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What We Know About the OnePlus 9

Ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 9 series on March 23, OnePlus made its partnership with Hasselblad official–signifying OnePlus’ serious efforts in improving the photography performance of its phones.

The 3-year-long partnership will have Hasselblad offer OnePlus its R&D when it comes to imaging. Among those confirmed include a Hasselblad-patented color calibration that is said to deliver the most natural colors possible, an Hasselblad Pro Mode. The latter will let you shoot 12-bit RAW photos, giving you more leeway in adjusting ISO, focusing, exposure times, white balance, and more.

To make all of that Hasselblad software tech work flawlessly, the OnePlus 9 phones will have a custom Sony IMX789 sensor for their main rear camera. The upcoming sensor has dual native ISO, full-pixel omni-directional autofocus, and the ability to shoot 4K videos at 120FPS. It can also do real-time HDR video processing, and will feature Sony’s Digital Overlap HDR (DOL-HDR), which is said to be better than staggered HDR.

Also new to this custom sensor is its use of a freeform lens for the ultra-wide-angle camera, where distortion is at -1%.

Going to the phones, both OnePlus 9 models will have a Snapdragon 888 processor with at least 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, along with a 120hz AMOLED display. The vanilla model gets a 6.5-inch panel and a triple camera setup (48-megapixel, 50-megapixel, and 2-megapixel), while the Pro model gets a bigger 6.7-inch display and will have a quad rear camera setup–similar to the one on the vanilla model save for an additional 8-megapixel sensor that we presume is a telephoto camera.

Aside from the teaser and leaked photos, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also confirmed that both phones will have a Warp charger bundled in the box. There’s no word yet on the battery, but rumors point to a 4500mAh cell with 65w Warp charging.

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