OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro with Hasselblad on board! All yours to order now
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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro with Hasselblad on board! All yours to order now

Andrea Jacob
Zurich, on 23.03.2021
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook
The cat has already been out of the bag since last week. OnePlus leaked itself and its partnership with the traditional Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad to the public. You can now pre-order your new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro here.

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is going on pre-sale. Their liaison with Hasselblad went viral, and now this Chinese manufacturer also has a strong camera brand behind it. The only thing that was left out is what the branding on the smartphone's back looks like. Surprise: both models bear the Swedish name. What innovations are included in this smartphone? Find out here.

OnePlus 9 Pro

9 Pro (8GB) (128GB, Morning Mist, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
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933.–
OnePlus 9 Pro (8GB) (128GB, Morning Mist, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
9 Pro (8GB) (128GB, Stellar Black, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
939.–
OnePlus 9 Pro (8GB) (128GB, Stellar Black, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
9 Pro (12GB) (256GB, Pine Green, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
1022.–
OnePlus 9 Pro (12GB) (256GB, Pine Green, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
9 Pro (12GB) (256GB, Stellar Black, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
1009.–
OnePlus 9 Pro (12GB) (256GB, Stellar Black, 6.70", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)

OnePlus 9

9 (8GB) (128GB, Astral Black, 6.55", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
719.–
OnePlus 9 (8GB) (128GB, Astral Black, 6.55", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
9 (8GB) (256GB, Arctic Sky, 6.55", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)
829.–
OnePlus 9 (8GB) (256GB, Arctic Sky, 6.55", Dual SIM, 48Mpx, 5G)

Compare the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 ProOnePlus 9
Display6.7” QHD+ AMOLED with LTPO, HDR10+, 120 Hz 6.55” Fluid AMOLED, 120 Hz
RAM/memory8/12 GB / 128/256 GB8/12 GB / 128/256 GB
ChipsetSnapdragon 888Snapdragon 888
Battery4 500 mAh4 500 mAh
Main camera48 MP + 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP, Hasselblad Pro Mode48 MP + 50 MP + 2 MP, Hasselblad Pro Mode
Front camera16 MP16 MP
Charging technology65 Watt (cable), 50 Watt (wireless), intelligent charging65 Watt (cable), 50 Watt (wireless), intelligent charging
Connectivity5G (NSA/SA), WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC5G (NSA/SA), WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
UnlockingIn-display fingerprint sensor, face lockIn-display fingerprint sensor, face lock
ProtectionIP68 certifiedIP54 certified
Dimensions163.2 × 73.6 × 8.7mm, 197g160 × 74.2 × 8.7mm, 192g

What exactly is LTPO?

LTPO stands for «Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide». Obvious, isn't it? Not quite. Normally, LTPS (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon) is used for LCD, OLED or AMOLED displays. A mixture of LTPS and IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) is used for the application of LTPO. This technology allows the construction of large and small displays. So basically from smartwatches to smartphones. LTPO displays offer a higher pixel density compared to LTPS displays and save a lot of power. And where would power saving be particularly practical? Exactly. For screens with high refresh rates.

Let me give you an example: Still images are displayed at a frequency range of 1 to 11 hertz. Videos at around 30 to 60 hertz. The demand for a high frame rate is indispensable for games. That's why the rate here is around 48 to 120 hertz. So where can a particularly large amount of electricity be saved? With still images. Adaptive technology thus fits precisely into this area. If you browse the Internet, you'll find testimonies telling of power saves around 15 to 20 per cent.

The Swedes are here – Hasselblad camera

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According to OnePlus, you'll especially feel the benefit of the partnership with Hasselblad when it comes to «Hasselblad Pro Mode». On the software side, the symbiosis with the Swedish camera sensors is powerful. You can expect improvements in photography, especially in ISO adjustment, white balance, focus and exposure. The OnePlus 9 Pro setup is composed of a main camera with 48 megapixels (f/1.8, 7P, OIS), an ultra-wide-angle lens with 50 megapixels (f/2.2, 7P), a telephoto lens with 8 megapixels (f/2.4, OIS) and a monochrome lens with 2 megapixels.

A side note on the availability of chips

Are you already out of patience? There's little we can do about that either. Globally, there's a chip shortage. While demand for chipsets exploded in the initial lockdowns and other manufacturers stocked up on semiconductors to prepare for the trade war with the U.S., production did not keep up. As if this shortage weren't bad enough, production in Texas was temporarily suspended completely. All due to a flash freeze and resulting power outages. So much for why you might not be able to get your device right at launch.

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Andrea Jacob
Andrea Jacob
Senior Category Business Manager, Zurich
My head is crammed with ideas. And I add a new one every minute. I enjoy discussions and forming my own opinions. I love gadgets and anything that has a motor. I’m definitely in the right place.

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