Your Best Shot – Introducing the OnePlus 9 Series via OnePlus 9 Pro co-developed with Hasselblad

  1. Pete , via OnePlus 9 Pro co-developed with Hasselblad , Mar 23, 2021 :

    Dear Friends,

    Today, we announced our most advanced flagship smartphones yet with the OnePlus 9 Series, featuring a top-tier flagship camera experience with Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, stunning, next-generation displays and super-fast wireless charging technology that outperforms many of the wired charging solutions on the market.

    The OnePlus 9 Series represents a key milestone for OnePlus flagship smartphones. Co-developed with Hasselblad, the new Hasselblad Camera for Mobile brings multiple breakthroughs in camera technology. Centered around our new standard for smartphone color performance with Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad and premium hardware, it gives you the ability to capture your own iconic moments with more accurate colors and improved image quality. Together with the new OnePlus Watch, our latest flagship smartphone series offers a burdenless user experience with even the smallest detail tailored to empower our Community through premium technology.

    OnePlus 9 Pro

    The OnePlus 9 Pro is our best expression of what an ultra-premium device should be. Hasselblad Camera for Mobile combines state-of-the-art hardware with meticulous software calibration, a stunning 120 Hz QHD+ display that delivers superior gaming performance and improved battery life thanks to LTPO, the blazing-fast wired and wireless Warp Charge experience you’ve come to expect from us, and Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 888, in a stunning body for the most advanced OnePlus experience ever.

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    Hasselblad Camera for Mobile
    Color is perhaps the most important factor that determines the quality of mobile photography. With Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, we aimed to bring Hasselblad’s iconic color performance to a smartphone for the first time. As I shared yesterday, we started our partnership in 2020 and have since worked very closely with Hasselblad’s R&D team to advance our camera systems with an emphasis on natural color and high-quality image processing. To achieve this goal, OnePlus and Hasselblad jointly calibrated the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro sensors, carrying out numerous lab tests using Hasselblad’s high standards for color. We then worked together to optimize hundreds of real-life scenes through computational photography to fine-tune the color based on our mutual understanding of color performance as well as smartphone users’ needs and habits.

    The result was OnePlus’ new standard for color calibration – Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad – that bring more perceptually accurate and natural-looking colors to photos taken with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

    The OnePlus 9 Pro’s 48MP main camera brings a custom-designed IMX789 sensor, co-engineered with Sony, with an impressively large 1/1.4” sensor. The result is exceptional imaging capability, with leading technologies including 2x2 on-chip lens (OCL), 12-bit RAW, dual native ISO, and DOL-HDR. It offers faster focus speeds, four-times more color information for greater color accuracy, cleaner daytime and night shots, and reduced motion blur in videos.

    The main sensor is complemented by three other sensors that help you take your best shot in every occasion:
    • The unparalleled 50MP ultra-wide camera uses a 1/1.56” Sony IMX766 sensor, the largest ultrawide sensor used on a smartphone, with a Freeform Lens that uses a series of unique curves to correct the incoming light, bringing distortion at the edge of photos down to around 1%. The ultra-wide camera also allows you to capture high-quality macro photos, with the ability to focus from as close as 4 cm away from your subject.
    • The 8MP telephoto camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro offers 3.3x (77mm) zoom with OIS to reduce blur, maxing out at 30x digital zoom.
    • A dedicated monochrome camera works together with the OnePlus 9 Pro’s main camera to add detail and layering to black and white photos.

    Fluid Display 2.0
    The OnePlus 9 Pro’s Fluid Display 2.0 boasts a new generation of advanced mobile display technology, integrating low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology, the most advanced backplane technology used in high-end OLED displays. This technology enables the OnePlus 9 Pro’s display to automatically adjust the refresh rate from 120 Hz all the way down to 1 Hz to match the current user scenario, resulting in significantly lower power consumption. Hyper Touch technology also gives you a much faster response time when playing certain games by increasing the syncing speed between the processor and display to 360 Hz – up to six-times faster than before.

    If you want to know more about our display technology, @Kinder L. prepared a thorough Deep Dive, exploring the adaptive LTPO technology and Hyper Touch.

    The OnePlus 9 Pro’s display also features native 10-bit color depth, E4 emitting material, HDR10+, MEMC, automatic color temperature adjustment, front and back ambient light sensing and more. The display offers the most accurate and natural color reproduction with an exceptional JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference) of less than 1.0, for color rated as “visually indistinguishable from perfect”.

    The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 mobile platform delivers lightning-fast speeds and unprecedented power. With 25% faster CPU performance and 35% faster graphics rendering plus the new 5nm process node, the Snapdragon 888 offers significant power-savings, allowing for extensive usage on a single charge.

    5G connectivity is powered by the fully integrated X60 5G Modem-RF System. A third-generation global 5G solution, the X60 is the world’s first 5nm baseband architecture delivering faster, low-latency 5G mobile speeds. The X60 also reduces power consumption and heat, improving performance and battery life in the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    The OnePlus 9 Pro also comes with both LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage to deliver the fastest and smoothest experience yet on a OnePlus flagship device. An improved five-layer gaming-grade cooling system, OnePlus Cool Play, also helps with heat dissipation during intensive gaming.

    Warp Charge
    Warp Charge 65T delivers a day’s power in just 15 minutes – and can charge from 1-100% in just 29 minutes, while Warp Charge 50 Wireless is OnePlus’ fastest-ever wireless charging technology – and one of the fastest solutions in the industry. With both battery cells charging at 25W, Warp Charge 50 Wireless even outpaces most wired fast-charging solutions, charging from 1-100% in just 43 minutes. The technology behind our wired and wireless charging solutions was covered in this Deep Dive by @Kinder L.

