Everything we know about the new Oneplus9 Series
We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of one of 2021’s most important android phones so let’s take a look at everything we know so far about the Oneplus 9 series.
First up we’re expecting not two but three phones to arrive this launch cycle with the one plus 9, 9 Pro and 9R
For the 9 and the 9 Pro, we’re expecting they’ll be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor the fastest chip available from Qualcomm
Oneplus 9R is the most recently leaked name for what a lot of people were previously calling the Oneplus 9 lite so think a slightly cut down version which based on the leaks and the sneaky statement from Oneplus itself should be powered by a snapdragon 870 that’s a new chip which effectively is just a turbocharged snapdragon 865
From what we know imaging will be a big focus of the Oneplus 9 series a new partnership with Hasselblad sees Oneplus teaming up with a veteran camera brand for what will presumably be improved post-processing and camera tuning so perhaps similar to what we’ve already seen from Huawei’s partnership with Leica.
A lot of Oneplus marketing around the 9 Pro, in particular, has to do with that new Hasselblad camera but just as important is the actual sensor that will be used
Last year’s 48-megapixel sony IMX 689 sensor from the Oneplus 8 pro was Oneplus’ best camera ever, matching Samsung S21’s shooters of the time.
And according to 91 mobiles, that’s what will be used in the base model of the Oneplus 9 this time around Oneplus has confirmed that a new IMX 789 sensor will be used in the camera of the 9 Pro but besides saying it’ll be the most advanced Oneplus camera yet we don’t know a whole lot about this new hardware.
Rumors have suggested too that a new 50-megapixel sensor sony’s IMX 766 could also be used perhaps in the ultra-wide camera that’s the same unannounced sensor also rumored for the upcoming oppo find x3 pro something else we can say with certainty is that given the layout of camera modules on the back the Oneplus 9 series will not feature a periscope super zoom camera that said we’d still be hoping for some sort of upgrade from the relatively mega 8 megapixels three times telephoto from last year’s phone.
The design of the Oneplus 9 and 9 Pro are no secret at this point with cad renders having leaked those all the way back in November and December respectively.
The Oneplus 9 seems to be built around the design of the 8t with a flat display slim bezels and hole-punch selfie camera and around the back a very familiar dual rear camera setup.
With the Oneplus 9 Pro, we’re once again back to a curved display and a larger overall size with a 6.7-inch display-diagonal and more cameras around the back possibly up to a quad rear camera system, and that layout of course is confirmed by the teaser image of the rear of the phone recently unveiled by Oneplus itself which shows off most of the back panel of the device internal specs for the 9 and 9 Pro are likely to shake out in a pretty predictable way like we mentioned earlier Qualcomm snapdragon 888 processor will be running the show.
Also, android police’s Max Weinbach has revealed that we can expect 12 gigs of ram in the 9 Pro leaked images from the regular Oneplus 9 suggest that the version will have 8 gigs of ram instead.
While both phones are tipped to use 120 hertz displays the Oneplus 9 Pro would likely also enjoy one of the best phone screens out there 120-hertz panel with LTPO technology that means it could slow down to as little as 10 hertz if necessary to save power while still delivering the smoothness of 120 hertz when it’s needed we’ve already seen this technology used in the galaxy s21 ultra and it does work really well.
When talking about charging the 9 and 9 o should be more evenly matched a report from 91 mobiles points to the Oneplus 9 featuring 30-watt wireless and 65 watts wired charging so effectively the best of both worlds there from the Oneplus 8 pro and 8t and given the increase in battery charging speeds it’s not too much of a surprise that most the rumors point to the battery capacity of the 9 Pro staying put at 4 500 milliamp hours at least with a more efficient screen and processor there’s still a chance the 9 Pro will see some battery gains compared to its predecessor.
Oneplus teaser site makes reference to Hasselblad’s history as being the camera with which the first photos from the moon were taken but it’s not yet clear exactly what kind of image tuning magic Hasselblad will be bringing to the table perhaps some special low-light improvements might be one possibility.
One of the biggest design elements that made OnePlus what it is now for us is the OnePlus One and its Sandstone variant. WinFuture has seemingly confirmed that the Sandstone variant is finally making a comeback with the OnePlus 9 series. If the new report is to be believed, then the Sandstone model may be limited to the OnePlus 9 Pro. The latest leaked images of the Sandstone version do remind us of the popular OnePlus One device to some extent. The next feature confirmed by the teaser images posted on social media of the smartphone brand is the presence of 5G support. OnePlus is one of the select few brands in India that’s offering the majority of smartphones that are 5G-ready since we have an entire gallery of both devices so that we will break them down for you.
We will find out more when Oneplus launches its new phones a release date of March 23rd has been officially announced also rumored to arrive at that time is the long-awaited Oneplus watch which will reportedly run a special version of google’s wear OS software.