- OnePlus 9R is the most affordable offering in the OnePlus 9 series.
- It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 SoC and comes with an 8GB and a 12GB RAM option.
- The device is meant for optimum mobile gaming at an affordable cost.
At its virtual event on Tuesday, OnePlus launched its latest OnePlus 9 series of smartphones at a starting price of Rs 39,999 in India. The most affordable of the lot is the OnePlus 9R, launched to mark the Chinese major's entry into the mid-budget smartphone segment in the country.
The OnePlus 9R, hence, is understandably the most sought-after OnePlus device in the country for now. After all, the company has been known to produce flagship killers in its early days. The new budget offering by the firm might just be the same yet again.
But before we award that title to the smartphone, here is a look at what it has on offer:
OnePlus 9R specifications
Display: The OnePlus 9R comes with a 6.5-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,080x2,400 pixels resolution.
Processor: The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The processor is a step down from the Snapdragon 888 offered on its elder siblings.
Software: The OnePlus 9R runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 on top.
Memory: The smartphone uses 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage options.
Rear Camera: OnePlus 9R comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. This includes a 48 megapixel (f/1.75) Sony IMX586 primary lens, a 16 megapixel Sony IMX481 ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel monochrome lens, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor.
Front Camera: At the front, the OnePlus 9R carries a 16 megapixel Sony IMX471 selfie shooter.
Connectivity: Connectivity options on the OnePlus 9R include Wi-Fi, GPS and a USB Type-C 3.1.
Sensors: Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and in-display fingerprint sensor.
Battery: All this is backed by a 4,500mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 65T and Warp Charge 50 Wireless fast charging.
OnePlus 9R special features
As mentioned, the OnePlus 9R comes as the most affordable offering in the lot. Weeks before the launch, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had confirmed that the budget smartphone would be launched alongside the premium smartphones for expanding OnePlus' potential market in India.
The device focuses on mobile gaming capabilities, with a powerful Qualcomm processor and a display that is ideal for the same. This is also clear from the 4500 mAh battery on the OnePlus 9R to keep it going.
Further gaming prowess is ensured by up to 14 temperature sensors for monitoring the temperature of the device. In addition, it has Pro Gaming Mode, Immersive Haptic feedback as well as Stereo speakers.
It measures 161×74.1×8.4 mm and weighs 189 grams and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass on top.
OnePlus 9R availability and price in India
OnePlus 9R price in India starts at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the top-of-the-line model costs Rs 43,999 for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model.
The OnePlus 9R will be available via Amazon India and the company's online store. The company says it will be going on sale from the first week of April.