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OnePlus 9 Pro Launched: Does It Live up to the Hype?

That felt like an eternity ever since the company drummed its first beats for the OnePlus-9 series. The OnePlus-9 series embraces three new assemblies- the vanilla OnePlus 9, the premium OnePlus 9 Pro, and the Indian-exclusive OnePlus 9R. Let’s look into the details of specifications that the new flagship OnePlus 9 Pro upholds.

The Hasselblad Situation

OnePlus took the tech community by storm when the first leak for the OnePlus x Hasselblad collab was issued. Ergo, the whole razzmatazz of the phone was built around the co-branding of OnePlus-9 phones with the Swedish camera maker, Hasselblad.

In the beginning, Hasselblad and OnePlus will be partnering on the software tuning and sensor calibration side. However, in the long run, OnePlus has asserted that it will be working on innovative imaging technologies and intuitive camera solutions with Hasselblad.



As of now, For the OnePlus-9 series, the collaboration features Natural Colour Calibration with Hasselblad to produce more accurate colours and natural-looking tones in pictures. OnePlus has also updated its camera-UI for the Hasselblad-like experience, added with Hasselblad Pro Mode.

Read: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Camera Smartphone

OnePlus 9 Pro Overview:

Design & Display

Dimensions: (163.2H x 73.6W x 8.7D) mm; 197 gm
Build: Glass Back + Aluminium Middle Frame
Display: 6.67 inches; Curved Fluid AMOLED Display 2.0 with LTPO
Resolution: QHD+ (3216 X 1440 pixels); 525ppi Display Density; 1300nits peak brightness; Display P3, 10-bit Colour Depth
Refresh Rate: 120Hz Refresh rate; 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate, Hyper Touch
Material: Corning ®️ 5th Generation Gorilla ®️ Glass, IP68 Rated

CPU & Performance

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5G, 5nm)
Processor: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU:  Adreno 660
AI: 6th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine
Cooling Technology: OnePlus Cool Play Technology
RAM: 8GB/ 12GB LPDDR5
ROM: 256GB/ 128GB storage, UFS 3.1 (2-lane) | non-expandable

Cameras

Rear Camera Setup: Rectangular Camera layout; left alignment

–       Primary 48MP Sony IMX789 (wide, f/1.8), OIS

–       Secondary 50MP Sony IMX766 (ultra-wide, f/2.2)

–       Tertiary 8MP (telephoto, f/2.4, 50mm), OIS

–       Quaternary 2MP (monochrome, f/2.4)

Front Camera Setup: Centre font-camera layout; left punch-hole

–       Primary 16MP

Battery & Charging

Capacity: 4500mAh (dual-cell design)
Charging: 65W WarpCharge Technology, USB Type-C, (1-100% in 29min)
Wireless Charging: Warp Charge 50 Wireless (1-100% in 43min)

Sensors, Speakers & Other Features

Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Audio: Dual stereo speakers; Noise cancellation support

Dolby Atmos® | No 3.5mm Audio Jack

Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android™ 11
Ports: USB-C®, Single nano-SIM slot
Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner (optical), Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core, Flick-detect Sensor, Front RGB sensor, Barometer
Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, NFC
Colors: Morning Mist, Forest Green, Stellar Black

Price & Availability

OnePlus 9 Pro is set to release by early April in India through the major national retailers. The prices for the corresponding variants are as shown below:

Variants Price in India
OnePlus 9 Pro (8GB + 128GB) INR 64,999
OnePlus 9 Pro (12GB + 256GB) INR 69,999

Also Read: Poco X3 Pro Launched: Snapdragon 860, 120Hz Display and 5160mAh Battery


OnePlus 9 Pro Summary:

Display: 6.67 inches; Curved AMOLED Display (120Hz)
Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5G, 5nm)
CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU: Adreno 660
Cooling Technology: OnePlus Cool Play Technology
Memory: 8GB + 128GB, 12GB + 256B, UFS 3.1, non-expandable
OS: OxygenOS based on Android™ 11
Rear Camera: 

–       Primary 48MP Sony IMX789 (wide, f/1.8), OIS

–       Secondary 50MP Sony IMX766 (ultra-wide, f/2.2)

–       Tertiary 8MP (telephoto, f/2.4, 50mm), OIS

–       Quaternary 2MP (monochrome, f/2.4)

Front Camera: Primary 16MP
Battery: 4500mAh, 65W WarpCharging (100% in 29min)
Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner (optical), Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Sensor Core, Flick-detect Sensor, Front RGB sensor, Barometer
Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, NFC
Colours: Morning Mist, Forest Green, Stellar Black

 

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