The OnePlus 9 series was announced today at a global event. The series includes the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and a third model called the OnePlus 9R. This post is for the first two. You can read about the OnePlus 9R here.
OnePlus has adopted a new design for its new flagships. Gone is the vertically stacked cameras of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 8 series and in its place is a left-positioned camera array similar to that of the OnePlus 8T. On both camera housings is the Hasselblad logo, proof of OnePlus’ partnership with the Swedish camera company.
Just like last year, the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a curved display and it is covered in glass on both sides with an aluminum frame in the middle. The OnePlus 9, on the other hand, has a flat display and a fiberglass-reinforced polymer frame with a metal-like finish.
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The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in Pine Green, Morning Mist, and Stellar Black which has a Sandstone-like appearance. The OnePlus 9 comes in Winter Mist, Arctic Sky which has a matte finish; and Astral Black which has a matte film under a glossy back.
The OnePlus 9 comes with a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, an upgrade from the 90Hz of the OnePlus 8. The OnePlus 9 Pro not only has a bigger 6.7-inch display both it is also a QHD+ LTPO panel called Fluid Display 2.0 with a 120Hz variable refresh rate. The two displays have HDR10+ certification, so you can stream HDR content from supported platforms including Netflix.
Powering the two phones is a Snapdragon 888 processor and it comes with 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage for both devices.
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The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 pro have dual SIM support, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box. they will get two OS upgrades (Android 12 and Android 13) and three years of security updates.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro both come with a 4500mAh battery capacity that supports Warp Charge 65T, an improved and faster version of Warp Charge 65 that was announced with the OnePlus 8T last year. The standard model supports 15W wireless charging (exclusive to Europe and North America), it is slower than the 30W wireless charging of the OnePlus 8 Pro but is better than nothing. The pro model supports a much faster 50W wireless charging called Warp Charge 50 Wireless.
The OnePlus 9 Pro gets the best cameras as expected. Its main camera is a custom Soy IMX789 48MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS. It is packed with Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR), 2×2 on-chip lens (OCL), and dual ISO. The camera can shoot 12-bit RAW images which captures a lot more colors than a regular camera. It can also record in 4K at 120fps and in 8K at 30fps.
Along with the main camera is a Sony IMX766 ultrawide camera with a freeform lens that removes the distortion at the edges of ultrawide angle photos. It can also shoot 4CM macro photos. OnePlus doesn’t join the periscope camera trend but instead settles for an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS that brings 3.3x optical zoom and up to 30x digital zoom. There is also a 2MP monochrome camera that works with the main sensor so you can shoot in black and white.
There are a lot of camera features packed into the camera app. There is a Hasselblad Pro mode that has a similar interface as a Hasselblad camera. There is also a Nightscape video mode that allows you to record brighter and sharper videos in low-light.
For the OnePlus 9, you get a Sony IMX689 48MP primary camera with standard HDR. It gets dual-native ISO and can also shoot in 12-bit RAW. There is also no OIS and it can only shoot 4K videos at 60fps but can still record in 8K at 30fps.
Both phones have a 16MP front-facing camera with an HDR mode.
Price and Availability
Below are the prices and configurations according to regions:
The phones will be available for pre-order starting March 26 before going on sale on April 2.
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