In March 2021, OnePlus will unveil a new 5G phone with 65W charger. We will give a preview of the OnePlus 9 Pro in the following animation video.
OnePlus has released more smartphone models this year than in previous years, the Chinese manufacturer is active in the middle segment for the first time with the promising North line-up, where last month the North 100 and North 10 were added to. A new top model from OnePlus is expected around March 2021, it is the successor to the Oneplus 8 Pro.
The new model, logically the OnePlus 9 Pro, seems to be a kind of mix of its predecessor and the latest Nord models in terms of design. Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, already knew the first one earlier this week images of this new smartphone.
OnePlus 9 Pro a high-end 5G phone
The Dutch 3D designer Jermaine Smit, aka Concept Creator, has gathered all the information to make a series of impressive renders of the anticipated flagship of OnePlus. To complete the visualization, Jermaine, in collaboration with LetsGoDigital, also made the YouTube video below in which the OnePlus 9 Pro can be seen from all sides.
By the way, our 3D visualisations are not always appreciated by everyone. Some time ago, Carl Pei, co-founder and former CEO of OnePlus, approached the 3D designer Jermaine Smit during an international press event to ask if he would like to stop making product designs for future OnePlus smartphones. Of course, we cannot honor such a request, which is why today we bring you the OnePlus 9 Pro – after all, we are here for our readers and stand for the freedom of journalism. However, it does indicate that some smartphone manufacturers are struggling to see undisclosed products appear online even before the official release.
The new flagship will most likely be equipped with a 6.7 ”QHD + Fluid Amoled display. It is a rounded screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 8 Pro was already praised for its beautiful 120 Hertz display, you can assume that this high refresh rate will also be supported by the 9 Pro.
For the selfie camera, another hole will be made in the screen, at the top left. It is probably an updated variant of the 16 megapixel front camera that can be found in the OnePlus 8 (Pro). It may be a 32 megapixel image sensor from Sony.
Powerful 5G smartphone with Dolby Atmos support
Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 9 Pro will also have one 5G phone to be. The high-end model will undoubtedly be powered by a powerful chipset, presumably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is used – the successor to the Snapdragon 865 chipset that can be found in many 2020 top models.
The current 8 Pro is available in two memory variants; 8GB RAM / 128GB ROM and 12GB RAM / 256GB ROM. It is quite possible that the same memory configuration will be chosen next year.
In addition, the smartphone will be equipped with a double speaker with support for Dolby Atmos. The well-known haptic vibration engine from OnePlus will also be found in the top model of 2021, which provides subtle feedback through vibrations.
Renewed quad camera with zoom functionality
The camera system at the rear is also striking. For a long time, OnePlus has placed the camera system vertically in the center, which has made it a clear feature for OnePlus phones. With the new model, however, OnePlus seems to choose to reserve the top left corner for the camera – similar to the recent Nord 10 / Nord 100.
This trend is also reflected in sister company Oppo, both affiliated with the Chinese multinational BBK Electronics. Thus the Oppo Reno modellen always over a vertical, center-mounted camera system – until the introduction of the Reno4 (Pro) last month. Although the two companies pretend to operate completely independently of each other, we see similar innovations at both manufacturers, with OnePlus often following in Oppo’s footsteps. Such are the similarities between the OnePlus Nord 100 and the Oppo A53 particularly large.
The 8 Pro was the first OnePlus smartphone with a quad camera. This device has a 48MP wide-angle Sony-made camera, a 48MP ultra-wide angle lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x Hybrid zoom and a 5MP color filter lens. In addition, a double LED flash is available. Perhaps the zoom range on the 9 Pro will be further increased to 5x Hybrid zoom – we do not expect to see an even larger zoom range (10x) with the new top model from OnePlus.
Major steps forward are being made with regard to charging technology. Where the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 30 Watt Warp Charge adapter, the later OnePlus 8T equipped with a super-fast 65 Watt charger. This fast charger will most likely also be supplied with the OnePlus 9 Pro – just like the recent one Oppo Reno4 Pro and the one launched earlier this year Oppo Find X2 Pro.
Release date and price of the OnePlus 9 Pro
In the coming year, a slight shift is expected at several smartphone manufacturers when it comes to the introduction of the top models for the first half of 2020. For example, Samsung will Galaxy S21 series in January 2021, instead of February as has been the case in recent years.
OnePlus also seems to want to push forward the announcement of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for a month, which will result in an online event sometime in March 2021. The company hopes to be able to attract some of the potential Galaxy S21 customers. to pull.
As for the price, the OnePlus 9 will probably get a suggested retail price of around € 700, the Pro model will cost at least € 900. You will be able to buy both 5G models in the Netherlands, both as a separate device and in combination with a subscription.
Note to editors: The 3D renders and product video presented in this publication are made in collaboration with Jermaine Smit (aka Concept Creator). The images are copyright protected and licensed to LetsGoDigital. You are allowed to use the graphics for free if you include a clickable source link into your publication. Thank you very much for understanding.