OnePlus launches a flagship Smartphone series, 9 series

What is best for you? 9 Pro, 9R or is it the much awaited Mi 11 Ultra?

So its finally out, One Plus 9 Pro and 9 series. Its not been that long since the last release of One Plus which was 8T, so what are the new features OnePlus is promising this time, lets dig deep into it.

OnePlus 9 Pro Specs and Features

To begin with OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro share same features. OnePlus 9 Pro provides advanced display that achieves optical clarity, better speed evolution and next-generation QHD+ 120Hz fluid display 2.0 with a premium design supporting LTPO technology,. The 6.7” smartphone display size measurement is measured diagonally from corner to corner. OnePlus 9 series offers some top end display experience, every moment comes to life in ultra-smooth and hyper-realistic 8K resolution, the best yet to be experienced on OnePlus device. OnePlus provides very smooth incredible community, OxygenOS 11 is OnePlus uncompromising Never Settle version 11. Though OnePlus 9 Pro has a solidly design built which is a plastic frame instead of metal.

OnePlus 9 series is powered by latest Qualcomm powerful Snapdragon™ 888 5nm size chipset with 5g connectivity. OnePlus 9 pro comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, in two variant: 8GB RAM with 128GB storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB storage. OnePlus 9 series delivers typical battery capacity of 4,500 mAh, its design incorporates two cells (each rated at 2,250 mAh), initiates Warp Charge to simultaneously charge both cells at the same time for fast charging. Warp charge 65T delivers fast charging bringing a day’s power in 15 minutes, this feature makes it different from previous release OnePlus 8T. The OnePlus 9 Pro with Warp Charge 65 charges completely in 29 minutes, compared to the OnePlus 8T charging completely in 39 minutes.

5g connectivity, this feature you will find common literally in all latest smartphone. OnePlus 9 Pro allows the amazing “Designed by OnePlus” vision. It’s an irresistible harmony of creativity, exclusive materials, and premium unibody experience. Three nature-inspired colorways evoke a sublime, dreamlike calmness. OnPlus 9 pro is brighter, clearer and safer compared to all its latest releases, this makes it a real flagship killer. It supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, multiple sensors and satellite navigation systems, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, an updated haptic engine, and a better cooling system for the SoC. With dual ambient light sensors, 8,192 levels of automatic brightness dynamically adjust to ensure maximum comfort. It’s easier on your eyes too, emitting less blue light so you can enjoy games, movies and browsing social media in relaxing and comfortable experience.

What’s all the hype about the new camera?

The cameras on the OnePlus 9 series are a major upgrade compared to its previous releases, mainly due to upgrade in sensors. OnePlus provides an advanced IMX789 sensor, with a large 1/1.4″ sensor1 in size with 16:11 aspect ratio, the OnePlus 9 Pro offers exceptional imaging capability thanks to leading technologies including 2×2 OCL, 12-bit RAW, dual ISO, and DOL-HDR. With help of such sensors you can enjoy better performance to capture cleaner shots, reduced motion blur with higher dynamic range in videos.

It provides 48MP main camera with 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera and 8MP Telephoto Camera with 3X optical zoom. This 50 MP Ultra Wide Camera offers unparalleled clarity with its pioneering Freeform Lens, that empowers every mobile photographer to dream big and aim for the moon. With native 10-bit color depth it recreates life’s moments in the most vibrant and natural color with every frame in time. According to Gadget360 Review, “The rare camera of 9 Pro looks decent but not great. You can get some pleasing selfies during the day if you angle the camera just right, but for the most part, images look fairly average and the quality dips further in low light.”

OnePlus as partnered and co developed with Hasselblad for betterment and multiple breakthroughs in Camera including Natural Color Calibration. The ultra-flagship camera blends the technological excellence of OnePlus and Hasselblad, with the OnePlus 9 Pro, taking your best shot is now effortless and empower your vision with boundless horizons. With help of Natural Color Calibration developed by Hasselblad you can experience true to life color and phenomenal natural skin tones which shall satisfy the most demanding photographers. So with this it concludes that OnePlus 9 pro camera lives upto the hype.

Is it worth it? Value?

Is it worth investing in Oneplus 9 pro, thinking about investing money in flagship smartphones is always a common approach. How does OnePlus 9 Pro stands out and is it really worth?

OnePlus 9 Pro is complete killer when it comes to gaming, with a solid display design and performance you can play without worrying about Moblie getting heat up, it uses thicker graphite layers and a larger vapor chamber, superior heat dissipation performance keeps your gaming cooler even when the action heats up. Pro Gaming mode unlocks the colossal CPU and GPU power of the OnePlus 9 Pro. With exclusive support for high frame rates, each gaming experience is fast and smooth with flagship gaming performance. So make your play ultimate with 9 Pro.

OnePlus also supports amazing sound quality. OnePlus upgraded dual stereo speakers for an even richer, more cinematic 3D sound experience with precision Dolby Atmos audio with enhanced directional audio cues for situational awareness. Together with the new Qualcomm® WCD9385 audio codec and Qualcomm Aqstic™ platform, experience the heart of sound and feel every beat, with such sound quality you can enjoy music, movies, games and many more. You can shoot videos at 8K 30fps, but 4K recording is limited to 60fps, while shooting 8K videos the device may restrict to overheating.

Alternative for OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 Pro can still be a better alternative for OnePlus 9 series. OnePlus 8 Pro and 9 Pro as many features in common, but 9 Pro adds some more into it. That said 8 Pro can still be a good alternative for OnePlus 9 series.

For more details on 8 series, click here.

OnePlus also launched OnePlus 9R which is priced 39,999. It is supported by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870 SoC and 5g connectivity and an enhanced cooling system, every frame is fast, smooth and beautiful. It as the similar warp charge with that of 9 Pro. If looking for an OnePlus upgrade you can grab 9R which as some promising features similar to 9 Pro. The OnePlus 9R comes in two color variants: Carbon Black and Lake Blue, this device was created to be both elegant and bold.

For more info click here.

If you are looking out of OnePlus brand, then you should wait for Mi 11 Ultra which will launch on April 23rd. The smartphone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 5nm SoC, 50MP triple cameras, with a huge battery capacity of 5000mAh and 2K 120Hz 6.81″ AMOLED display. Excepted price of Mi 11 Ultra is around 70,000.

Variant and Pricing of New OnePlus launch

OnePlus 9 pro color variant:

  • Morning Mist
  • Pine Green
  • Stellar Black

OnePlus 9 pro 5g price in India:

  • 64,999 INR : 8GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • 69,999 INR : 12GB RAM + 256GB storage
  • Whereas OnePlus 9 priced is 49,999 INR and the budget OnePlus 9R costs 39,999 INR.


There are many smartphones which are about to come. OnePlus 9 Pro as taken a leap with its advanced features and sensors. The biggest upgrade of all will be IP68 certification, OnePlus 9 Pro come as a waterproof device. OnePlus as once again shown its flagship performance in Moblie Marketing World, we might get to see much advanced smartphones in future with greater leap than its predecessor launches.

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Information credits : OnePlus

Manish Gehlot

I am a privacy, security, encryption and software freedom enthusiast. I am into VPNs, TLS security. Recently I also got into technical writings including guides.

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