The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro is here!

March 24, 2021

Featuring Hasselblad-tuned cameras.

After weeks of teases and leaks, OnePlus has finally revealed its latest flagship and it brings some of the best hardware you would probably find on a 2021 flagship. Both the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro bring an improved camera system powered by Hasselblad along with 120Hz displays.

The smaller sibling OnePlus 9 comes with a 6.55-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s a flat AMOLED display that also features an in-built fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 9 Pro on the other hand has a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. LTPO (that’s low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) allows the display’s refresh rate to dynamically adjust depending on the scenario to help save battery life.

As for the internals, both models share the same specifications: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, 8GB/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Both the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro surprisingly have the same battery capacity of 4,500 mAh, but it is implied that the OnePlus 9 Pro’s LTPO display will offer a better battery life. The smartphones will be running OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11.

For charging, the OnePlus 9 supports 15W wireless changing while the OnePlus 9 Pro supports 50W Warp Wireless charging. Both models also charge wired through 65W Warp Charging via USB-C that can take the battery from 0 to 100 percent in 30 minutes.

Of course, the stars of the show here are the best Hasselblad-tuned cameras. The OnePlus 9 has a triple camera system that includes the main 48-megapixel camera (with EIS), 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and the 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. The OnePlus 9 Pro will have a 48-megapixel main sensor (with OIS and EIS), the same 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel 3.3x telephoto lens, and the 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. 

As part of the collaboration with Hasselblad, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will have a dedicated Hasselblad Pro mode that gives you access to more camera settings like shutter speed, ISO levels, etc. You are also able to shoot images in 12-bit RAW and you can even hear Hasselblad sound effects when taking an image. The cameras can also shoot in 8K at 30fps and 4K up to 120fps.

Price-wise the OnePlus 9 will cost $729/£629 for 8GB/128GB and $829/£729 for 12GB/256GB and the OnePlus 9 Pro will cost $969/£829 for 8GB/128GB and $1069/£929 for 12GB/256GB. No word yet on a local release, but details on that should be available soon.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.