Last night, OnePlus launched its OnePlus 9 series which includes the new OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro. And along with these two, OnePlus has also launched an affordable OnePlus 9R – a rehashed OnePlus 8T with a Snapdragon 870 chip and new design, exclusively for the Indian market.
OnePlus 9R- Specs
The new OnePlus 9R is being marketed by OnePlus as a low-cost gaming phone for the Indian market for which you’ve probably been waiting for! The handset has a rectangular camera island on the back and a hole-punch display on the front, similar to the other two phones in the OnePlus 9 lineup. The unit, however, does not have the same build quality as its more expensive siblings.
Instead of Gorilla Glass 5, the OnePlus 9R has a matte-finish polycarbonate back. It lacks an IP rating for dust and water resistance, which is to be anticipated on such a low-cost flagship.
Similar to OnePlus 8T
If the OnePlus 9R looks and sounds familiar, that’s because it’s almost a half-yearly update of the OnePlus 8T — or, to put it another way, an OnePlus 8T. Since it uses Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 870 processor, which is a slight improvement over last year’s flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865, the system should still deliver flagship-level efficiency.
One Kryo 585 prime core clocked at 3.2GHz, three Kryo 585 output cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Kryo 385 efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz are all included in the SoC. The Adreno 650 GPU and the Snapdragon X55 modem are also included.
The SoC is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, ensuring that even the most challenging games run smoothly. To boost the gaming experience even more, the platform includes an improved cooling system, OnePlus’ new Pro Gaming Mode, immersive haptic feedback, and dual stereo speakers.
Camera and Display Specs
The best-in-class flagship OnePlus 9R comes with a quad-camera system on the rear, despite its low price. A 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera with OIS, a 16MP Sony IMX481 wide-angle camera with a 123° field of view, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP monochrome camera are among the features. It has a 16MP selfie camera installed in the hole-punch cutout on the top-left corner of the monitor on the front.
The display on the OnePlus 9R is a 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. A 4,500mAh battery powers the unit, and the included charger supports 65W wired fast charging.
Pricing & Availability of OnePlus 9R
The budget-friendly flagship killer OnePlus 9R, will be available for pre-order in early April and will be exclusive to the Indian market. 9R is priced at ₹39,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and ₹43,999 for the 12GB+256GB model. Lake Blue and Carbon Black are the two-color options that will be available. The OnePlus 9R has the potential to be the most common OnePlus product in 2021 at this price point.