Source: Dave2D

OnePlus continued to be one of the top premium smartphone brands in India last year spearheaded by the OnePlus 8 series. Even OnePlus Nord, the company’s mid-ranger proved to be a formidable contender considering its price to performance offer. We also witnessed the brand enter the TWS space with OnePlus Buds and OnePlus Buds Z. So, yeah, in 2020, we saw it broaden the portfolio and set the building blocks for an eventual product ecosystem.

And that brings us to 2021, with the question of what does OnePlus has in stock for the new year? Let’s find out!

Like clockwork we will have the OnePlus 9 series, this time with 3 models viz. the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9 Lite. We have got a good deal of leaks and rumors on these devices. Here are they —

OnePlus 9 series: Launch Date

To compensate for the pandemic slowdown of the previous year, this time, brands are expected to release their stock earlier than before. We have already seen this with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series.

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Coincidently, the OnePlus 9 lineup is said to arrive 4 months ahead of the usual schedule. That means you could expect the OnePlus 9 phones’ debut sometime around mid-March 2021. The AndroidCentral² report which claims this suggests such a move would be to increase the shelf life of 9-series up till the 9T arrives and also to position it better against the competition vis-à-vis Galaxy S21 and Mi 11.

OnePlus 9 series: Price

  • As per an AndroidCentral⁴ report, the OnePlus 9 Lite could come at a price of $600.
  • Meanwhile, the OnePlus 9 is expected to carry a price tag of $749, similar to what the OnePlus 8T stood at and closer to the S21’s sticker price.
  • And the top dog, the OnePlus 9 Pro could be a pricier one for its flagship-grade specs and the rumored Hasselblad camera setup and all. The expected price is $949.

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Speaking of the cameras, let’s check out what we know so far about them and the rest of the specifications.

OnePlus 9 series: Specs

ModelOnePlus 9OnePlus 9 ProOnePlus 9 Lite/9E
Display6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED,120Hz refresh rate6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Memory8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.112GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1
Battery4,500mAh
65W wired fast charging (in the box)
30W wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
4,500mAh
65W wired fast charging (in the box)
45W wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
Rear CameraPrimary: 48MP Secondary: 48MP ultra-wide
Tertiary: 
Front Camera
SoftwareOxygenOS 11  based on Android 11OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11
Misc.FeaturesIn-display fingerprint scanner, USB-CIn-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C

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