OnePlus has confirmed the launch date of OnePlus 9 series of devices, with a partner for their cameras. Here we already know about OnePlus 9, which includes leaked specs and features.
While we are excited about OnePlus’ recent focus on making more affordable phones like the OnePlus Nord, as we see every year what the company will do with its flagship line.
This year the range is expected to include OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro. And possibly the OnePlus 9R, which may be a cheaper version of the phone to pick up one of the best mid-range phones.
The 9 Series will follow in the footsteps of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Last April, the standard model began packing high-end Snapdragon 865 processors, 5G connectivity and a rich OLED display, while the Pro version also came with an improved quad camera and wireless charging capabilities.
The OnePlus 8T was released in October, leaving us with high expectations for the 2021 line, with top performance, a great performance and incredibly fast deliveries over £ 8.
Scroll down to find everything we know about the OnePlus 9 series so far, including information about the release date, specs, camera, performance and more. The latest news gives us a peak in the battery expected with its fast 45W wireless charging capabilities to power the new phone.
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OnePlus 9 release date – expected earlier than usual?
After several months of rumors, and ahead of expected release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, OnePlus has confirmed the date we will see the OnePlus 9 launch.
The launch will arrive on March 23 at 2 pm GMT. Like all launches currently, the event will stream online. We will bring you live coverage of the event right here on this page.
OnePlus 9 Camera – OnePlus collaborates with Hasselblad for 9 cameras
Along with confirming the launch date, OnePlus also confirmed previous speculation that it would partner with Hasselblad for the camera system on the new phone.
OnePlus has announced a three-year deal with Hasselblad for future co-development of camera systems for OnePlus devices. The first phone to come as part of this deal will be the OnePlus 9.
“OnePlus has always prioritized premium user experience over everything else. In early 2021, we are making a concerted effort to significantly improve the smartphone camera experience for our users with the expertise of a truly legendary partner in Hasabelblad, ”said Pete Lau, founder and CEO of OnePlus said. “With OnePlus’s top-of-the-line hardware and Hasselblad’s rich aesthetic knowledge in computational photography and traditional photography, I believe the OnePlus 9 Series will be a major leap forward in our ability to deliver premium, flagship cameras.”
OnePlus has also taken a little depth in the involvement of this partnership. It includes advanced color calibration, to ensure that the snaps shot with the camera have natural colors. There will also be a Husband Pro mode with a new UI based on the brand’s image processing software.
In terms of actual camera specs, we know that the OnePlus 9 series will use a custom Sony IMX789 sensor with 12-bit RAW support. You will also be able to record HDR video and 4K at 120fps.
Will the OnePlus 9 be one of the best camera phones? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Specs and features of OnePlus 9 – A familiar screen and OnePlus 9 s Lite ‘
An alleged list on Geekbench Benchmarking app has been found showing The device is reported to have OnePlus 9 Pro packing 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 888. OnePlus has always used high-end Qualcomm chips, so this news is not surprising.
OnePlus 9’s ‘Light’ has also been talked about. Despite its name, it is rumored that it is the baby in the OnePlus 9 family, which may pack the powerful Snapdragon 865 processor found in the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
According to Android centralThe OnePlus 9 Lite will come with the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro earlier this year, offering a cheaper alternative to those happy for last year’s chipset. The device will reportedly have a 90 or 120Hz AMOLED screen and 65W fast charging.
As far as the display of OnePlus 9 is concerned, we may be in for some very familiar ones. According to Weibo tipster Digital chat station, The OnePlus 9 can boast a 6.55-inch, 120 Hz AMOLED screen similar to the OnePlus 8T.
In January, reliable leak Max jamboree The voice was taken to tell that the OnePlus 9 Pro will come with 45W wireless charging. This is a big jump from the 30W wireless charging offered by the 8 Pro, which is capable of charging up to 50% in less than 30 minutes.
Jambore later indicated in a tweet that the 9 and 9 Pro will pack a 4500mAh battery and confirm that the phone will come with Charger in box. We previously saw a 4510mAh battery in the OnePlus 8 Pro, but this time it looks like a bigger battery can be found in the base model too.
We found that the battery life of the 8 Pro varied depending on how you use it. The phone was able to dial 120Hz / 1080p for between 5 and 6 hours, or QHD + with 4 to 5 hours of screen, but could be increased by turning off the display settings.
In terms of RAM, rumors Still have Suggested that the Pro model will pack at least 12 GB of luggage, which should be placed there along with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. While we still say that 8GB is more than enough, OnePlus is known to increase the level of RAM and we won’t be surprised at all if there is also a 16GB option.
What do we want from OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro?
1. A OnePlus Camera Which Is As Good As It Is
The cameras on the OnePlus phone have not deteriorated in this way, but it always felt like the area where we wanted more.
Instead of focusing on getting the picture quality right with the main camera, OnePlus has built around it and added quite a bit of useless macro, black and white and other sensors that are little more than dressing for a press release.
If these secondary and tertiary sensors allowed for a stronger main camera, we would be all for it. And, most of the time, the glasses are there. The OnePlus uses great Sony sensors, has a well-designed app and has very fast power to shoot with. Nevertheless, photos can often be flat with background processing that are not as good as some of their rivals.
2. Ditch the curves
There was a time when curved screens on phones were new and exciting, giving them a futuristic look and feel. Samsung took it in stride and gradually bought it for all the main Samsung flagships. Others followed and there was a period where curved displays would beautify each and every Android phone.
Thankfully, it has decreased somewhat. Samsung has all seen the look of a heavy curve and we love the OnePlus for doing so. The OnePlus 8 Pro was a beautifully designed device, capped down by a curved curved body that, when combined with its oversized footprint, made it difficult to hold comfortably.
If it means a slightly smaller display and a less futuristic look, then we don’t like the OnePlus Stick with a quality flat display for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
3. Get Expandable Storage from N10 and N100
The N10 and N100 were odd releases for OnePlus. They were inexpensive devices that lacked some stalwarts that we expected from the OnePlus device with very useful ringer switches, in-display unlocking, up-to-date software, and OLED displays. The first thing they brought to the table after the OnePlus X was expandable storage.
With these phones shooting video in 4K (and HDR at 60fps in some cases), the game is getting bigger and concentrates on photography, it’s fairly easy to fill an odd amount of internal storage. Even though OnePlus has previously offered massive amounts of storage, the safety net of the microSD card is always welcome.
4. Wireless charging and IP rating as standard
With the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, the brand must recognize that features such as wireless charging and IP water resistance ratings should not be a ‘Pro’, but those that should be expected.
We like to see both devices with these handy extras and not use them as upshifts for the pricier version.
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5. Keep that fast, high end feel
Of all the Android phones we’ve reviewed in 2019, none are close to matching the OnePlus 8T for pure speed. The 120 Hz display, Snapdragon 865 and OnePlus all adaptations that we believe are running on a combined backdrop to create a full-speed champion.
We have no doubt that OnePlus will continue this theme with their 2021 devices and we certainly hope that will be the case.