OnePlus 9 series is all set to launch on March 23 in India and the company has released the first official picture of the upcoming flagship smartphone. OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro and 9 Lite/9R/9E on March 23 alongside its first smartwatch. Earlier this week, OnePlus announced that it has partnered with Swedish camera-maker Hasselblad for co-developing the camera systems on future OnePlus phones starting with the OnePlus 9 series.
OnePlus released a teaser video for the OnePlus 9 series and the design of the OnePlus 9 series was revealed officially towards the end of the video. The phone shown-off in the video has a vertical camera module that is home to four cameras along with an LED flash and a couple of sensors. We also get to see the Hasselblad branding just below the two large camera sensors.
The design showcased in the teased video is in line with previous leaks and renders that surfaced on the Internet. Furthermore, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has also confirmed that the OnePlus 9 series will arrive with charging adapters in-the-box. In all likelihood, the OnePlus 9 series will support 65W fast charging that debuted with the OnePlus 8T back in October 2020.
OnePlus has also confirmed that the OnePlus 9 series is set to feature a custom Sony IMX789 sensor that brings in support for 12-bit RAW, 4K UHD recording at 120FPS and 8K UHD at 30FPS and more. Additionally, the upcoming smartphones also have a new panoramic camera with 140-degree field-of-view, an ultra-wide-angle camera with free-form lens and a T-lens technology in selfie camera for faster focus.
OnePlus 9 series leaked specifications
OnePlus 9 could feature a 6.55-inch Full HD + display as per the leaks, while the OnePlus 9 Pro is said to feature a slightly larger 6.7-inch QHD + screen. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will likely opt for a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and support a 120Hz refresh rate. As for the OnePlus 9R, it is rumoured to feature a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor while the OnePlus 9R is rumoured to launch with Snapdragon 690 processor under the hood.
OnePlus 9 Pro is expected to feature a quad-camera setup on the back headlined by a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP secondary camera, an 8MP camera and a 2MP camera with OIS support. The OnePlus 9 will likely have triple cameras on the back while the OnePlus 9R could have a 64MP primary camera followed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are also likely to be equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging out-of-the-box which debuted with the OnePlus 8T in October. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9R is expected to have a slightly larger 5,000mAh battery with fast-charging support out-of-the-box.