Finally, the big day of the OnePlus has arrived and we have met the direct successor of the OnePlus 8 Pro, after having seen the unique launch of the OnePlus 8T (without Pro version). This is the OnePlus 9 Pro, which comes with new styling, new colors, and renewing itself internally as well.
What they already let slip is that it was going to be the beginning of a collaboration with Hasselblad, which both in this and in the OnePlus 9 has left its signature at the level of the work that these smartphones do when capturing a photograph and that we will explain below. Otherwise, the 9 Pro has some other aspects compared to the OnePlus 9 and other high-end cell phones from the competition.
OnePlus 9 Pro specifications
|OnePlus 9 Pro|
|Dimensions and Weight||163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm|
6.7 inch 20.1: 9
QHD + 3216 x 1440, 525 dpi
Refresh rate 1-120Hz
10-bit color, sRGB, P3 Display
Options: Hypertouch sensitivity, comfortable tone, motion graphics smoothing, ultra video resolution high
|RAM||8/12 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128 / 256GB UFS3.1|
|Software||OxygenOS based on Android 11|
|REAR CAMERAS||Wide angle: Sony IMX766 1 / 1.56 “50 megapixels, 14mm f / 2.2 lens|
Main sensor: Sony IMX789 1 / 1.43 “48 megapixels, 23mm f / 1.8 lens, OIS + EIS
Telephoto: 8 megapixels (1μm pixels), f / 2.4
Monochrome sensor: 2 megapixels
Focus: multi PDAF + LAF + CAF
Video: 8K 30fps, 4K 30/60 / 120fps, Super slow motion up to 480fps, time-lapse, video editor
Shooting Modes: Night Landscape, Super Macro, UltraShot HDR, Scene Detection, Pro Mode, Tilt-shift, Super Steady Video, Night Video, Portrait Video
|Front Camera||Sony IMX471 sensor 16 megapixels (1μm pixels), EIS, fixed focus, f2.4 aperture|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS / Glonass / Galileo, USB-C 3.1|
Warp Charge 65T (65W)
Warp Charge 50 Wireless (50W)
|Others||Colors: Morning Mist, Pine Green, Stellar Black|
In-screen fingerprint sensor
2D face unlock
Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
|Price||8 GB RAM / 128 GB: 909 euros|
12 GB RAM / 256 GB: 999 euros
Simplicity in the finishes, prominence in the rear cameras
The OnePlus 9 Pro goes to the brightness (and what brightness) and differs from its younger brother at the level of materials. With shared aesthetics, in this OnePlus Pro, we see an aluminum frame of 2.2 millimeters and a glass back, also maintaining the (questionable) bet on the curved screen.
Speaking of the screen, we see that the QHD+ standard is maintained for the Pro version and that the trend of high refresh rates has not been neglected. It is a 6.67-inch OLED display with LTPO technology with a resolution of 3,216 x 1,440 pixels, about 525 pixels per inch of resolution that does correspond to what a high-end mobile should have.
The maximum refresh rate is 120 Hz, with automatic adjustment depending on usage to vary from 1 Hz to 120 Hz. The display supports HDR10+, has a maximum peak brightness of 1,300 nits, MEMC technology, and also integrates the fingerprint reader.
Power and 5G for maximum fluidity
As one might have thought, the maximum bet of the year from OnePlus integrates the Qualcomm totem for the high-end (at least so far in 2021). Thus, we see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage of 128 or 256 GB (two variants being depending on this).
All this is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery, which according to the brand can be charged to 100% in just half an hour thanks to Warp Charge 65T fast charging. The promise is also that it can provide autonomy for a whole day in just 15 minutes, also counting on Warp Charge 50 Wireless, the wireless charging with which they promise a charge from 1% to 100% in 43 minutes.
And then came Hasselblad
OnePlus’s focus on photography is not so much to achieve the maximum zoom or the sensor with the highest resolution, but to ally with manufacturers with more ground traveled in photography and that this baggage is transmitted to the photographic result of their phones. In this case, they highlight the partnership with Hasselblad, which for the moment has supported the software part but with which they hope to also work at the software level at some point in the three years they have left of working together.
On the OnePlus 9 Pro, the lenses and sensor are from Sony, calibrated this in conjunction with Hasselblad. The cameras we see on it are:
- Wide-angle camera with 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor. The sensor is larger to reduce distortion. It also acts as a macro.
- Main camera with 48-megapixel Sony IMX789 sensor. It allows capturing 12-bit RAW files and has optical and electronic stabilization.
- A telephoto lens with an 8-megapixel sensor, 3.3x optical zoom, and 30x digital zoom.
- 2-megapixel monochrome sensor: works with the main and the wide-angle. For black and white photos with purer tones.
- Front camera: 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.4 aperture lens.
As for the software, a miniature effect mode is incorporated (it seems quite fashionable now), HDR is also extended to wide-angle and improved for high-contrast scenes, even backlighting. Video can be up to 8K, with DOL HDR and night mode enhancements for the wide-angle camera.
What the brand explains Hasselblad has contributed is work focused on color adjustment, making it more natural and richer. We’ll have to see if all this is noticeable especially in the face of being able to compete in photography, beyond being able to take snapshots with the well-known watermark.
Price and availability of the OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro will be available for pre-sale on the OnePlus website and Amazon starting today, March 23. Starting March 31, it will be available for direct sale on both websites. Prices are as follows:
- OnePlus 9 Pro 8 GB RAM/128 GB: €909
- OnePlus 12 GB RAM/256 GB: €999
The OnePlus 9 Pro arrives in three color combinations: Morning Mist, Pine Green and Stellar Black.