After all the teasers and promotional campaigns, OnePlus has finally launched its latest OnePlus 9 series. Among the three devices that were launched today, the OnePlus 9 is a sort of a middle-ground between the Pro and the gaming-focused 9R. It’s basically the Pro model but with a flat-screen and some compromise in the camera hardware. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the OnePlus 9 in Nepal.
OnePlus 9 Overview:
Design and Display
Here, the OnePlus 9 sports a 6.55-inch FHD+ flat AMOLED panel. It is a 120Hz refresh rate screen but it’s not an adaptive one as in the Pro model. Other than that, the display features a left-aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.
At the back, we get a re-designed camera bump complete with the Hasselblad branding. It is home to the triple camera setup. Also, the frame is made from polymer instead of aluminum. The phone is available in three color options – Stellar Black, Arctic Sky, and Winter Mist.
Performance and Memory
Like the Pro model, the vanilla OnePlus 9 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset. The phone is available with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. You also get the new Cool Play cooling mechanism.
It will ship with ColorOS 11 in the Chinese market. However, it will retain the beloved OxygenOS 11 (based on Android 11) for the global market.
The triple camera setup at the back consists of a 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor which comes with DOL HDR. Users can record 4K videos at 120fps. Similarly, 8K videos are capped at 30 fps. Accompanying the primary sensor is a 50MP Sony IMX766 ultrawide camera. It uses a freeform lens that reduces the distortion from 20% to just 1%. Thus, OnePlus is claiming that it will “practically eliminate edge distortion” that has been common with ultrawide cameras in smartphones.
Battery and Connectivity
OnePlus 9 comes with the same 4,500mAh battery that is in the Pro model. It also retains the 65W fast charging technology, while supporting wireless charging as well.
However, the charging speed maxes out at 15W compared to 50W in the Pro model. In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2.
OnePlus 9 Specifications:
- Display: 6.55-inches FHD+ AMOLED; 120Hz Refresh Rate; Corning Gorilla 5, HDR10+ certification
- Chipset: Snapdragon 888 (5nm Mobile Platform)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 8/12GB LPDDR5 (3200MHz)
- Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1
- Software & UI: OxygenOS on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera:
– 48MP, f/1.2 Sony IMX689, OIS
– 50MP Sony IMX766 ultra-wide sensor with freeform lens
– 2MP monochrome sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP lens; Punch-hole
- Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
- Battery: 4500mAh with 65W fast charging; 15W Wireless Charging
- Colors: Arctic Sky, Astral Black, Winter Mist
OnePlus 9 Price in Nepal & Availability
OnePlus 9 is now available in the global market and it should be available soon in Nepal as well. In India, the price starts at INR 49,999 for the base 8/128GB variant. We can expect the price of the OnePlus 9 in Nepal to start at NPR 90,000 when it launches here later this year.
|OnePlus 9||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/128GB||INR 49,999||NPR 90,000|
|12/256GB||INR 54,999||NPR 100,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the OnePlus 8T.