OnePlus could reveal the launch date of the much-anticipated OnePlus 9 series on March 8. This would coincide with previous rumours about a mid-March launch. OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9R have been rumoured to launch this year in the company’s flagship lineup. All three phones have been leaked in the past few months giving us a glimpse as to what to expect from the OnePlus 9 series.
Earlier today, the official website of OnePlus had a ribbon message running across that read “Something new is on the horizon.” The text was accompanied by a picture of the Earth and visitors asked to “stay tuned” until March 8. Later in the day, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus tweeted the same image with a link to the same “moonshot” page on its website. The most obvious hint here is that OnePlus in all likelihood will reveal the launch date of the OnePlus 9 series, something that has been rumoured for a long time.
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) March 1, 2021
Interestingly, the image of Earth used by OnePlus on its website happens to be the same as on Hasselblad’s website. The Swedish camera-maker has a long history of working with NASA and its photography division. Neil Armstrong was carrying a Hasselblad camera when he made that one giant leap for mankind.
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) March 1, 2021
OnePlus and Hasselblad are rumoured to collaborate on developing the camera system of the OnePlus 9 Pro. The announcement on March 8 could very well make things official for both companies. Previous leaks have shown-off the OnePlus 9 Pro with the camera module having the Hasselblad branding in a quad-camera array.
OnePlus 9 series leaked specifications
The OnePlus 9 could feature a 6.55-inch Full HD + display as per the leaks, while the OnePlus 9 Pro is said to feature a slightly larger 6.7-inch QHD + screen. The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will likely opt for a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and support a 120Hz refresh rate. As for the OnePlus 9R, it is rumoured to feature a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor while the OnePlus 9R is rumoured to launch with Snapdragon 690 processor under the hood.
OnePlus 9 Pro is expected to feature a quad-camera setup on the back headlined by a 48MP primary camera, a 50MP secondary camera, an 8MP camera and a 2MP camera with OIS support. The OnePlus 9 will likely have triple cameras on the back while the OnePlus 9R could have a 64MP primary camera followed by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are also likely to be equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging out-of-the-box which debuted with the OnePlus 8T in October. The OnePlus 9R is expected to have a slightly larger 5,000mAh battery with fast-charging support out-of-the-box.