After months of teasing and multiple leaks, the Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has as scheduled launched the all-new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. These smartphones come with an upgraded screen, processor and camera.
For the first time, it partnered with Hasselblad to tune the camera in the OnePlus 9 Series, which is the company that sends the camera to the moon in the first Apolo mission. As a result, great improvement in camera performance is expected, lacking until now. Let us dive right in to discover the specifications and features of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
Specifications of OnePlus 9 Pro
The smartphone features a 10-bit curved 6.7-inch Quad-HD+ Fluid AMOLED 2.0 display meaning it supports a 120Hz variable refresh rate panel that is able to switch from 1Hz to 120Hz dynamically. It also comes with a highly sensitive HyperTouch sensor and offers 1,440 x 3,216 resolution and 525 PPI. The 20:9 aspect ratio display also offers an HDR10+ rating. The display offers 10-bit colour support and can crank the brightness up to 1,300 nits and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor based on 5nm architecture, and the GPU is Adreno 660. It is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of 3.1 storage. It also features five-level cooling to maintain the temperature.
Moving to the photography department, the latest OnePlus 9 Pro rocks a quad rear camera setup led by a 48MP Sony IMX789 primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a sensor size of 1/1.43″ along with support for Optical Image Stabilisation. It is followed by a 50MP Sony IMX766 FreeForm Lens ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It is tuned by the camera giant Hasselblad. The third sensor is an 8MP telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture that can offer zoom levels of 3.3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. Finally, there is a 2MP monochrome sensor. The selfie camera is a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, and it is housed inside the punch hole on the top-left corner.
In terms of connectivity, it offers 5G (SA/NSA) Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, IP68 Rating and USB Type-C. It is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W Warp Charging and 50W wireless charging. The software is based on Android 11 with Oxygen OS 11 on top. It sports an in-display fingerprint scanner for security and the smartphone weighs 197 grams. It will be available in Stellar Black, Morning Mist or Pine Green colours.
Specifications of OnePlus 9
The OnePlus 9 shares most of the specifications and features with the Pro model and the differences are less critical to the user experience according to the company. So we will focus on what differs here.
Starting with the display, it gets a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display that does have a 120Hz refresh rate. Even though the OnePlus 9 gets the same 4,500 mAh battery and has 65W Warp Charging, the wireless charging capacity is capped at 30W. It will be available in Astal Black, Arctic Sky and Winter Mist colours.
Coming to the camera department, it differs from the Pro model majorly. The primary camera has the same 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor. Finally, there is a 2MP monochrome sensor but the selfie camera remains the same. The smartphone weighs 183 gram.
Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus 9 8GB + 128GB model is priced at ₹49,999 and the 12GB + 256GB variant is priced at ₹54,999. On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro is priced at ₹64,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model and ₹69,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. The brand has also launched cases for smartphones as well.