    The power adapter included in the box can also be used to turbo charge non-OnePlus devices, including laptops, tablets, and more, up to 45W using USB PD or PPS.

    OxygenOS 11
    The OnePlus 9 Series brings a new Turbo Boost 3.0 memory optimization to OxygenOS 11, that enables you to keep more than 25% more apps open in the background than before. We achieved this with the help of RAM compression, which makes data on the RAM smaller, and virtual RAM, which turns phone storage into RAM so your phone can have more physical RAM to work with.

    The OnePlus 9 Pro continues the brand’s vision for burdenless design, offering an integrated, unified and stylish look and feel. With a thin 2.2 mm aluminum frame, the device is very well balanced and comfortable to hold even for extended periods of time. Compared with the previous generation, the curved display of the OnePlus 9 Pro has been carefully optimized with shortened curves to minimize discoloration and mistouches.

    The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in three nature-inspired colorways – Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black – and offers an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

    OnePlus 9

    The OnePlus 9 offers a similarly powerful flagship experience as the OnePlus 9 Pro, with a full 120 Hz display, the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, next-generation 5G connectivity, Warp Charge 65T as well as the powerful Hasselblad Camera for Mobile for an all-around fast and smooth smartphone experience.

    OnePlus 9.jpg

    Powered by the same advanced color standards as the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OnePlus 9 also uses the 50MP ultra-wide camera found on the OnePlus 9 Pro. The 48MP main camera also boasts exceptional imaging capabilities, thanks to a custom-designed 1/1.43” Sony IMX689 sensor, 2x2 OCL, 12-bit RAW, dual native ISO, and 3-HDR. The OnePlus 9 camera system offers faster focus speeds, 64-times more color information compared with traditional 10-bit sensors, cleaner daytime and night shots, and higher dynamic range in videos. A dedicated monochrome camera works with the main camera for detailed and layered black and white photos.

    120 Hz Fluid Display
    The OnePlus 9’s 120 Hz Fluid Display provides an immersive viewing experience regardless of what you’re watching. Using the same top-notch flat display as the OnePlus 8T, which received a DisplayMate A+ rating, the OnePlus 9’s 6.55” Fluid Display features a 120 Hz AMOLED panel with industry-leading color accuracy and improved automatic brightness control.

    The display can go up to 1,100 nits with HDR10+ certification, to improve your experience when watching HDR videos. It is equipped with two ambient light sensors with 8,192 levels of brightness for smoother automatic brightness control.

    Warp Charge
    The OnePlus 9’s 4,500 mAh battery also makes use of the improved dual-cell design that is able to charge from 1-100% in just 29 minutes. North American and European versions of the OnePlus 9 also support up to 15W Qi wireless charging for added convenience.

    The OnePlus 9 features a sleek look in line with OnePlus’ burdenless design heritage. The curved design on the back and lightweight gives the device a comfortable feeling in the hand. It comes in three colors inspired by nature – Winter Mist, Arctic and Astral Black.

    OnePlus 9R

    I know our Indian friends are excited to know about the OnePlus 9R, our India-specific OnePlus 9 Series device. Keep an eye on our India forum section for more details to be shared in the future on the product and availability.

    The OnePlus 9R reinstates the brand’s promise to make the premium OnePlus smartphone experience accessible to more users at wider price points. Equipped with Snapdragon™ 870 CPU and next-generation RAM, the OnePlus 9R empowers users to experience the next level of fast and smooth.
    With a 120 Hz OLED panel, the OnePlus 9R delivers an unforgettable visual experience.
    OnePlus 9R’s hardware, combined with the highly optimized software in OxygenOS, takes mobile gaming one step further. And, with a state-of-the-art multi-layer cooling system and 240 Hz touch sampling rate, you’ll have an unparalleled on-the-go gaming experience.


    The OnePlus 9R also offers a versatile quad-camera setup, equipped with a Sony IMX586 main camera sensor, and a 123° ultra-wide camera, allowing users to capture stunning panoramic shots and sharp photos. Embodying OnePlus’ burdenless design vision, the OnePlus 9R brings together high-end materials and meticulous craftsmanship. It comes in two colorways – Lake Blue and Carbon Black.

    We look forward to reading your feedback once you get your hands on the OnePlus 9 Series. If you want to find out how you can buy one, head over to @Jerry Z.’s guide on how to order, where you’ll find more information on availability.


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    Yash Pratap Singh. , Mar 23, 2021 :
    Great work! Thanks for the information!
    Link is not working though

  9. Tilak G.
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    Tilak G. , Mar 23, 2021 :
    This is just Amazingly astounding. Damn those Colours and Camera system is hells yeah. Glad to see you give the intro monologue @Pete

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    KReynders , via OnePlus 5T , Mar 23, 2021 :
    Just finished watching the launch event. It not only looks amazing, but the specifications also sound amazing. Looks like the camera will be outperforming my full frame camera. 😉


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    Overzee , Mar 23, 2021 :
    Thanks @Pete great event. The green screen shots with all the graphics where very well worked out! Love the Watch!

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    GuitarBart , Mar 23, 2021 :
    Beautiful color options on the 9 series phones. I like that both the 9 and 9pro offer the same camera
    offering a lot of options for various budget ranges instead of downgrading the main camera.

    And finally the watch is here :)

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