OnePlus 9 is set to launch this month but the company has still not announced its official launch date. Yesterday, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer teased that ‘Something new is on the horizon’ for the date 8th March. Based on the teaser, this is when the company will announce the actual date of the launch event. We will have to wait a little longer to see what the new series has in store for us.
As expected, with the launch date nearing, leaks and rumors have picked up the pace. This time, unlike every year, we are expecting three handsets in the series instead of two. In addition to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, we will also get a more budget-friendly offering. Last week, Evan Blass revealed the device might actually be called OnePlus 9R. This news was later confirmed by Ishan Agarwal in a separate post.
Now, in a new leak, the OxygenUpdater has disclosed the possible colorways of the OnePlus 9 and Pro. The former will most likely arrive in Astral Black, Arctic Sky, Winter Mist, Gloss Black, and Gloss gradient purple colors while the OnePlus 9 Pro will come in Stellar Black, Forest Green, and Morning Mist variants.
In terms of specifications, the OnePlus 9R is expected to arrive with Snapdragon 690 and a 64MP primary camera. The OnePlus 9 will most likely feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, a 48 MP triple sensor camera setup, and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus 9 Pro, on the other hand, will come with a larger curved 6.78-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888, and 4,500 mAh battery with 65W wired and 45W wireless charging.
In other news, the long-rumored OnePlus Watch will also launch alongside the OnePlus 9 series.