The OnePlus 9 series will officially launch on March 23, the company announced recently. Ahead of the launch event, the company has revealed the design of one of the smartphones that appear to be the pro variant in the lineup. The same quad-rear camera design was noticed on the OnePlus 9 Pro prototype showcased by YouTuber Dave Lee months ago. OnePlus has now confirmed that the series, co-developed by Swedish camera maker Hasselblad will feature the Sony IMX789 sensor to enable 4K video recording at 120fps. It will also include a Sony IMX766 sensor for ultra-wide-angle photography.
Meanwhile, a report by Chinese publication MySmartDriver claims that the vanilla OnePlus 9 will feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro will reportedly come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display also with 120Hz refresh rate and hole-punch. Both the devices are said to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and run on Android 11 out-of-the-box. In terms of camera, the pro model will reportedly come with a 48-megapixel primary camera paired with a 50-megapixel secondary camera, an 8-megapixel tertiary shooter, and lastly a 2-megapixel sensor.
Whereas, the regular OnePlus 9 is said to include a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 50-megapixel secondary camera, and an 8-megapixel tertiary shooter. The report claims that the specifications were leaked from the phones’ about section. The upcoming OnePlus 9 series is also said to include a toned-down OnePlus 9R (or OnePlus 9E) that might pack the Snapdragon 690 SoC. The phone will reportedly include 8GB of RAM, 128GB storage, 64-megapixel primary camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with at least 30W fast charging support.
Earlier this week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus 9 series would ship with the charging adapter inside the box. Most manufacturers have started removing charging brick from the official packaging for environmental reasons. Apple started this trend with the iPhone 12 series in October last year. Recently, Samsung decided to remove the adapter from the Samsung Galaxy S21 series’ packing, while Xiaomi kept it option for the Mi 11 series in China.