Today the Chinese company presented its brand new OnePlus 9 and today we are going to talk about its specs, price, and release date. This new release comes with a number of improvements. Most importantly it has the latest generation Snapdragon 888 processor. Let’s see all the details below.
OnePlus 9 specs
|Dimensions||160 x 74 x 8.7mm
120Hz refresh rate
20:9 aspect ratio
|Resolution||1,080 x 2,400 pixels
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G|
|Operating system||OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11|
|Storage||128/256GB UFS 3.1|
48MP Sony IMX689 Main, 1 / 1.43″ sensor size, 7-piece lens, EIS,
23mm equivalent, f / 1.8 aperture 50 MP Sony IMX766 Ultra Wide Angle, 1 / 1.56″ sensor size, FreeForm lens, f / 2.2 aperture
2MP monochrome sensor
16MP Sony IMX471 with fixed focus, f / 2.4
Quick charging Warp Charge 65T up to 65W with charger included in the box (supports up to 45W via USB-PD)
Qi wireless charging up to 15W
|Others||On-screen optical fingerprint reader, Alert Slider, USB 3.1 Type C, haptic engine, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, face unlock, Bluetooth 5.2|
A design similar to OnePlus Nord
Following a similar path to that taken with the OnePlus Nord, the brand has decided to build its new phone using a plastic chassis that surrounds the body of the device, and that serves as a junction for the rear and front glass. Only the side of the device is made of plastic. On the back, there’s a Gorilla Glass 3D panel.
The device is available in three different colors and finishes: glossy purple, matte blue, and black. There is, of course, the Alert Slider switch, although there’s no IP certification that guarantees its resistance to water and dust.
It has a completely flat 6.55-inch panel, with reduced margins and a hole located in the upper left corner. This panel uses AMOLED Full HD+ technology and has a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the screen, there’s also an integrated fingerprint reader.
OnePlus claims that they improved the accuracy and naturalness of colors, and they are offering a performance that exceeds even the professional monitors. In that sense, they indicate that it can reach 1,100 nits of brightness and that it has HDR10+ certification.
In addition, the automatic brightness system has been improved and is now capable of varying between 8,192 different levels of illumination. This is accompanied by the “Comfort Tone” feature, capable of varying the color temperature based on ambient lighting.
Cameras are the main focus of the new OnePlus 9
The cameras of the OnePlus 9 have undergone a significant improvement over the OnePlus 8, despite having the same number of sensors in total.
On the back, the 48MP Sony IMX689 main camera with f/1.8 aperture that was already present in the OnePlus 8 Pro welcomes us. It also has the ability to capture 12-bit RAW images, but unfortunately, it lacks an optical stabilizer.
Perhaps the biggest change is found in the camera behind the new 50MP Sony IMX766 ultra-wide-angle lens. The company calls it a “Freeform” lens system that stands out for being able to reduce distortion by 10-20% compared to other brands.
Finally, we find a 2MP monochrome lens to capture black and white images, which are then combined with the information and detail obtained by the main sensor to generate artistic photographs of higher quality.
On the front, there are no changes: the same 16MP camera that we have seen in previous generations of the family is once again present.
But we cannot finish this section without mentioning the seal of the Swedish firm specializing in photography, Hasselblad, whose signature is printed on the rear camera module of the device.
What this seal means is a three-year collaboration, through which both brands will work in sync to try to improve the photographic quality of OnePlus mobiles. In this first year, the fruit of this collaboration is a more natural and accurate color profile, and a renewed “Pro mode” integrated into the camera app, with reordered options and new features aimed at getting more out of the sensors.
To conclude, it is worth mentioning that the OnePlus 9 is capable of capturing video at 8K resolution. In addition, its ultra-wide-angle camera can benefit from the “Nightscape 2.0” mode to capture better videos at night.
The latest generation Snapdragon 888 promises great performance
OnePlus 9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor. There are 8GB or 12GB RAM options based on LPDDR5 technology, accompanied by up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
It has a 4,500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65T ultra-fast charging technology, capable of recharging the device’s battery in less than half an hour using the charger included in the box.
It also supports 15W Qi wireless charging, a feature that the OnePlus community had been requesting for some time now. It’s worth noting that the China and India versions of the OnePlus 9 will not feature this technology.
Of course, OxygenOS 11 is the operating system that gives life to the phone, with all the changes and new features of Android 11.
OnePlus 9 price and release date
The OnePlus 9 can be preordered from the company’s online store. Its price will depend on the version:
- OnePlus 9 8GB RAM + 128GB: $729
- OnePlus 9 12GB RAM + 256GB: $829