So just like Samsung, Oneplus is also launchingtheir new flagship the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro earlier than usual. OnePlus 8 was dispatched in May this year yet the OnePlus 9 will be dispatched a few months sooner in March.
And as a result, we are getting the firstCAD look as well as the real look at the camera earlier as well. First up here is the OnePlus 9 Pro courtesyof ever-reliable Onleaks which shows that the OnePlus 9 Pro keeps the basic front designof the earlier release with a punch-hole camera to the left and a curved 6.7″ display.
But the back is where it’ll see some changeswhich show some good news and bad news. The 9 Pro will have 4 cameras at the back. The first one is a 48MP main camera with abigger sensor. OnePlus has opted for a different sensor thistime than the usual Sony IMX686. The second sensor is 48-megapixel ultra-wide-anglecamera, which should represent a pretty decent upgrade over the 16-megapixel implementationthat OnePlus has used until now.
The third and 4th cameras are going to bestraight-up trash, to be honest.
Taking a gander at their sizes, they will be a macrocamera and a profundity camera
There’s absolutely no need for these camerasas you can get the same effect with the main camera itself. It’s just a marketing tactic to show you thattheir latest phone has 4 cameras when in fact it’s basically a dual-camera setup.
Interestingly there’s no telephoto cameraon this handset. Forget about 5 or 10x periscope zoom, thisphone doesn’t even have a basic 2x telephoto camera and that’s just weird because theycan put those two trash cameras and can’t put a telephoto which a lot of people actuallyuse on a day to day basis. The thing is macro and depth cameras are verycheap, they don’t even cost a dollar whereas the telephoto costs significantly more andthat’s the reason they didn’t implement it on this phone.
What makes this even weirder is that the OnePlus8 Pro had both wide-angle and telephoto cameras so I don’t understand why they have decidedto not include it on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
Anyway, the back is made up of glass, andOnePlus has apparently opted to place metal rings around the two primary lenses kindalike the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We also have the first look at the vanillaOnePlus 9 and it also basically looks the same as the Pro except the display is flat,the bezels are a little thicker and it has a triple camera array.
Here’s the live image of the camera moduleof the OnePlus 9 which will have the same camera configuration as the Pro except therewill be one less trash camera. The third camera is either a depth or a macro.
Other features include a 120Hz display onboth of the handsets, There’s no word on the battery yet, but the company’s latest 65Wfast charging tech is to be expected on the OnePlus 9 Pro.
You can also expect to find 8GB of RAM and256GB of internal storage as standard which can go up to 12GB/512GB configuration. Snapdragon 875 will power these handsets andlike I’ve said the handsets will come out in March in about 4 months. Let me know what do you think in the commentsdown below and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!