OnePlus today launched the OnePlus 9 Series, featuring a top-tier flagship camera experience with the Hasselblad Camera for a Mobile system, next-generation high refresh rate displays and fast wireless charging technology.
OnePlus’ new flagship camera system, Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, brings multiple breakthroughs in smartphone photography, centred around the company’s new standard for smartphone colour performance – Natural Colour Calibration with Hasselblad – and premium hardware for improved image quality.
The OnePlus 9 Series also offers powerful performance with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, the superior Fluid Display 2.0 with a DisplayMate A+ rating, and industry-challenging fast-charging solutions, Warp Charge 65T and Warp Charge 50 Wireless.
“The OnePlus 9 Series represents a key milestone for OnePlus flagship smartphones. Co-developed with Hasselblad, the new Hasselblad Camera for Mobile will give users the ability to capture their own iconic moments with more accurate colours and premium image quality,” said Pete Lau, Founder, CEO and Chief Product Officer of OnePlus.
“Together with the new OnePlus Watch, our latest flagship smartphone series offers a burdenless user experience with even the smallest detail tailored to challenge the smartphone industry and empower our Community through premium technology.”
OnePlus 9 Pro
Hasselblad Camera for Mobile on the OnePlus 9 Pro combines state-of-the-art hardware with meticulous software calibration for a significantly improved flagship camera experience.
The stunning 120 Hz QHD+ display incorporates next-generation screen technology to improve battery life and gaming performance. Warp Charge 65T and Warp Charge 50 Wireless take charging to a new level, dramatically reducing time spent charging your device.
Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, the enhanced performance ensures that the OnePlus 9 Series is ready to handle the most demanding tasks with ease.
Hasselblad Camera for Mobile
Colour is perhaps the most important factor that determines the quality of mobile photography. With Hasselblad Camera for Mobile, OnePlus aimed to bring Hasselblad’s iconic colour performance to a smartphone for the time.
This was a significant challenge for both OnePlus and Hasselblad since smartphone camera systems work very differently from traditional cameras, and Hasselblad has strict requirements for colour performance and image processing.
To achieve this goal, OnePlus and Hasselblad jointly calibrated the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro sensors, carrying out numerous lab tests using Hasselblad’s high standards for colour. They then worked together to optimize hundreds of real-life scenes through computational photography to fine-tune the colour based on their mutual understanding of colour performance as well as smartphone users’ needs and habits.
Now, the OnePlus 9 Series uses OnePlus’ new standard for colour calibration – Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad – to bring more perceptually accurate and natural-looking colours to photos taken with the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.
The first and most significant outcome of the long-term partnership between OnePlus and Hasselblad, this new colour solution required months of thorough verification and fine-tuning by both the Hasselblad and OnePlus research and development teams. In addition, a select group of Hasselblad Ambassadors brought extensive professional photography experience to provide invaluable subjective feedback that helped add a new level of aesthetics to the smartphone camera experience.
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s 48MP main camera features a custom-designed IMX789 sensor, co-engineered with Sony, with an impressively large 1/1.4” sensor. The result is exceptional imaging capability, with leading technologies including 2×2 on-chip lens (OCL), 12-bit RAW, dual native ISO, and DOL-HDR. It offers faster focus speeds, four-times more colour information for greater colour accuracy, cleaner daytime and night shots, and reduced motion blur in videos.
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s 50MP ultra-wide camera uses a 1/1.56” Sony IMX766 sensor, which ensures enhanced image quality and lower noise. Its Freeform Lens uses a series of unique curves to correct the incoming light, bringing distortion at the edge of photos down to around 1%. The ultra-wide camera also allows you to capture high-quality macro photos, with the ability to focus from as close as 4 cm away from your subject.
The 8MP telephoto camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro offers 3.3x (77mm) zoom with OIS to reduce blur, maxing out at 30x digital zoom. Also, a dedicated monochrome camera works together with the OnePlus 9 Pro’s main camera to add detail and layering to black and white photos, while a new tilt-shift simulates the special miniature effect of a tilt-shift lens for more creative photos.
