OnePlus recently made announcements regarding the launch of the OnePlus 9 series on March 23. The OnePlus Global launch event will begin at 8:30 PM IST on March 23, 2021. The event will be streamed live on the social media channels and the official YouTube page of OnePlus. Here is what do we know so far and what is churning in the rumour mill.
Which smartphones are expected to launch on March 23?
We may expect three smartphones to be released, namely, the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9E/9R. The OnePlus 9 Pro is said to be superior among them. The OnePlus 9E will be the most budget-friendly smartphone with mid-tier features. Besides the premium OnePlus 9 series, the company is expected to release its most-awaited smartwatch called the ‘OnePlus Watch’. The device is reported to come with a circular dial and features like a heart-rate sensor, activity tracker, and sleep, tracker. It might be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 processor and run the Wear OS along with the OnePlus’s OxygenOS.
What features can we expect in the OnePlus 9 series?
The upcoming OnePlus smartphones will come packed with enhanced cameras as compared to the OnePlus 8 series. The OnePlus 9 will have a triple camera setup at the rear while the OnePlus 9 Pro will offer four cameras at the back powered by Hasselblad.
According to OnePlus, “The two companies have already been cooperating on the revamped camera system – Hasselblad Camera for Mobile – for the new OnePlus 9 Series, set to launch globally on March 23”.
OnePlus asserted that the OnePlus 9 series will come with a Sony IMX789 sensor that would be the most advanced sensor ever installed on an OnePlus smartphone. The 12-bit RAW would enable the device to capture vibrant colours. The OnePlus 9 series will take 4K videos at 120FPS and 8K videos at 30FPS video.
According to OnePlus, “Now, through close R&D collaboration, OnePlus and Hasselblad will work together to deliver vastly improved camera systems on future OnePlus smartphones, including the upcoming OnePlus 9 Series,”.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones are expected to run the powerful Snapdragon 888 processor and outstanding Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. You will get 12GB RAM, 156GB of storage, and 5G connectivity.
The OnePlus 9E/9R will run the Snapdragon 690 chipset and will sport a triple rear camera setup. The display will offer a 90Hz refresh rate that would be powered by a 5,000mAh battery.
What are the expected prices of the upcoming smartphones?
The OnePlus 9 series will be composed of the most premium smartphones from the OnePlus. Considering the features and the price range of their predecessor, we can expect the OnePlus 9 series to arrive in the Indian market at a price slightly above Rs 50,000.
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