OnePlus 9 Series Features: Here’s What You Can Await!
In the year 2020, OnePlus introduced its first “true” flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro. It was further followed by the company’s initial mid-ranger OnePlus Nord at a very frugal cost. OnePlus then further expanded its portfolio to consider a couple of budget-friendly in the Nord line-up. Also, the brand has dropped the feasible TWS earbuds space. So, what else is the prominent smartphone brand coming up this year?
This year, it is expected that the company will bring in some top-notch features and also few much-needed refinements to its wide range of products. Beginning with its flagship lineup for 2021: the OnePlus 9 series. It is anticipated to spill the 9 series in April, and the series is said to feature three devices this time.
- The Variants
OnePlus is expected to debut three new devices as a part of the 9 series: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro and an affordable option 9Lite. The leaks recently verified the existence of the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro and the details regarding the OnePlus Lite have been sparse so far. Even so, the latest leaks reveal the affordable flagship may be called the OnePlus 9R.
Further, the OnePlus 9 series is most likely to come with a codename “Lemonade”. The lineup will include five variants counting:
- Lemonade: OnePlus 9
- Lemonadet: T-Mobile OnePlus 9
- Lemonadev: Verizon OnePlus 9
- Lemonadep: OnePlus 9 Pro
- Lemonadept: T-mobile OnePlus 9 Pro
These are names said to be introduced. Plus, the alleged OnePlus 9R is not but an OnePlus Nord heir that may not launch alongside the OnePlus 9 series.
And not to forget, the rumour has it that the OnePlus is going to launch its first smartwatch at the upcoming event!!
The OnePlus 9 would feature a new back panel design and a rectangular camera island in the top-right corner with three sensors and an LED flash. On the front, it features a flat display with a hole-punch cutout for the front camera in the left corner. The leak also showed that the OnePlus 9 would feature a 6.55-inch display that will provide a peak refresh rate of 120Hz.
The 9 Pro features a design similar to the OnePlus 9 but with a more oversized camera island containing an additional sensor and rectangular LED flash. It would also feature a larger 6.7-inch curve display with a left-aligned hole-punch cutout.
There are no leaks related to the 9 R features or even images. The only feature it carriers is that it may provide a plastic back panel and a more mainstream design to convert itself from the OnePlus 8T.
- Price & Availability
The price of OnePlus cellphones gained steadily over the years. You can expect the same to happen this year. There aren’t any solid revelation about costs yet. However, it is said OnePlus 9 around the exact cost of the OnePlus 8T. Moreover, the device is likely to go on sale at the starting price of around $750 for the 8GB/128GB variant.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is slightly more expensive than the OnePlus 8 Pro. It is said to be launched around the $950 mark, given that it is assumed to feature a prime camera setup. The OnePlus 9R will cost around $600.
- Release Date
After the OnePlus 8T launch, soon after the first leak about the OnePlus 9 series. The disclosure revealed that OnePlus was scheming on launching it’s next-gen flagship devices four weeks ahead of the time. However, if that is the case, the OnePlus 9 series could discover in the next month.
It is expected that the OnePlus 9 series will be disclosed on March 23rd. The event will live-stream on the OnePlus website and you will be able to watch it online.
Depending upon the rumours seen so far, the OnePlus 9 series is creating quite an attractive list. One of the most exciting parts of the OnePlus series this year is the 9R. It is expected to bring in the new generation of the inexpensive flagship that the OnePlus enthusiast has been demanding over the past years.