After numerous leaks and official teasers, OnePlus has finally unveiled its flagship line-up, comprising the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. OnePlus 9R also joins the line-up as an affordable gaming smartphone, made exclusively for India.
The headline feature for both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is the camera that has been developed in partnership with Swedish photography company Hasselblad. Of course, the 9 Pro gets the best cameras of the lot, but for this generation of OnePlus devices, Hasselblad has only focussed on improving the colour science of the two phones.
That said, the vanilla OnePlus 9 gets a 48MP IMX689 sensor at the back with dual native ISO and 12-bit RAW output. It is joined by a 50MP ultrawide camera (IMX766 sensor) and a 2MP monochrome lens. At the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed in a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner of the display.
It gets a flat 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, it comes powered by a Snapdragon 888 chipset, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
Besides that, the standard OnePlus 9 features 65W wired charging via USB-C and 15W Qi wireless charging for the 4,500mAh cell. The Indian units, however, do not support wireless charging. It runs on Android 11 with the brand's near-stock OxygenOS skin on top. It also gets dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, plus upgraded haptic feedback motors.
The OnePlus 9 price in India starts at ₹49,999 and goes up to ₹54,999 for the 8GB+128GB trim and 12GB+256GB trim, respectively. It will be available in winter mist, arctic sky, and astral black colours, exclusively on Amazon and OnePlus' online store.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is the spiritual successor to the OnePlus 8 Pro from last year and is a bigger and better version of the OnePlus 9 with a few minor upgrades. First off, the 9 Pro gets a curved 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO panel, with a variable refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz.
It also gets a better camera system, comprising a 48MP IMX789 sensor with support for 12-bit RAW images, dual native ISO, and OIS. The ultrawide unit remains the same as the vanilla OnePlus 9, while it gets an additional 8MP telephoto lens with 3.3x optical zoom and, lastly, the same 2MP monochrome camera.
It also gets 50W wireless charging support, in addition to 65W wired charging via USB-C. The rest of the specifications, however, remain the same as the vanilla model.
The OnePlus 9 Pro price in India starts at ₹64,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and goes up to ₹69,999 for the 12GB+256GB variant. It will be available in three colours – morning mist, pine green, and stellar black.
The OnePlus 9R joins the line-up as the most affordable smartphone in the series, made exclusively for India. It is targeted towards gamers and is essentially an updated version of the OnePlus 8T for 2021.
The OnePlus 9R comes powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It gets the same flat AMOLED panel as the standard OnePlus 9, meaning it's a 6.55-inch panel with a Full-HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
In the camera department, the 9R gets the same selfie shooter as the 9, while the rear setup seems to be lifted off the 8T. Therefore, it gets a 48MP sensor with OIS, a 16MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro and a 2MP monochrome cameras. The rest of the setup remains the same as the OnePlus 9.
The OnePlus 9R price in India starts at ₹39,999 for the 8GB+128GB trim and goes all the way up to ₹43,999 for the higher-end 8GB+128GB trim. It will go on sale in 21 days in two colours – carbon black and lake blue.