OnePlus has presented its new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro — the company’s new premium range smartphones. These OnePlus flagships came with the most powerful processor, lots of RAM, fast charging, and user experience with OxygenOS.
Apart from that, the company has started a long-term collaboration between the R&D teams at OnePlus and the iconic photography firm Hasselblad to raise the bar in photography.
The main novelty of the new OnePlus is its camera. The tech company has partnered with the legendary Hasselblad to bring its knowledge to the field of mobile phones. That is why now, both in the lens module and in the camera app, we can see the stamp of the Swedish manufacturer. However, the integration goes much further.
OnePlus has embraced Hasselblad’s iconic natural color calibration, a recognizable hallmark that really puts a new spin on mobile photography. In addition, they worked together to optimize hundreds of real-life scenes through photography. Computer to fine-tune color based on their mutual understanding of color performance, as well as the needs and habits of smartphone users.
The OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro differ in the main sensor and in the integration of a telephoto lens in the latter. Specifically, OnePlus 9 Pro has a 48-megapixel main sensor, the Sony IMX789, which has been created in conjunction with the Japanese company customized for this phone. It is accompanied by a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle (Sony IMX766) that allows more light, less noise, and less distortion than previous generations, as well as a macro mode that can shoot between 3 and 4 cm from the subject.
The OnePlus 9 Pro also features a 3.3x magnification optical zoom with OIS stabilization, as well as a 30X digital zoom. The fourth integrated camera is a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor that works in conjunction with the main camera to add detail and clarity to black and white photos.
The OnePlus 9, for its part, mounts a triple rear camera. The main lens is the 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 sensor that the OnePlus 8 Pro had, while the ultra-wide-angle lens is the same as that of the Pro model. It lacks optical zoom, but it does opt for the 2-megapixel monochrome camera.
Beyond photography, the OnePlus 9 also improve in the video section. For the first time, they can record video in 8K at 30 fps, as well as allows the recording of video in 4K at 120 fps. It maintains the blurring options to the subject or the ultra-stability mode that has been accompanying for generations.
With regard to the front camera, both have a 16 megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor that continues to bet on being located on the screen with a hole in the upper left, as was the case in the previous generation.
Design and display
The OnePlus 9 Pro is slightly larger and heavier, 163.2×73.6×8.7mm and 197 grams versus 160×74.2×8.7mm and 192 grams. But the main difference between both is on the screen. The OnePlus 9 Pro is curved, while the OnePlus 9 is not.
In both flagships, we have a refined design, with the glass back, a metal border, the iconic alert slider on the right side, the rear camera module located in the upper left, and a hole in the upper left corner of the screen to locate the front camera. Of course, only the Pro is IP68 certified.
The OnePlus 9 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD + AMOLED curved screen with a resolution of 1440×3216 at 525 dpi and a brightness of 1,300 nits. For its part, the most affordable model has a 6.55-inch AMOLED flat panel with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels at 402 and a brightness of 1,100 nits. Both have a 120 Hz refresh rate but with differences.
Between both models, it is the Pro that is focused on gaming. The Pro panel features LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) technology that allows you to adapt the refresh rate frequency to the content to improve battery consumption by up to 50%.
However, for gaming, the response time when the panel is touched is more important. This time they bet on Hyper Touch technology that goes up to 360 Hz, which allows the gaming feeling to be more fluid. This technology is currently compatible with PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and Brawl Stars, although it will come to more titles soon.
Power and performance
With regard to power, OnePlus does not usually waive as usual. Both bet on the latest Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 888 as well as are available in two versions of 8 and 12 GB LPDDR 5 RAM and two versions of UFS 3.1, 128, and 256 GB storage.
To ensure performance, the cooling system has also been improved. Now it has a system that improves heat dissipation, as well as the steam chamber, has been expanded, which has been improved with layers of graphite and copper.
Regarding the battery, both mount a 4,500 mAh with the dual-cell design that we already saw in the OnePlus 8T that allows the phone to be charged from 1 to 100% in 29 minutes thanks to the 65W Warp Charge 65T system. The charger however, allows other devices to be charged at 45W.
However, the real revolution regarding the battery is in the wireless mode of the Pro model. Although wireless charging is available for both models, it is the Pro that stands out, being able to charge at 50W without cables, which is equivalent to going from 1 100% in 43 minutes.
To do this, it will be necessary to buy the Warp Charge 50, the company’s charging stand, which is sold separately at ₹3,990. The OnePlus 9, for its part, has a slower wireless charge, at 15W. Both are compatible with any Qi charging system and allow reverse charging.
Price and availability
OnePlus 9 And OnePlus 9 Pro will be available in three finishes and in two capacity versions.
Specifically, the OnePlus 9 arrives in Artic Sky (blue), Astral Black (black), and Winter Mist (purple). It will be available in versions of 8 GB and 128 GB of storage, in the first two colors, for ₹49,999. At the same time, the version of 12 GB and 256 GB of memory will cost ₹54,999 and will be in Astral Black and Winter Mist.
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in three colors: Morning Mist (gray), Stellar Black (black with a sandstone finish), and Pine Green (green). The 8 GB and 128 GB version will cost ₹64,999 and will be available in the first two colors, while the 12 GB and 256 GB version will have all three colors at a price of ₹69,999.
Both phones can be pre-ordered from the OnePlus website and Amazon starting today. However, the OnePlus 9 Pro will start arriving on March 31, and the OnePlus 9 won’t do so until April 14.