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s main camera features 16-times the pixel count of standard 1080p for high-quality videos. It can shoot at 4K 120fps, giving you more creative possibilities in shooting video and editing, with DOL-HDR ensuring you always get the subject in clear view in backlit environments. The OnePlus 9 Pro’s ultra-wide camera can also create a time-lapse video when walking.
The new Hasselblad Pro Mode offers incredibly accurate and natural colour for a solid foundation for post-editing. It has been revamped with a new user interface based on Hasselblad’s image processing software to give professional-level users a unique Hasselblad look and feel.
It also allows for an unprecedented amount of control for expert photographers to fine-tune their photos, with the ability to adjust ISO, focus, exposure time, white balance and more. Users can also shoot in 12-bit RAW format for 64-times the colour compared with 10-bit RAW traditionally found in other smartphones.
Fluid Display 2.0
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s Fluid Display 2.0 boasts a new generation of advanced mobile display technology, integrating low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) technology, the most advanced backplane technology used in high-end OLED displays, and lightning-fast touch response for gaming.
LTPO technology enables the OnePlus 9 Pro’s display to automatically adjust the refresh rate from 120 Hz all the way down to 1 Hz to match the current user scenario, resulting in significantly lower power consumption. Hyper Touch technology also gives you a much faster response time when playing certain games by increasing the syncing speed between the processor and display to 360 Hz – up to six-times faster than before.
The OnePlus 9 Pro’s display earned an A+ rating from DisplayMate, offering QHD+, up to 1,300 nits of peak brightness, native 10-bit colour depth, E4 emitting material, HDR10+, MEMC, automatic colour temperature adjustment, front and back ambient light sensing and more.
The display offers the most accurate and natural colour reproduction with an exceptional JNCD (Just Noticeable Colour Difference) of less than 1.0, for colour rated as “visually indistinguishable from perfect”, even exceeding the performance of leading professional monitors.
With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform delivers lightning-fast speeds and unprecedented power. With 25% faster CPU performance and 35% faster graphics rendering plus the new 5nm process node, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 offers significant power-savings, allowing for extensive usage on a single charge.
5G connectivity is powered by the fully integrated X60 5G Modem-RF System. A third-generation global 5G solution, the X60 is the world’s first 5nm baseband architecture delivering faster, low-latency 5G mobile speeds using 5G carrier aggregation across FDD and TDD. Also, the X60 reduces power consumption and heat, improving performance and battery life in the OnePlus 9 Pro.
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with both LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage to deliver the fastest and smoothest experience yet on an OnePlus flagship device. Flagship-level LPDDR5 RAM is 1.5x faster than LPDDR4X and offers speeds up to 6400Mbps. Together with enhanced power-saving capabilities, these technologies complement a hyper-connected lifestyle, taking full advantage of 5G speeds and making multitasking seamless.
Warp Charge 65T delivers a day’s power in just 15 minutes – and can charge from 1-100% in just 29 minutes. The OnePlus 9 Pro achieves these speeds using a custom 4,500 mAh battery with an improved dual-cell design to reduce internal resistance and heating while charging. This gives the OnePlus 9 Pro the ability to charge at a higher output for an extended period.
Warp Charge 50 Wireless is OnePlus’ fastest-ever wireless charging technology – and one of the fastest solutions in the industry. With both battery cells charging at 25W, Warp Charge 50 Wireless even outpaces most wired fast-charging solutions, charging from 1-100% in just 43 minutes. And our newly designed wireless charger is equipped with two charging coils, so the OnePlus 9 Pro can charge just as quickly both horizontally and vertically.
The power adapter included in the box can also be used to turbocharge non-OnePlus devices including laptops, tablets and more up to 45W using USB PD or PPS.
The OnePlus 9 Pro continues the brand’s vision for burdenless design, offering an integrated, unified and stylish look and feel. With a 2.2 mm thin aluminium frame, the device is very well balanced and comfortable to hold even for extended periods of time. Compared with the previous generation, the curved display of the OnePlus 9 Pro has been carefully optimized to minimize discolouration and mistouches.
