display: 6.7 inches QHD + perforated AMOLED curved top left LTPO display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Cameras:
    • Quad cameras with Sony IMX789 48MP main lens, 140 degree ultra-wide field of view 50MP, 8MP telephoto, 5MP macro
    • In front of: 32MP selfie shooter (possibility)
    • Camera features:4K video at 120FPS and 8K video at 30FPS, Dual native ISO, full pixel omnidirectional AF, Free-form lens for minimal distortion (ultra-wide), 12-bit RAW support, Digital Overlap HDR, Nightscape.
  • Drums: 4500mAh with 65W chain charging, 45W wireless charging, reverse wireless charging
  • Memory: up to 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Other characteristics: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GNSS, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance
  • BONE: OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 (Global), HydrogenOS 11 (China)

OnePlus 9 series – Price, availability

The OnePlus 9 series is expected to start at $ 600, with the OnePlus 9R / 9E being the base model with the Snapdragon 865/870 chipset, while the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will likely start at $ 799.

Regarding availability, registrations have already started in China as the launch is a day later than the global one. We can expect the global variants to be available in the majority of Europe, the United States, and Asia.

Vague reports say the third OnePlus 9R / 9E model may be limited to markets like China and India initially.

Stay tuned to our channels as we will update the exact details very soon.