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OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro confirmed to come with Snapdragon 888, adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1-120Hz

OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will sport Qualcomm's top-of-the-line chipset, Snapdragon 888, with 5G support. Both phones set to launch on March 23.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | March 18, 2021 | Updated 10:41 IST
OnePlus 9 Pro in Morning Mist colour teased by the company
OnePlus 9 Pro in Morning Mist colour teased by the company

Highlights

  • OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro set to launch on March 23.
  • The OnePlus 9 Pro is also said to come with a five-layer gaming-grade colling system.
  • OnePlus Watch is also likely to launch alongside the OnePlus 9 series.

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro launches are a few days away, and the excitement around the new OnePlus range is steadily building up. The company is also not leaving any stone unturned in teasing various features of the OnePlus 9 series, and the latest is the confirmation of Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. While several leaks had already pointed towards the presence of Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 888 SoC.

OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau has also tweeted about the new LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display that we will see on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. "We led the industry in introducing high refresh rate displays, and now we're leading in low refresh rates. The #OnePlus9Series LTPO display can switch anywhere from 1-120Hz, just when you need it. Fast, smooth, and lighter on your battery." The tweet reveals that the OnePlus 9 series will sport an adaptive refresh rate, which means adjusting the refresh rates depending on the content playing on the screen.

OnePlus will be among a select few smartphone manufacturers that will be using LTPO display which is expected to come with better battery management. Next up, Lau tweeted about the hyper touch feature on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Lau claims that the 120Hz on the OnePlus 9 series will be more responsive than 120Hz seen on other smartphones. In a tweet, Lau compares 120Hz on the OnePlus 9 Pro with 120Hz on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. If the CEO is to be believed, then the OnePlus 9 Pro is smoother than the premium S21 Ultra.

The new LTPO display is a new kind of AMOLED display that should be great for features like the Always-On display. The company has hinted that the screen will come with a QHD resolution and support the 10-bit colour resolution.

The company also confirmed the new cooling system that will be available on the Pro model. OnePlus said that the Pro model this year would come with a five-layer gaming-grade cooling system. Notably, this won't be the first time when an OnePlus device is packing a cooling system under the hood. The company every year employs ways to keep a check on the heating issue on its smartphones, and the five-layer cooling system just seems a refresh for 2021.

At the March 23 event, OnePlus is likely to announce two new smartphones - OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The company is also set to launch its first smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch.

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