OnePlus 9 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

OnePlus 9 Pro is now official! The successor to the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a slew of much-needed upgrades, especially in the photography department.

In response to the customers’ feedback, the company decided to change its course on optics with the Hasselblad partnership. Well, we will check it out in-depth in our review. Coming to the unboxing, we have got the usual same red box inside which we have

  • OnePlus 9 Pro (Morning Mist) 12GB + 256GB variant
  • Document papers
  • Protective case
  • SIM ejector
  • 65W Warp charge adapter
  • Type-C to Type-C cable

The OnePlus 9 Pro sports a 6.7-inch (1440 x 3216 pixels) Quad HD+ Fluid Display 2.0. As per the company’s claims, the Fluid Display 2.0 is a new-gen display integrating LTPO technology and a higher response rate. LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) cuts power consumption by up to 50% compared to LTPS displays.

It also supports the Smart 120Hz refresh rate, which automatically matches the refresh rate as per the content – 1Hz for photos or reading text, 24Hz for watching movies, and 120Hz for scrolling. The 9 Pro display supports HDR 10+, 10-bit color depth, MEMC, and has a maximum brightness of 1300 nits. For the protection, it has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. 

Talking about the placement, we have primary microphone, SIM tray, Type-C port and a speaker grille. The volume rocker is placed on the left, while the right side has power button profile slider switch.

For the first time, OnePlus has collaborated with Hasselblad for its cameras. The camera specs include:

  • 48MP rear camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX789 sensor, f/1.8 aperture
  • 50MP 1/1.56″ ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/1.56″ Sony IMX766 sensor, 4cm macro
  • 8MP telephoto camera with 1.0 μm pixel size, OIS, f/2.4 aperture, 3.3x optical zoom, and 30x digital zoom
  • 2MP monochrome camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with 1/1.43″ Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.4 aperture. 

In terms of video capabilities, OnePlus 9 Pro can shoot 8k video at 30 fps, 4K video at 120fps, 720p slow motion at 480fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps.

The 9 Pro has Natural Color Calibration which aims to bring more perceptually accurate colors to photos taken. The primary 48MP camera supports 12-bit RAW, dual native ISO, and DOL-HDR. It also has Hasselblad Pro Mode that brings Hasselblad-level sensor calibration to the device. Check out some camera samples.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 888 SoC with a built-in 5G NSA / SA. Called as OnePlus CoolPlay, the device has a dedicated multi-layered gaming-grade cooling system built on top of the OnePlus 8T’s heat dissipation foundation. 

In terms of storage, the 9 Pro comes in two variants — 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage and 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is shipped with OxygenOS 11 on top of Android 11. The latest iteration comes with Turbo Boost 3.0 memory optimisation, which enables users to keep more than 25% more apps open in the background. 

The OnePlus 9 Pro packs a 4500mAh (Twin 2250mAh batteries) and supports 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 phone also supports 50W Warp Charge 50 Wireless fast charging that can charge up to 100% in 43 minutes. 

The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in Morning Mist, Forest Green and Stellar
Black colours, is priced at Rs. 64,999 for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs Rs. 69,999.

It will be available from, and other channels from 31st March as part of the early access sale and others can get it from 1st April and pre-orders starts today. The Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger is priced at Rs. 5,990.