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in three nature-inspired colours – Morning Mist, Pine Green and Stellar Black – and offers an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
The OnePlus 9 offers a similarly powerful flagship experience as the OnePlus 9 Pro, with a full 120 Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, next-generation 5G connectivity, Warp Charge 65T as well as the powerful Hasselblad Camera for Mobile for an all-around fast and smooth smartphone experience.
Hasselblad Camera for Mobile on the OnePlus 9 uses the same advanced colour standards as the OnePlus 9 Pro – Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad. The triple camera system gives users the power to capture stunning images with some of the most natural colours on any mobile device for a professional-level photography experience.
The OnePlus 9 uses the same 50MP ultra-wide camera as the OnePlus 9 Pro, with a 1/1.56” Sony IMX766 sensor and uniquely curved Freeform Lens to minimize edge distortion.
The 48MP main camera also boasts exceptional imaging capabilities, thanks to a custom-designed 1/1.43” Sony IMX689 sensor, 2×2 OCL, 12-bit RAW, dual native ISO, and 3-HDR.
The OnePlus 9 camera system offers faster focus speeds, 64-times more colour information compared with traditional 10-bit sensors, cleaner daytime and night shots and higher dynamic range in videos. A dedicated monochrome camera works with the main camera for detailed and layered black and white photos.
120 Hz Fluid Display
The OnePlus 9’s 120 Hz Fluid Display provides an immersive viewing experience regardless of what you’re watching. Using the same top-notch flat display as the OnePlus 8T, which received a DisplayMate A+ rating, the OnePlus 9’s 6.55” Fluid Display features a 120 Hz AMOLED panel with industry-leading colour accuracy and improved automatic brightness control.
The brightness of the OnePlus 9’s display can go up to 1,100 nits with HDR10+ certification, to improve your experience when watching HDR videos. It is also equipped with two ambient light sensors with 8,192 levels of brightness for smoother automatic brightness control. Comfort Tone also adjusts the colour temperature of the display to match your environment for a more comfortable reading experience.
The OnePlus 9’s 4,500 mAh battery utilizes an improved dual-cell design that is able to charge from 1-100% in just 29 minutes. North America and Europe versions of the OnePlus 9 also support up to 15W Qi wireless charging for added convenience.
The OnePlus 9 features a sleek look in line with OnePlus’ burdenless design heritage. The curved design on the back and lightweight give the device a comfortable feeling in the hand. It comes in three colours inspired by nature – Winter Mist, Arctic Sky and Astral Black.
Co-created with the OnePlus community, OxygenOS 11 brings speed, smoothness and customization to the OnePlus 9 Series for the most intuitive, efficient and personalized Android experience and a simple yet bold design that makes navigation easier even with one hand.
The new Turbo Boost 3.0 memory optimization enables you to keep more than 25% more apps open in the background than before. OnePlus achieved this with the help of RAM compression, which makes data on the RAM smaller, and virtual RAM, which turns phone storage into RAM so your phone can have more physical RAM to work with.
OnePlus devices are built to support high frame rate experiences for the highest performance and most demanding games. Pro Gaming Mode unlocks the power of the OnePlus 9 Series’ CPU and GPU and blocks notifications from apps, calls and other distractions to let users fully dive into their favourite mobile games.
An improved five-layer gaming-grade cooling system, OnePlus Cool Play, also helps with heat dissipation during intensive gaming.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus 9 Pro will be available for pre-order on OnePlus.com, Amazon, John Lewis and Three from March 23rd at 15:30 UK time, with open sales from March 31st.
OnePlus 9 will be available for pre-order on OnePlus.com and Amazon from March 23rd at 15:30 UK time. From April 26th, open sales will also start at John Lewis.
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9 Pro
Morning Mist Stellar Black
Astral Black Arctic Sky
Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger
The Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger will be available from OnePlus.com and Amazon starting from £69.95.