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OnePlus announced new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 23 Mar 2021 11:48

OnePlus announced new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro OnePlus has today announced their new OnePlus 9 Series smartphones. The new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro aim to impress you with new Hasselblad cameras, better performance, and improved displays.
Let's take the most drastic change first which comes with the cooperation between the Chinese smartphone manufacturer and one of the world's most celebrated camera brands, Hasselblad. OnePlus promises that this has resulted in one of the best cameras on any phone.

The Hasselblad Camera for Mobile platform provides more accurate colors and better allround photo quality, OnePlus says. Behind the tuning of the colors and quality are hundreds of tests provided by Hasselblad ambassadors and professional photographers.

Both models have the largely the same camera specs including a 48 MP default shooter and a 50 MP wide angle camera, but only the OnePlus 9 Pro has a telephoto camera capable of optical zoom.

OnePlus collaboration with Hasselblad
Hasselblad Camera for Mobile can be found on both phones.




The displays have been improved as well. New LTPO technology brings along variable refresh rate which can change the speed of the refresh rate depending on the situation from 1 all the way to 120 hertz.

You'll get the smooth experience while gaming or simply scrolling but when static content is displayed the phone turns down the knob and saves you battery.

Not only is the refresh rate fast, OnePlus 9 Series has Hyper Touch technology that makes the input lag less of a problem as well. This up to 360 Hz touch response is used by games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, League of Legends, and Brawl Stars.

Overall the display got an A+ rating from DisplayMate thanks to featured mentioned above as well as 1300 nit maximum brightness (OnePlus 9 Pro), HDR10+ support, MEMC technology, and automatic color temperature setting.

Only OnePlus 9 Pro has rounded screen edges.
OnePlus 9 Pro display has rounded corners, while OnePlus 9 is flat.


Charging is faster than ever on the new OnePlus 9 Series. While the size of the battery is largely unchanged, measuring in at rather mundane 4500 milliamp hours, the fast charging makes it almost inconsequential.

Warp Charge 65T means that you can charge the phones wired at 65 watts, charging the phone from 1 to 100% in 29 minutes, or wirelessly at 50 watts (15 watts on OnePlus 9) only taking 43 minutes from empty to full.

Up to 50 watt wireless charging on the Pro
Fast charging has always been an important OnePlus feature.




Other specs include Snapdragon 888, 8 or 12 gigs of LPDDR5 RAM, fast UFS 3.1 storage of 128 or 256 GB and of course 5G connectivity.

The differences between the two models boil down to a larger and slightly better screen, additional telephoto camera and better video options, and faster wireless charging, and official IP68 rating on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

Prices start at $729 for OnePlus 9 and $1069 for OnePlus 9 Pro.

Here are the specs in all their glory:

OnePlus 9 Pro



Display: AMOLED LTPO, 6.7", 1440 x 3216 (525 ppi), 20.1:9, 120 Hz, 10-bit, 1300 nits, Gorilla Glass 5
Build: Gorilla Glass, IP68
Measurements: 163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 197 g (6.94 oz)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM: 8 GB, LPDDR5
Storage: 128/256 GB, UFS 3.1
Battery: 4500 mAh, Warp Charge 65T (10V/6.5A), Warp Charge 50W wireless charging
OS: Android 11 + OxygenOS
Main camera: 48 MP, Sony IMX789, 1/1.43", 1.12 μm/48M; 2.24 μm (4-in-1)/12M, f/1.8, 7P lens, OIS, EIS
Ultra wide camera: 50 MP, Sony IMX766, 1/1.56", f/2.2, 7P lens
Tele camera: 8 MP, 3.3x zoom, 1.0 μm, f/2.4, OIS
B&W camera: 2 MP
Video: 8K 30fps, 4K 30/60/120fps, 1080p 240fps, 720p 480fps. time-lapse 4K 30fps
Front-facing camera: 16 MP, Sony IMX471, 1.0μm, f/2.4, EIS
Connectivity: USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, 5G (NSA: N1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78. SA: N1, 3, 7, 28, 41, 78), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4G/5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
Other: In-screen fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, alert slider
Colors: Morning Mist, Pine Green, Stellar Black

OnePlus 9



Display: AMOLED, 6,55", 2400 x 1080 (402 ppi), 20:9, 120 Hz, 1100 nits, Gorilla Glass
Build: Gorilla Glass
Measurements: 160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 192 g (6.77 oz)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
RAM: 12 GB, LPDDR5
Storage: 128/256 GB, UFS 3.1
Battery: 4500 mAh, Warp Charge 65T (10V/6.5A), Warp Charge 15W wireless charging
OS: Android 11 + OxygenOS
Main camera: 48 MP, Sony IMX689, 1/1.43", 1.12 μm/48M; 2.24 μm (4-in-1)/12M, f/1.8, 7P lens, EIS
Ultra wide camera: 50 MP, Sony IMX766, 1/1.56", f/2.2, 7P lens
B&W camera: 2 MP
Video: 8K 30fps, 4K 30/60fps, 1080p 240fps, 720p 480fps. time-lapse 4K 30fps
Front-facing camera: 16 MP, Sony IMX471, 1.0μm, f/2.4, EIS
Connectivity: USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, 5G (NSA: N1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 78. SA: N1, 3, 7, 28, 41, 78), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4G/5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
Other: In-screen fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, alert slider
Colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, Astral Black

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