2021 will see OnePlus launch its next flagship phones — the OnePlus 9 and the 9 Pro — earlier than usual. With the reported March launch date nearing, more details about the phones are leaking on the web. The latest news sheds light on the battery and charger situation.
The OnePlus 8 Pro delivered some significant camera improvements but it still failed to impress us on several fronts. Vivo’s recent collaboration with Zeiss to co-develop imaging systems gave us reason to believe a similar deal could be in the offing for its sister brand, but it seems OnePlus has plans of its own. It's looking like a collaboration with industry giant Hasselblad is on the cards for the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro.
When OnePlus rolled out an Android 11-based beta to the OnePlus 7 and 7T last week, it also included a new version of its Camera app, v6.4.23. While there aren't any significant user-facing changes in it just yet, XDA Developers managed to dig into the code and found a few strings and assets that point to new features for upcoming handsets — possibly the OnePlus 9 that looks to be scheduled for March.
We’ve time and again heard that OnePlus is working on a "lite" model to accompany its main flagship line. Last year's rumored 8 Lite ended up launching as the Nord, but the company hasn't given up on the idea. It seems to be trying its hand at a proper Lite phone, likely as part of its main flagship line, as a new report suggests that the OnePlus 9 Lite is indeed on the way... but only for two countries in Asia.
OnePlus was extremely late to the wireless charging party, as last year's OnePlus 8 Pro was the company's first phone to support the feature. It could wirelessly charge at up to 30W, the same speed as a wired connection, but only if you had the separate Warp Charge dock. According to a new rumor, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro could bump that up to a blisteringly-fast 45W.
We’re still a few months away from the next OnePlus flagship launch, but that certainly hasn't deterred a sea of leaks from flowing out and giving away almost everything there is to know about the OnePlus 9. Joining the leak spree, PhoneArena recently published a bunch of photos of the standard OnePlus 9, giving us a better idea of what the final design will look like.
We're a few months away from the launch of the OnePlus 9 series, but we've already heard quite a bit about it. Only recently, we learned that the 9 and 9 Pro might be joined by a third member, the Snapdragon 865-powered OnePlus 9 Lite. Now, a new leak throws more light on the vanilla OnePlus 9.
The one thing you could not fault OnePlus for this year was its lack of range: it sold phones to impress and sold even more of them to respect the buyer's budget. But there was a clearly-defined gap between the Nord series and the OnePlus 8 entries this year that could be filled. Indeed, we heard earlier that the company intends to fill that gap in 2021 and are now learning more about how it will be filled.
Our first glimpse of next year's OnePlus 9 is here. Seeming to confirm last month's news that the OnePlus 9 would be arriving earlier than usual in March, the first leaked renders based on early CADs are starting to land, showcasing a familiar design, a slightly bigger screen, a hole-punch front-facing camera, and a three-camera setup on the back.