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OnePlus reveals its flagship 9 series, what's the differrence?

Does collaboration with Hasselblad really make sense?

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are launched as a part of the company's flagship 9 series. These are the first OnePlus phones to feature a camera calibration collaboration with Hasselblad. The OnePlus 9R, a third OnePlus 9 smartphone aimed at gamers, is also available. The OnePlus 9 series' full specifications and pricing can be found below.

OnePlus 9

OnePlus 9

The OnePlus 9 has a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. With HDR10+ certification, the device has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits.

The front of the system has a flat display, while the back has a curved design. The Arctic Sky color option has a standard blue matte finish, while the Winter Mist color option has a gradient refraction effect. In comparison, Astral Black has a matte black layer beneath the glossy mirror.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 5G chipset is in possession under the hood. The computer has dual-mode 5G networking and supports the NSA/SA 5G bands n41 and n78 out of the box. The computer comes with 8/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB of UFS3.1 storage. Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC are all supported for networking. In addition, the system runs OxygenOS 11 on Android 11 globally and ColorOS 11 in China.

As you might be aware, OnePlus has collaborated with Hasselblad, a Swedish camera manufacturer, for the 9 series' camera system. According to OnePlus, Hasselblad assisted in the creation of a natural color calibration device for color-accurate shots. In addition, the camera interface has a Hasselblad Pro mode.

A 48MP f/1.8 Sony IMX689 sensor, a 50MP f/2.2 IMX766 ultra-wide sensor with a freeform lens, and a 2MP monochrome camera make up the OnePlus 9's triple camera setup. Tilt-shift mode is available on both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro for a miniature effect. The computer has a 16MP f/2.4 IMX471 front punch-hole camera on the left corner for selfies. The phone can record 8K videos at 30 frames per second.

Pro Gaming mode (previously known as Fnatic mode) is a gaming-related feature that blocks apps and call alerts when you're playing games. The stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, according to OnePlus, should provide an immersive gaming experience. A larger vapor chamber and graphite and copper layers have also been applied to the device's haptic motor and cooling system.

The OnePlus 9 is powered by a dual-cell 4500 mAh battery. It is compatible with Warp Charge 65T, which allows for 65W wired fast charging. The unit, according to OnePlus, can go from zero to one hundred percent in 29 minutes.

Although the OnePlus 9 comes with 15W Qi wireless charging in North America and Europe, it's worth noting that the OnePlus 9 retail units in India do not. Yeah, the 65W power adapter is included in the package. Non-OnePlus devices can be charged at 45W using USB PD or PPS with the included adapter.

OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro

The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 6.7-inch Quad-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with 3216 x 1440 pixel resolution, 10-bit color depth, 20.1:9 aspect ratio, and 1,300 nits peak brightness. A 120Hz refresh rate is supported by the device's LTPO screen. The computer will dynamically adjust the refresh rate depending on the current use-case thanks to LTPO. For displaying static images, the monitor will go as low as 1Hz, up to 24Hz for media consumption, and 120Hz for scrolling through the interface.

The 9 Pro's Morning Mist color version is a combination of silver and black tones. Meanwhile, the Pine Green color variant has a double-layer matte finish, while the Stellar Black color variant has frosted matte glass with a sandstone finish, much like the original OnePlus One. It's also water and dust resistant, with an official IP68 ranking.

The Snapdragon 888 5G chipset is used in the OnePlus 9 Pro, much as it is in the standard OnePlus 9. Out of the box, the phone supports the NSA/SA 5G bands n41 and n78. 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage options are available. The software and accessibility options are identical to the non-Pro version.

The OnePlus 9 Pro has a quad-camera setup on the back. It has a 48MP f/1.8 IMX789 sensor on the back, a 50MP f/2.2 IMX766 ultra-wide sensor with a freeform lens on the front, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3.3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom on the front, and a 2MP mono camera on the front.

The ultra-wide camera, according to OnePlus, can capture time-lapse videos even while walking. You can also capture 8K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p and 4K time-lapse videos at 30 frames per second, and super slow-motion videos in 720p at 480 frames per second and 1080p at 240 frames per second. A 16MP f/2.4 IMX471 sensor is housed in a punch-hole cutout in the top left corner for the front camera.

Thanks to Warp Charge 65T, the 9, Pro's 4,500 mAh dual-cell battery can be fully charged in 29 minutes. Furthermore, the system supports 50W wireless charging, dubbed Warp Charge 50 Wireless by OnePlus. The company claims that the device can be fully charged wirelessly in 43 minutes. It's an improvement over the OnePlus 8 Pro's Warp Charge 30 Wireless.

OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 9 Pro's screen syncs at 360Hz in select gaming games, including PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, League of Legends, and Brawl Stars, thanks to Hyper Touch. You also get the latest Pro Gaming Mode, which allows you to play without interruption.