OnePlus 9 with 6.55-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 888, Hasselblad triple rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 49999

OnePlus just launched the OnePlus 9, the company’s latest flagship smartphone and the successor to OnePlus 8 / 8T in an online event, as it had promised. It has a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 16-megapixel in-screen camera with Sony IMX471 sensor. It has HDR 10+ support, 1100 nits brightness, and 8192 levels of brightness adjustment. The phone has a flat Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and has received A+ rating from DisplayMate.

The phone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 888 SoC with built-in 5G NSA / SA, larger vapor chamber and layers of graphite and copper that keep the temperature low when gaming, has up to 12GB of RAM, and runs Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.

The phone has a new Hasselblad Camera for Mobile together with Hasselblad that promises most natural color for a professional-level
photography experience. It has a 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX689 sensor, which is the same as the one used in the OnePlus 8 Pro, has a 50MP 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 ultra-wide camera and uniquely curved Freeform
Lens that is able to bring edge distortion down to around 1%, compared to 10-20% on most smartphone ultra-wide cameras. The ultra-wide camera also lets you shoot 4cm macro images. There is a 2MP monochrome lens. Camera features include 12-bit RAW in Pro mode, Nightscape Video 2.0, UltraShot HDR, Tilt-shift mode, Video HDR, Video Portrait, Focus Tracking and more.

The OnePlus 9 has 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the back. The Winter Mist uses a gradient refraction effect, with a relaxing purple mist that gently fades away and the Arctic Sky echoes a cool blue sky, with a matte glass finish that keeps the color consistent from any angle. It also comes in Astral Black with a matte black film underneath the glossy glass that reduces fingerprints for a clean and subtle look. It comes with a fiberglass-reinforced polymer frame, which features a newly developed metallization process that adds a glossy and premium look.

The OnePlus 9 packs a 4500mAh (Twin 2250mAh batteries) and Warp Charge 65W charging that can charge the phone fully in just 29 minutes. The charger also supports up to 45W PD charging so that it supports devices such as laptops or tablets. The North America and Europe versions of the OnePlus 9 also support up to 15W Qi wireless charging.

OnePlus 9 specifications

  • 6.55-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 402 ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 1100 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Android 11 with OxygenOS 11
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 48MP rear camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX689 sensor, f/1.8 aperture,  EIS, 50MP 1/1.56″ ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor, 4cm macro, 2MP monochrome camera, 8k video at 30 fps, 4K video at 60fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4 aperture, EIS
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 160×73.9×8.1mm; Weight: 183g
  • USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65 Fast Charging (10V/6.5A), 15W Qi wireless charging (North America / Europe)

The OnePlus 9 comes in Winter Mist, Arctic Sky and Astral Black colours, is priced at Rs. 49,999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs Rs. 54,999. It will be available from, and other channels from April 15th.

Upcoming offers on the OnePlus 9

  • Instant discount of INR 3000 on purchase through SBI Card – credit cards and EMI transactions on, and across OnePlus Experience Stories, Authorized Stores and Partner Stores, starting 31st March.
  • 6 months no cost EMI on the OnePlus 9 Pro on purchase using major credit cards on and SBI Card – credit cards on & offline stores.
  • Customers can also avail benefits worth Rs 6000 with select Jio prepaid plans

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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