While the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro flexes OnePlus’ partnership with Hasselblad, the brand also launched a third, non-Hasselblad-branded variant with the OnePlus 9R in India–which serves as the spiritual successor to the OnePlus 8T.
OnePlus 9R Specs:
- Snapdragon 870 processor
- 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+
- 48-megapixel f/1.8 Sony IMX 586 main camera with OIS, 16-megapixel f/2.2 Sony IMX 481 ultra-wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 mono camera
- 32-megapixel f/2.4 selfie camera
- 3G, 4G, 5G
- WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner
- Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- 4500mAh battery
- 65w wired charging
- Android 11, OxygenOS 11
The OnePlus 9R shares a lot of similarities with the OnePlus 8T: you also get the same quad-rear camera setup (48-megapixel main with OIS, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro, 2-megapixel depth sensor), along with the same 4500mAh battery with 65w wired charging and a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a fast 120hz refresh rate. The biggest difference between the two–aside from the back panel design that is close to the main OnePlus 9 series sans Hasselblad branding–is that you get a Snapdragon 870 processor.
The Snapdragon 870 is an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 865 found on the OnePlus 8T, boasting a class-leading 3.2Ghz clock speed, making the most affordable OnePlus 9 variant ideal for heavy gaming. Since it positions itself as a gaming phone, you get vapor chamber cooling to keep the Snapdragon 870’s temps stable under heavy loads.
OnePlus 9R Price
Unlike the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, the 9R will be exclusive to India, so there’s little chance that it will be available globally. It will be available on April 14 for INR 40,000(~Php 26.7k) for the 8GB/128GB model and INR 44,000(~Php 29.5k) for the 12GB/256GB model.
Despite being exclusive to India, there’s a slim chance that it will be made available in other Asian markets like the Nord.