The technological boom is at its peak in the recent era. We come across insanely innovative devices hitting the shelves almost every day. Talking about the most proliferated device for now that is ‘mobile phone’ – well, who doesn’t use this!!
Albeit, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for businesses, people and society at large, time doesn’t stop for cell phone organizations, and OnePlus is no special case. Subsequent to dispatching the OnePlus 8 in April and the OnePlus 8T in October, the organization is presently preparing for OnePlus 9 series.
Before the official uncover, we’ve gotten together every leaks and rumors from the rumor mill regarding OnePlus 9. In addition to that, we have also backed up our statements by the official releases of data by the OnePlus officials. So, let’s get right into the details and specs…
OnePlus 9 series – ‘Name game’
We have got from the inside reports that OnePlus plans to continue its food-related codenames for upcoming smartphones too. The OnePlus 9 is allegedly known as “lemonade” as of the recent leaks. For reference, the OnePlus 8 was named as “instantnoodle,” while the 8T was named “kebab.”
Other than the codename, we additionally have confirmation that the 2021 OnePlus phone will be launched with the “9 series” moniker.
OnePlus 9 series – Launch date
The new flagship smartphones are expected to launch on March 23 – that means we’re quite close to the final reveal. Prominently, users can likewise expect the OnePlus Watch to make a big appearance close by its cell phone kin.
OnePlus 9 – Design
A CAD-based render of the OnePlus 9 leaked on November 14, as can be seen above. It proposes the phone will don three cameras at the back with a selfie camera punch hole in the upper left corner. Likewise with the OnePlus 8T, it is expected that the vanilla variant of the 9 arrangement could highlight a flat display.
Fortunately, it would seem that the vanilla model will keep the much-admired OnePlus alert slider on the upper right. This component didn’t show up in the budget-friendly OnePlus Nord N10 and Nord N100 smartphones rolled out at the end of 2020.
Android authority communicated a leak on March 10 about the colorways of OnePlus 9 series. It proposes that the phone will show up in blue and purple. Coordinating with those colorways will be a group of new wallpapers.
A renowned tipster from India, Ishan Agarwal on March 14 tweeted about – what’s in store from the vanilla OnePlus 9 as far as colorways. Look at it below.
The render flaunts following colors:
Color options: -Stellar Black -Arctic Sky -Winter Mist
Shockingly those expecting a shading alternative like that striking (yet unused) gold colorways for the OnePlus 7T are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
OnePlus 9 Pro – Design
Now let’s take a look at the OnePlus 9 Pro variant, exclusively leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer on November 21. He proposes the Pro model may be quite similar to its predecessors in terms of the design. The renders show it will sport a quad rear camera array at the back, with a punch-hole selfie camera and a 6.7-inch bended display.
Strangely, the renders for both of these phones look very much like the Oppo Reno 5 arrangement, dispatched in December. It is conceivable OnePlus will not stray excessively far from its Oppo legacy during this year’s series too.
Agarwal also posted leaked renders of OnePlus 9 Pro’s color options as shown below:
The leak shows three color options, namely Astral Black, Morning Mist, and Pine Green.
OnePlus has also posted an official announcement of the design of OnePlus 9 series; which grandstands the two devices next to each other. A clear difference in the hardware of two smartphones can be viewed in this particular shot.
OnePlus likewise formally revealed the OnePlus 9 Pro in its Morning Mist colorway on March 15. The colorway uses the organization’s new finishing strategy that blurs from its silver place to its dark edges.
OnePlus 9 – Specs
It’s practically a given that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 will be riding on the flagship smartphones. You can expect that chipset to be combined with at any rate 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 capacity in each model. According to Max Weinbach, the OnePlus 9 Pro will purportedly employ 12GB of RAM.
OnePlus undoubtedly affirmed on Twitter on March 17 that the OnePlus 9 arrangement would be controlled by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. This isn’t a shock by any means, as the firm has utilized the most recent age Snapdragon lead silicon throughout recent years.
OnePlus 9 – Displays
The OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T each conveyed a 120Hz refresh rate. Now, specs leaked by Max Jambor, recommends the 9 Pro could see a versatile 120Hz refresh rate on an OLED LTPO display.
