With less than two weeks left until the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
are announced on March 23, German publication WinFuture
has revealed everything about their design and colors by publishing
press renders of both OnePlus 9 flagships.
Check out the OnePlus 9 Pro in all official colors
OnePlus has excelled in areas like price and display with recent smartphones, but the brand isn't known for its camera performance. In 2021, OnePlus
hopes to change that with a new Hasselblad partnership
that kicks off with the OnePlus 9 series.
As was confirmed earlier this week in a teaser video, the OnePlus 9 Pro features an updated rear camera module that consists of four lenses, a microphone, an LED flash, and what appears to be a laser autofocus system.
Leading the way on the camera front is Sony's new 50-megapixel IMX789 sensor
. That's coupled with an improved ultra-wide-angle shooter which, per official sample photos
, is going to produce shots that are completely free of distortion. Also expected in the camera department are a macro camera and a 3.3x telephoto zoom lens.
The OnePlus 9 Pro's advanced camera setup sits alongside a curved punch-hole display that reportedly measures in at 6.7-inches and supports an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It boasts slim bezels and a slim chin, although uniformity isn't quite achieved.
Because this phone is a contender for the best phone of 2021
, the OnePlus 9 Pro is predicted to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset. The latter can also be found inside the Galaxy S21 Ultra
and will power most Android flagships this year.
Completing the package is said to be a 4,500mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging and 45W fast wireless charging
. On the software side of things, Android 11 and OxygenOS 11 are almost guaranteed.
Take a look at the affordable OnePlus 9 5G flagship
There's no word on the OnePlus 9 Pro's price yet, but the smartphone will no doubt be expensive. If you can't quite afford it, the OnePlus 9 5G might be the model for you because it should cost quite a bit less.
The differentiating factors, as seen in the press renders below, are the 6.5-inch display, which is flat rather than curved, and the camera setup, which now includes three sensors rather than four. Despite the lower price, though, the OnePlus 9 does retain some key OnePlus 9 Pro features.
For example, the Snapdragon 888 is still included, per leaked information. The same can be said about the 4,500mAh battery, the 65W fast charging tech, and the pre-installed software. Even some of the cameras are believed to have been carried over from the Pro.
OnePlus 9 series announcement, release date, price, and colors
The 5G OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will be announced at a virtual event on Tuesday, March 23. It could clash with an Apple event
, but regardless of that pre-orders are predicted to start immediately after, with shipments to follow around a week later. In the US, both models are expected to be available on T-Mobile.
As for the all-important colors, the OnePlus 9 is going to be available in black, blue, and a purple gradient finish. The OnePlus 9 Pro, on the other hand, is set to be sold in green, silver, and a matte black colorway that should prove popular with the tech community.
Unfortunately, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro prices haven't leaked, but we can make some educated guesses based on previous releases. Specifically, there's a good chance the vanilla OnePlus 9 could start somewhere between $699-799 in the United States, whereas the premium OnePlus 9 Pro might land between $899-999.