It is speculated that OnePlus 9 series devices will be launched in the near future, and it is anticipated that there will be three devices this time. Here’s all we know about these devices up to this point!
In 2020, OnePlus reached a landmark in the history of the company. To kick things off, the company launched its first “true” flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro, followed by the company’s first mid-range handset in five years, the OnePlus Nord. Following that, OnePlus broadened its portfolio to include the budget-friendly Nord lineup, and also took a peek at the TWS earbuds market. As of this year, we’re anticipating the company to up the ante and add essential refinements to the broad variety of goods it sells, beginning with its flagship lineup for 2021.
OnePlus 9 series: Variants
The OnePlus 9 series is expected to release three new devices — the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and a more-affordable OnePlus 9 Lite. In light of all we’ve already heard about the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, there’s not much to tell about the OnePlus 9 Lite at this point. According to reports, the affordable flagship will be branded as the OnePlus 9 Lite, and it will be fitted with identical hardware to the OnePlus 8T.
Also worth noting is that the OnePlus 9 series is most likely named “lemonade” in the codename according to evidence spotted by XDA on the Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 8 series which was announced late last year. The lineup will include five versions, including lemonade, lemonade version, including lemonade, lemonadev, lemonadev, lemonadep, and lemonadept. According to our interpretation of OnePlus codenames, these devices would be:
- lemonade — OnePlus 9
- lemonadet — T-Mobile OnePlus 9
- lemonadev — Verizon OnePlus 9
- lemonadep — OnePlus 9 Pro
- lemonadept — T-Mobile OnePlus 9 Pro
A separate leak has verified the existence of five distinct model numbers. The rumor is that the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will be announced by their model numbers LE2110, LE2117, and LE2110, respectively. The codename and model number for the OnePlus 9 Lite/9E are undisclosed at this time.
It’s worth remembering that when the OnePlus 8 series first made headlines last year, we saw reports and rumors of a lower-cost third smartphone in the lineup. It existed, but was introduced as the OnePlus Nord model alongside the OnePlus 8 lineup. So, the supposed OnePlus 9E may be a successor for the OnePlus Nord lineup rather than the OnePlus 9 series.
OnePlus 9 series: Leaked Images
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Lite/9E
We currently haven’t seen any leaked renders or live images of the OnePlus 9 Lite/9E. The only bit of information we have about the phone’s design is that it may feature a plastic back panel.
OnePlus 9 series: Rumored Specifications
|Specifications||OnePlus 9||OnePlus 9 Pro||OnePlus 9 Lite/9E|
|Dimensions & Weight||–||–||–|
|Display||6.55″ FHD+ AMOLED||6.7″ QHD+ LTPO AMOLED||–|
|Left-aligned hole-punch||Left-aligned hole-punch|
|120Hz refresh rate||120Hz refresh rate|
|Flat panel||Curved panel|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
|RAM & Storage||8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1||12GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1||–|
|Battery & Charging||4,500mAh||4,500mAh||–|
|65W wired fast charging||65W wired fast charging|
|30W wireless charging||45W wireless charging|
|Reverse wireless charging||Reverse wireless charging|
|65W charger included in the box||65W charger included in the box|
|Security||In-Display Fingerprint Scanner||In-Display Fingerprint Scanner||–|
|Rear Camera(s)||Primary: 48MP||–||–|
|Secondary: 48MP ultra-wide|
|Port(s)||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||–|
|Software||OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11||OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11||OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11|
OnePlus 9 series: Release Date
Following the OnePlus 8T launch, we saw the first rumor about the OnePlus 9 series. The leak revealed that OnePlus had launched their next-gen flagship devices four weeks early. In that case, the OnePlus 9 series could be unveiled next month. Although OnePlus has neither confirmed nor denied this rumor, Samsung’s recent S21 series announcement gives OnePlus enough reason to accelerate its timeline.
OnePlus 9 series: Price
We think the price of OnePlus phones to slowly increase over the years. Although we haven’t seen any leaks about the pricing yet, it is expected that the OnePlus 9 will go on sale at an approximate price of $750 for the 8GB/128GB model.
The OnePlus 9 Pro could be marginally more expensive than the OnePlus 8 Pro. With a premium camera setup, the product could launch for $950. According to an Android Central survey, the OnePlus 9 Lite/9E will cost about $600.
Based on leaks and reports we’ve seen, the OnePlus 9 series is shaping up to be very convincing. I’m most excited about the OnePlus 9 Lite/9E, because the new camera system is going to be tested on it. A new breed of affordable flagship killers is on the way, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.