This would make its showcase profoundly similar to the one found in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Then, Jambor sets that the vanilla OnePlus 9 could have a consistently on 120Hz refresh rate on a customary OLED board.
OnePlus later affirmed the OnePlus 9 Pro will without a doubt offer a 120Hz refresh rate by means of an OLED LTPO screen.
Adaptive Refresh Rate: The adaptive refresh rate additionally implies it can go down to 1Hz when reviewing content like pictures, which the organization is calling a first. Something else, OnePlus says the display additionally has a 360Hz touch reaction rate and uses generally half the power as compared to the previous generations of OnePlus smartphones.
Sadly, there’s no authority word yet on what the vanilla OnePlus 9 will offer. Probably the organization will utilize a standard OLED screen instead of a LTPO board. We have additionally recently seen the standard OnePlus model offer a FHD+ board versus the Pro variation’s QHD+ screen, so this is another distinction we’re anticipating.
OnePlus 9 – Batteries & Charging
With the OnePlus 8T, the organization made a major quarrel about the phone’s 65W wired charging. It is almost certain this will persist to the 9 Pro, if not accompanied by all the phones in the 9 series.
Shouldn’t something be said about wireless charging? Max Jambor recommends the Pro variant could include 45W wireless charging and an additional feature of reverse wireless charging. Jambor also specified about the OnePlus 9 that it would likely to entail wireless charging, however, he did not expound on any concrete numbers.
In any case, 91mobiles stated back in December 2020 that the vanilla OnePlus 9 will get 30W wireless charging and 65W wired charging. It additionally guaranteed that the standard variation would pack a 4,500mAh battery.
This battery limit was emphasized by Jambor on February 9, 2021, adding that the OnePlus 9 Pro would get a 4,500mAh battery as well. The leaker additionally declared that a charger would also be included in the box.
OnePlus 9 series – Key highlights
At last, Jambor likewise says the OnePlus 9 Pro will be the only model in the reach to get an IP68 rating against water and dust resistance. He proposes the other 9 arrangement phones probably won’t include that recognition.
OnePlus 9 – Cameras
Toward the start of the year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau asserted that the organization would be intensely putting resources into its camera advancement. Lau said his aspiration is to be in all honesty the best cell phone camera organization. This is a huge compliment when you consider OnePlus’ set of experiences with regards to cameras.
OnePlus has since uncovered that it is collaborating with Swedish camera company Hasselblad to improve the photography experience. The organization says the new phones will utilize a custom Sony IMX789 sensor. It’ll empower 12-digit RAW catch just as 4K at 120FPS or in 8K at 30FPS videos. There will be a slider alert on the right hand side of the panel. On the front left side, there can be seen a camera as a dot display. OnePlus also doesn’t seem too overboard with the branding, like the ones in OnePlus 8 series. A simple OnePlus logo signs on the back panel and that’s it!
Outside of hardware, the camera will likewise include some new features. There will be another Natural Color Calibration highlight created with Hasselblad to improve colors on videos and images.
An APK teardown of the OnePlus camera application additionally shows some new highlights that would probably land with the OnePlus 9 arrangement. Those highlights incorporate a slant move mode, a moon mode, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg and … practically enough pros in case you are looking to make a switch from your old phone to a new one. Never forget to get along with a data transfer tool before the final flight.
OnePlus 9 – Availability & price
As a matter of fact, now let’s discuss the price point of OnePlus 9 series. The OnePlus 8’s secret ingredient of success was its sticker. Showing up at $699, it was among the least expensive flagship phones of 2020; a year that saw any semblance of Samsung and Apple by and by break the $1,000 boundary.
In all actuality, the 128GB OnePlus 8 Pro came in at $899, yet we would expect that is as yet a reasonable cost for a magnificent leader. We anticipate that the OnePlus 9 should make a big appearance between the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro price band.
The pre-orders for OnePlus 9 series are expected to start on March 23. According to Max Weinbach, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will also be carried on T-Mobile. Can’t wait to see what OnePlus has in stores… Let’s wait and see!