OnePlus has officially confirmed to launch the OnePlus 9 series on March 23 at 10:00 AM ET. The launch event will be livestreamed on the company’s official YouTube channel. That’s not all, the Chinese smartphone maker has also formally announced its partnership with the Swedish camera maker Hasselblad.
In the press release, OnePlus did not reveal the models in the OnePlus 9 series, which are expected to be OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R, as per leaks. Instead, the brand has confirmed the camera specs of these devices.
OnePlus says that it has signed a three-year partnership with Hasselblad to co-develop camera systems for future OnePlus flagship devices. To do so, the company will be investing $150 million over the next three years for four R&D labs around the lab, including two imaging labs based in the United States and Japan.
The OnePlus 9 series and the upcoming high-end phones from the OEM will ship with ‘Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad’, a new color solution jointly developed by OnePlus and Hasselblad. The brand’s flagship smartphones will also come with ‘Hasselblad Pro Mode’ with support for 12-bit RAW format and options to adjust ISO, focus, exposure times, white balance, and more.
- Custom Sony IMX789 Sensor
- Panoramic Camera with a 140° FOV (Field of View)
- Freeform Lens for Minimal Distortion in Ultra-Wide Pictures
- T-lens Technology for Faster Focus in the Front-facing Camera
- Support for 12-bit RAW
- Improved HDR Video Recording
- Video Recording at 4K 120FPS and 8K 30FPS
From the above-mentioned parameters, we can clearly say that none of the hardware is new but they are first for a OnePlus smartphone. Hopefully, the OnePlus 9 series’ camera system performs as well as the company claims.
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