On March 8, 2021, OnePlus is going to be the next major hardware gathering. All we intend to see here is from the OnePlus 9 to the OnePlus Watch.
OnePlus hosts a major event on 8 March and it is hosting its new OnePlus 9 Android phone series. OnePlus once was a brand only known to Android fans, but as years have passed, it has become one of the largest players in the world. OnePlus is expected to push it even further with this new product launch.
For the business, 2020 was a particularly big year. The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have kicked things off, both phones with sufficient specifications and features for (fair) reasonable prices. The Budget Section was then significantly attacked by OnePlus Nord and the OnePlus 8T followed. Take dirt-cheap deals with OnePlus Nord N10 5G and Nord N1000, and you can claim that 2020 has been an active year for OnePlus users.
Now it's March 2021, and OnePlus will launch the next generation of smartphones in a few days. Some wide publications from flagships of the highest quality to value-focused items are expected. Here's an all-to-expect sneak peek!
OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro, which leaks from Steve Hemmerstoffer, is first on the list. This should be the highest-end OnePlus smartphone offering for 2021 and it will get quite the punch according to all leaks/rumors. This begins with the monitor, where a 6.78 inch AMOLED panel with the Quad HD+ resolution is stated to be in the OnePlus 9 Pro. What is really fascinating is that with LTPO technology, it will also have a refresh rate of 120Hz — enabling it to be scale-up to just 10Hz when 120Hz is not essential. This could greatly help with the lifetime of the battery, which usually takes a major hit by fast rate displays.
The camera interface will be another major improvement of the OnePlus 9 Pro. OnePlus has a 48MP main, 48MP ultra-large, and two other mystery cameras on the phone (possibly a telephoto zoom and portrait sensor). There was initially a certain enthusiasm for a new periscope camera with the OnePlus 9 Pro, but the controversy was quickly shot in January.
In terms of other specimens, it is quite a conventional affair with respect to current flagships. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8 or 12 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage should be driven with the OnePlus 9 Pro and IP68 dust/water strength level. The charging of this latest OnePlus phone is another highlight, with the OnePlus 9 Pro expected to deliver 65 W wired and 30 W wireless charging. Although official pricing will probably not be revealed until the event on 8 March, it's fair to assume the OnePlus 9 Pro is very expensive.
The standard OnePlus 9 might be a great match for shoppers who want an Android handset of quality without expending too much capital. The specifications and features of the OnePlus 9 Pro aren't as impressive as anticipated, but it looks like it's a good mid-level product. The show would definitely come with some of the biggest downgrades. OnePlus 9 would possibly have a lower Full HD+ resolution 6.55-inch AMOLED display. Although it will lack the LTPO technology found in the OnePlus 9 Pro, the 120 Hz refresh rate will still exist.
Compromises are also required in respect of the camera department. There should still be the same 48MP main and extreme wider cameras, but just 3 cameras instead of 4. The overall camera output on the standard OnePlus 9 should still be very good, but the OnePlus 9 Pro is the best for those who have had the best possible imaging experience.
Other specifications of the OnePlus 9 should nearly be the same as the 9 Pro — including the 888 processor Snapdragon, 8-12 GB RAM, and 128-256GB UFS 3.1. Wired and wireless charging of 65W and 30W should also be a step in the OnePlus9, a major improvement over the OnePlus 8 that did not provide any form of Wireless charge. An additional price increase of approximately $799 is also expected.
Besides the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, OnePlus is expected to announce a third phone next to them. It is called the OnePlus 9R and can give customers that fit the prices of the other OnePlus 9 versions as a lower-cost alternative. To make this happen, such spec cuts must obviously be done, but the OnePlus 9R might be the phone that steals the show on 8 March for the right buyer.
OnePlus 9R is still the most elusive of OnePlus' new telephones, although a couple of notable spec leaks have been identified. The monitor would be close in size to the standard 6.5-inch OnePlus 9, even though the refreshing rate is a little slower at 90Hz. This is better than the 60Hz panel found on the Pixel 4a, but it will not be as snap as the 9 and 9 Pro.
The other big downgrade is probably the OnePlus 9R processor. The 9R could descend to a Snapdragon 690, where the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro have the Snapdragon 888. It's the same chip used in the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, but it is a totally different chip to the 888, even though it is by no means a poor piece of silicon. Other rumored data includes 8 GB of RAM and a 64MP primary camera outside the monitor and processor. Now the big question about the OnePlus 9R: the price is coming.
Rumors from a smart OnePlus watch have been on the move for years now and while they are consistently held back over and over again, in 2021 everything changes. In December OnePlus CEO Pete Lau announced that the OnePlus Watch will be released 'early' in 2021, and given that on 8 March this major hardware event will happen, the time for the Watch to lift its cover certainly seems ideal.
As far as the OnePlus Watch is concerned, it's hard to tell. The Wear OS, supplied by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon wear 4100 processor, will most probably be running and features a circular display. There isn't much to go on, aside from those tidbits. The idea that an OnePlus smartwatch is coming this year is exciting, but as no other Wear OS watches really have taken off at this point, the OnePlus has something special to do with hardware. Fortunately, in a few short days, OnePlus's 8 March event will show all. Keep tuned! Just stay tuned!