OnePlus Announced The Launch Date For Its New Flagship OnePlus 9 Smartphone In Partnership With Hasselblad

OnePlus Announced The Launch Date For Its New Flagship OnePlus 9 Smartphone In Partnership With Hasselblad

OnePlus Announced The Launch Date For Its New Flagship OnePlus 9 Smartphone In Partnership With Hasselblad

by March 9, 2021

The Chinese brand has revealed the launch date of its upcoming OnePlus 9 smartphone, it is March 23 at 19:30 HRS. The 5G-equipped lineup will be the first to sport a Hasselblad camera module. OnePlus has signed a 3-year contract with the established camera manufacturer to co-design the camera sensors for its flagship models.

A few highlights:

  • The first look of the OnePlus 9 is revealed by the brand.
  • The brand signed a 3-year long contract with Hasselblad to enhance its camera setup.
  • OnePlus 9 will also launch in the global markets on March 23.

The rumors that are going around have claimed the March 23 launch event will reveal three variants dubbed as OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and a budget-segment variant. It will be named OnePlus 9E or OnePlus 9R, rumors claim. There are also a few design leaks of the OnePlus 9 Pro where the quad-camera array also features Hasselblad logo.

OnePlus 9 series: Key details

Hasselblad is the brand that has a critically acclaimed presence in the digital camera market including lenses. The 3-year partnership that OnePlus has signed with this Swedish camera brand will fetch $170 million to enhance the camera experience of OnePlus, the only area where the brand’s flagship lags behind.

If we are to believe the leaks and rumors, the chipset powering the OnePlus 9 series will be a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 with 12 gigs RAM support and 256GB onboard storage. The series will also support 65W rapid charging. From the expected three models, the Pro model will only support the Hasselblad camera module. The anticipated budget model OnePlus 9E/9R will sport Snapdragon 690 SoC with 90Hz full HD+ panel.

Coming to the optics, the sensor that will adorn the OnePlus 9 series will be a high-end Sony IMX789 which the brand claims to be the best one on any OnePlus lineup smartphone, yet. The panoramic lens will offer a super wide 140-degree FOV. The brand aims to provide users the right software and hardware optimization to capture real colors, all thanks to an indigenous color calibration, termed as Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad.

On the Pro version, the camera app will also come with a Hasselblad image processing interface that will offer users the options to tweak ISO, exposure, white balance, enhanced focus hunting, etc. All these features will allow you to get an overall enhanced mobile photography experience. The sensor will capture 12-bit RAW images and OnePlus claims that it will capture x64 more color details.

The video recording on the Pro variant will support HDR where it can shoot up to 4K at 120fps and 8K at 30fps.

OnePlus 9 series: Global launch

The Chinese tech giant BBK Electronics’ subsidiary OnePlus has released the poster where it revealed the global launch on March 23 at 7:30PM IST, 10:00AM EDT, and 2:00PM GMT. In a statement, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the brand’s priority is to offer its users a flagship experience over anything. Thanks to the high-end hardware onboard and the best computational photography by Hasselblad along with advanced aesthetical photography experience, OnePlus 9 series will be a major upgrade in terms of camera, he added.