The highly anticipated OnePlus 9 series is now official. More like last year, the launch event took place online yesterday, i.e. on March 23. OnePlus had quite a lot to this showcase time, including the standard OnePlus 9, the flagship OnePlus 9 Pro, the affordable OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus Watch.
But we will be just focusing on the vanilla OnePlus 9 for this article and find what it brings to the table. Moreover, the OnePlus 9 succeeds over the OnePlus 8 from last year, which itself was a powerful all-round device.
Now, the OnePlus 9 series is already listed OnePlus’s official website and Amazon and will be available for purchase soon. But before you go ahead and order one take a moment to look at this article as we have stacked everything you need to know about the OnePlus 9.
OnePlus 9 specifications
Processor: The fresh OnePlus 9 is powered by the beefy Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It is an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.8GHz and coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. Just a reminder, its predecessor, i.e. the OnePlus 8, shipped with Snapdragon 865 SoC, again a reasonably powerful chipset.
RAM: The OnePlus 9 is being offered in two RAM variants: 8GB and 12GB. OnePlus has used DDR5 memory on this smartphone which is also the best available in the market right now.
Internal Storage: The OnePlus 9 is made available in two storage variants: 128GB and 256GB, storage type used here is UFS 3.1.
Display: The OnePlus ships with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a resolution of 2400×1800 pixels and a peak brightness of 1100 nits. Further, the display supports sRGB colour space and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Rear Camera: The camera system on the OnePlus 9 has taken a huge leap with the Hasselblad OnePlus partnership. As far as the camera specs are concerned, the smartphone gets a 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 primary shooter, a 50-megapixel IMX766 ultra-wide free form lens that eliminates edge distortion issue on ultrawide shots and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. Further, the OnePlus 9 can capture videos up to 8K 30fps and slow-motion videos up to 720p at 480fps and 1080p at 240fps.
Front Camera: On the front, the OnePlus 9 gets a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor for selfies.
Software: OxygenOS running on top of Android 11.
Battery: The OnePlus 9 is powered by a 4500mAh battery which supports 65W wired charging and 15W Qi-Wireless charging, sadly the wireless charging facility is only available on the global variant and not on the Indian variant. OnePlus claims that this 65W charger can completely juice up your device in less than 30 minutes.
OnePlus 9: special features
OnePlus 9 in Winter Mist colour
Starting off with the design, the OnePlus 9 comes with a polycarbonate body rather than an aluminium one making it the first OnePlus numbered device to get this finish on the rear. Further, it receives a rounded rectangle-shaped camera module with an OnePlus logo and no unnecessary branding. Providing the back of the OnePlus with an elegant minimal look. Whereas on the front, it gets a flat punch-hole display, unlike the curved one on the flagship OnePlus 9 Pro.
Much like the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 9 also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Indian/Chinese variant of the OnePlus 9 weighs 183gms, whereas the North America/Europe variant weighs 192gms.
Moreover, the OnePlus 9 is made available in three colour options Winter Mist, Astral Black and Arctic Sky.
The display on the OnePlus 9 is one of its major highlights. Like mentioned before, it features a 120Hz LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) AMOLED display. Interestingly the refresh rate is adaptive and can go from 1Hz to 120Hz depending on the type of content being viewed.
The camera on the OnePlus 9 is also getting a major rehaul with a massive 50-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, which OnePlus claims can take super detailed shots. Also, OnePlus says that this lens eliminates edge distortion, which is common in ultra-wide shots.
Besides this, the OnePlus showcased the camera’s capability to record super crisp 8K and Super-slow motion videos.
Sadly, the OnePlus 9 misses out on the two most important features, i.e. Wireless charging and IP rating.
Finally, in terms of connectivity, the OnePlus 9 brings 5G, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2 and Type-C support.
How to buy the OnePlus 9
The OnePlus 9, alongside other new OnePlus devices in the lineup, has been listed on OnePlus’s official website and Amazon and will soon be available for purchase.
OnePlus 9 India price
The OnePlus 9 has been priced at Rs 49,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, whereas the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 54,999