The Schenzhen company completes its new range with this OnePlus 9R, intended for the Chinese and Indian markets. In detail, apart from part of the design and the processor, it is more or less a OnePlus 8T.
This Tuesday, March 23, OnePlus presented its new models, the OnePlus 9 Pro and the OnePlus 9, as well as the OnePlus Watch connected watch. But the Chinese company still had a card in hand to complete its new range: the OnePlus 9R. This model, very similar to the OnePlus 8T, is currently reserved for the Chinese and Indian markets, where it will be available in about twenty days.
Lots of similarities with the OnePlus 8T
Where the new range of OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro signs the beginning of the partnership with Hasselblad to relaunch the photo, this OnePlus 9R does not make this change. For its part, it keeps the same sensor as the OnePlus 8T, the Sony IMX586, with a 48-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, then a 5-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel monochrome.
And without exaggerating, comparing the OnePlus 9R and the Oneplus 8T, there are only similarities between the two models, apart from the design of the photo block, which resembles that of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. The 120 Hz FHD + AMOLED screen is more or less the same, the dimensions are very close, the 4500 mAh battery remains – with the 65 W load as well – and the connectivity is no more surprising, with 5G compatibility and Wi-Fi 6, which was already present. Even Bluetooth 5.1 stuck.
The objective, by reusing this design, is clearly to offer a model with mid-range features and performance, at a slightly lower price, which is clever and quite pragmatic.
A processor revised upwards
There is still a clear difference: the processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, where the 8T embarked a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Concretely, it is a slightly improved version of the latter.
The future OnePlus 9R will therefore be available in two models. The first will trade at 39,999 rupees, around 465 euros HT, which will have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The second, equipped with 12 GB of RRAM and 256 GB of storage, is announced at 43,999 rupees, a price around 510 euros excluding tax.
Two colors are available: carbon black, which does not exist in the rest of the OnePlus 9 range, or Lake Blue.