The OnePlus family expanded last year with the introduction of the Nord series, now it expands again with a phone that sits between the Nord mid-rangers and the main flagship series. We have some bad news, however: there’s no R in India, but the 9R will be available only in India.
OnePlus 9R in Carbon Black and Lake Blue
The OnePlus 9R is powered by the Snapdragon 870, a revamped version of the chip that powered the 8T. In fact, the story of the 9R is very similar – it’s last years hardware spruced up for 2021.
The phone has a 6.55” Fluid AMOLED display with 1080p+ resolution and an HDR10+ certification. The display has a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate.. This one is a flat panel, just like the ones on the 8T and vanilla 9.
The camera is also lifted off the 8T, starting with the main module with a 48MP sensor (IMX586, 1/2”, 0.8µm) and Optical Image Stabilization. It is joined by the 16MP ultrawide camera (123º lens, IMX481 sensor), the 5MP macro and 2MP monochrome cameras. The phone can record 4K video at 60 fps and capture slow-motion clips (240 fps at 1080p, 480 fps at 720p). It also features Video Portrait mode and EIS on top of OIS for extra smooth footage.
OnePlus has positioned the 9R as something of a gaming phone. The Snapdragon 870 GPU is easily more powerful than those of mid-range chipset. The chipset is kept cool by a vapor chamber.
For the battery, OnePlus used its favorite system – a 4,500 mAh battery combined with Warp Charge 65, matching the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. No wireless charging here, however. Still, plugging in for 15 minutes will top up the battery enough to last you the whole day. A full charge takes 39 minutes.
Additionally, the phone boasts stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos (no 3.5 mm jack, though). It will be available in Lake Blue and Carbon Black colors.
The OnePlus 9R will be available in 22 days and it will come in two configurations, starting with the base model with 8/128 GB memory and a INR 40,000 price tag ($550/€465). The other version has 12/256 GB memory and costs INR 44,000 ($605/€510).