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OnePlus 9 Series Brings Huge Camera Updates & Another Price Increase

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The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are finally official, and they look amazing.

This year, OnePlus may have produced the best phone ever made. The company has finally listened to its customers (entirely) and fixed just about every trouble area. Including the camera. As announced a couple of weeks ago, OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad for its cameras, and Hasselblad is a pretty well-known and high-end camera company. So we have some pretty big expectations for these phones.

As you’d expect, the OnePlus 9 series also has the latest and greatest specs, making it one of the fastest phones ever made. Including the Snapdragon 888 5G. Let’s dive in and see what’s so great about these two new OnePlus 9 devices.

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A clean, minimalist design

Much like the OnePlus 8 series and 8T series from last year, the OnePlus 9 series also boasts a “burdenless design”. It’s a very clean and somewhat minimalist design here. With a somewhat small camera bump on the back. Now it doesn’t melt into the side of the phone, like we’ve started seeing on some other models. But it’s not a crater like some of its competitors have.

Both phones have a very similar design, the biggest difference between the two is the display and camera bump. So the OnePlus 9 is a flat display, while the OnePlus 9 Pro is curved, much like the OnePlus 8 series was last year. Then on the camera side, the OnePlus 9 has three cameras instead of the four that the OnePlus 9 Pro has.

The OnePlus 9 comes in three colors: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky and Astral Black. While the OnePlus 9 Pro comes in three colors too: Morning Mist, Pine Green and Stellar Black.

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Top of the line specs, again

As expected, OnePlus filled both of these devices with the very best specs that are available right now. That is a trademark of OnePlus.

OnePlus 9OnePlus 9 Pro
Display6.55″ AMOLED
2400×1800, 402ppi
6.7″ AMOLED LTPO
3216×1440, 525ppi
Smart 120Hz refresh
ProcessorSnapdragon 888 5GSnapdragon 888 5G
RAM8GB/12GB8GB/12GB
Storage128/256GB128/256GB UFS 3.1
Battery Capacity4500mAh4500mAh
Charging SpeedsWarp Charge 65T
Wireless charging at 15W
Warp Charge 65T
Warp Charge 50 Wireless
SoftwareAndroid 11, OneUI 3.0Android 11, Oxygen OS 11
Rear Cameras48MP main
50MP Ultra-wide
2MP Monochrome
48MP main
50MP Ultra-wide
8MP Telephoto
2MP monochrome
Front Camera16MP16MP
Dimensions160 x 74.2 x 8.7mm163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7mm
Weight192g (US/Europe)
183g (India/China)
197g
Price
ColorsWinter Mist
Arctic Sky
Astral Black
Morning Mist
Forest Green
Stellar Black
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Oxygen OS continues to get more and more impressive

Oxygen OS 11 is coming pre-installed on the OnePlus 9 series, and it continues to get more and more impressive with each release. Unlike most other manufacturer skins, Oxygen OS is co-created with its community. So the majority of these features were requested by the OnePlus community and added in.

This year, Oxygen OS is even faster than ever. And it has a new Turbo Boost 3.0 memory optimization, which enables you to keep 25% more apps open in the background, than on the OnePlus 8 series. OnePlus says that this is achieved by using two new technologies: RAM compression and Virtual RAM. RAM Compression will make the data on the RAM smaller. While Virtual RAM will turn your phone storage into RAM so that you have more RAM to work with when needed.

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When can I buy the OnePlus 9 series?

Pre-orders for the OnePlus 9 series is starting on March 26, with it being available on April 2. The OnePlus 9 starts at $729, and the OnePlus 9 Pro starts at $969.

At launch, the OnePlus 9 series will be available in the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Hong Kong and India.

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