OnePlus recently unveiled its three latest flagship smartphones with OnePlus 9 series of which the 9 Pro is the premium one. Let’s take a look at the specifications, overview, expected price and it’s availability here in Nepal.
Display: 6.7-inches QHD+ LTPO AMOLED, 1Hz-120Hz Refresh Rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit color depth, 1300 nits, HDR10+
Chipset: Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
GPU: Adreno 660
RAM: 8/12GB LPDDR5
Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1
Software & UI: OxygenOS based on Android 11
– 48MP, f/1.8 Sony IMX789 with OIS
– 50MP, f/2.2 Sony IMX766 ultra-wide
– 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3.3X magnification
– 2MP, f/2.4 monochrome lens
Front Camera: 16MP lens (punch-hole)
Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Battery: 4500mAh with WarpCharge 65T, WarpCharge 50 Wireless
Colors: Forest Green, Morning Mist, Stellar Black
OnePlus 9 Pro features a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with a QHD+ resolution. It has a left-aligned circular punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.The Display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The phone has an LTPO panel for variable refresh rates. According to OnePlus, this display can dynamically adjust between 1Hz and 120Hz based on the contents on the screen which will allow the phone to save battery while it is on Always-On Display.
OnePlus 9 pro is powered by the latest flagship processer from Qualcomm i.e the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It features a tri-cluster CPU design with a Cortex X1 “Prime Core” core clocked at 2.84GHz. Similarly, there are 3 Cortex A78 “performance cores” and four Cortex A55 “efficiency cores.” It also features a new “Cool Play” technology to maintain the temperature of the device. It runs of OxygenOS based on Android 11.
Camera has always been a weak point for Oneplus. This is why oneplus has decided to team up with swedish camera technology company Hasselblad with Oneplus investing around $150 million in the company over 3 years time period. This is sure to improve the camera quality in Oneplus devices as evident by the cameras on the OnePlus 9 series.
OnePlus 9 Pro has four cameras at the back and one on the front. The primary camera is the 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor which OnePlus claims is 64 times more colorful than its predecessor. It records videos at 4K/120 fps and 8K/30 fps. Users can also record in 12-bit RAW format. Other features of the main sensor include Digital Overlap HDR and full-pixel omnidirectional autofocus.
The ultrawide sensor uses the 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor along with a freeform lens which is supposed to reduce distortion that traditional smartphone lenses have a hard time dealing with. The other two lenses are a telephoto lens with 3.3x magnification and a 2MP monochrome lens. The partnership with Hasselblad also brings technologies like Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad and Hasselblad Pro Mode. The new camera app UI allows users to play with different shooting modes like Tilt-shift, Nightscape Video 2.0 etc.
Powering the OnePlus 9 pro is a 4,500mAh battery which supports 65W wired charging that can fill the device from 0 to 100% in just 29 minutes. The phone also supports a 50W wireless charging which fills the device in 43 minutes.
Price and Availability
Oneplus 9 pro is expected to cost around NRs 117,000 for the 8/128 GB variant whereas the 12/256 GB variant is expected to cost around NRs 125,000 when it becomes officially available in Nepal.