- OnePlus 9 Pro launch set for March 23.
- Snapdragon 888 SoC will power it.
- It will feature a 50-megapixel primary camera and come with Hasselblad branding.
The upcoming OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. Like every year, there's a lot of hype around these devices. With the launch date set to March 23, we are less than a week away from the launch.
The upcoming OnePlus 9 lineup is expected to see two devices - the standard OnePlus 9 and the top-end OnePlus 9 Pro. There have been rumours about a third device dubbed as OnePlus 9E/9R. However, we haven't seen any concrete information around the smartphone so, it's unlikely that the smartphone will launch alongside the OnePlus 9 lineup.
The upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro seems to be the most popular smartphone in the OnePlus 9 lineup, considering the number of leaks it has been subjected to. We have already detailed the OnePlus 9 Pro in multiple articles. However, more information has popped up to reveal various details about the device. With that in mind, we decided to stack up everything we know so far about the OnePlus 9 Pro.
OnePlus 9 Pro specs and features
--The upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro succeeds over the hugely popular OnePlus 8 Pro. There's a lot that has been revealed about the upcoming OnePlus flagship.
--We already know that the upcoming device has been codenamed "lemonadep" and bears model number LE2120.
--Also, the design of the OnePlus 9 Pro was revealed via several leaks. We saw renders of the OnePlus 9 Pro from LETSGODIGITAL and live pictures from the likes of a YouTube video from DaveLee. The YouTuber had also hinted at the OnePlus and Hasselblad partnership in the same video.
--Now, these renders and pictures are in line with the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro, as confirmed by some new posters that have come from the likes of a credible Indian tipster. The leaked image showcases the OnePlus 9 Pro in three colour options: Astral Black, Morning Mist, and Pine Green.
--In addition to that, the OnePlus 9 Pro has been shown off in Morning Mist colour by the company. This is a new finish that is coming to the OnePlus 9 Pro.
--As far as the design of the OnePlus 9 Pro is concerned, it gets a rectangular camera module with a Hasselblad branding on the rear. Apart from this, the rear panel has just an OnePlus logo with no branding, providing it with a clean and minimal look.
--On the front, the OnePlus 9 Pro can be seen with minimum bezels on the front and sides. Additionally, it gets a punch-hole camera on the front of the display.
--The OnePlus 9 Pro has been confirmed to ship with a 2K+ OLED LTPO panel with an adaptive refresh rate from 5Hz to 120Hz. This display should save more battery than the regular OLED panels.
--The display has also been tested by DisplayMate, in which it received an A+ rating. It is a true 10-bit panel with 1 billion colours and 8192 steps of brightness adjustments.
--The OnePlus 9 Pro will ship with Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC. For your information, this is an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.8 GHz. It is built on a 5nm manufacturing process and coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. Moreover, it has support for all 5G and WiFi 6 bands.
--This smartphone should be made available at least two RAM and storage configurations - 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB.
--OnePlus 8 Pro was powered by a really powerful and reliable camera system. Now to improve the camera system, OnePlus has entered into a three-year partnership with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad.
--In terms of optics, the OnePlus 9 Pro will feature a quad rear camera setup which includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX789 Hasselblad primary sensor, a 50-megapixel IMX766 FFL fixed focus sensor, an 8-megapixel OmniVision telephoto lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There's a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies on the front.
--Apart from the camera hardware, the device may also see some improvement in the camera software. Some of the notable camera features include tilt-shift mode, moon mode, hyper-lapse, focus peeking and more.
-- Both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have been spotted on the 3C listing. Through which we know that the OnePlus 9 Pro will ship with a 4500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging.
--Finally, the OnePlus 9 Pro will ship with Android 11 with Oxygen OS 11 on top. The device will have support for 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, Type-C, and more in terms of connectivity.
OnePlus 9 Pro India launch
The wait for the OnePlus 9 lineup is almost over as the launch date has been made official by the brand. It is slated to go official on March 23, 2021. OnePlus is expected to reveal both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro at the same event.
OnePlus 9 Pro India price
OnePlus does price its devices affordably when compared to Apple and Samsung flagships. The OnePlus 8 Pro was launched at a starting price of Rs 54,999 in India. Keeping that in mind, we can expect the OnePlus 9 Pro to ship at a starting price of Rs 57,999.