OnePlus is ready with its lineup for the year and it’s looking rather strong. The OnePlus 9 Pro has been unveiled as the company’s premium flagship offering, whereas the OnePlus 9 comes with similar specs but a lower price. And while the OnePlus 9R looks to offer an affordable flagship experience, the OnePlus Watch is a feature-packed circular timepiece.
Much was being said about the Hasselblad branding on the new OnePlus handsets and we finally know what it is now. The Swedish camera maker has helped improve the color science of the cameras onboard the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. They even get a Hasselblad Pro Mode that allows 12-bit RAW capture and renders an editing interface inspired by Hasselblad’s own cameras.
These smartphones run on the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset, which also gives them 5G capabilities. Their camera hardware is highlighted by a 48MP wide sensor, which benefits from OIS on the Pro model. A 50MP ultra wide-angle sensor is also present on both the phones, apart from a 2MP depth sensor. However, the OnePlus 9 Pro holds an additional 8MP telephoto camera meant for optical zoom.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro ship with stereo speakers and 4500mAh batteries that can be fast-charged at a whopping 65W using the in-box charger. And while both support wireless charging, the Pro model boasts of support for 50W wireless charging using a dock that’s being sold separately at $70.
On the display front, both the phones grab AMOLED panels with 120Hz refresh rates but the Pro model gets a battery-saving intelligent mode that lowers the refresh rate when it’s not needed to be fast. Its QHD+ display is 6.7 inches in size, whereas the other device grabs an FHD+ panel sized at 6.5 inches. OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 is standard for both phones.
The OnePlus 9R is an update of sorts to the OnePlus 8T and runs the Snapdragon 870 chipset. Its 4500mAh battery does support 65W fast charging but there’s no wireless charging here. Its quad camera setup includes a 48MP main camera, 16MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Its display is a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and an FHD+ resolution.
Coming to the OnePlus Watch, it noticeably does not run Wear OS. It’s got a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 pixel AMOLED display, apart from the ability to receive voice calls and app notifications. It can also work as a companion to your OnePlus TV by turning it off 30 minutes after detecting that you’ve fallen asleep, or by lowering the volume if you get a call on your phone.
The smartwatch comes with 110 workout modes including parkour and swimming, while also possessing the ability to automatically detect certain workouts. SpO2 monitoring, stress detection, breathing, rapid heart rate alerts, and sedentary reminders are all part of its offerings as well. It’s IP68-certified and comes with standalone GPS support. The battery on this device is a 405mAh unit with Warp Charge support that gives it a week’s worth of juice in 20 minutes.
The price of the OnePlus 9 starts at $729, whereas the Pro model starts at $969. The OnePlus 9R is only meant for India right now, where it will retail at Rs 39,999 (around $552). As for the OnePlus Watch, it will be sold at $159.