OnePlus India has launched the ‘flagship killer’ OnePlus 9R that features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. The new device was launched alongside the OnePlus 9 Pro and regular OnePlus 9 earlier today. The OnePlus 9R is tailored for the Indian market, though it supports 5G connectivity despite its unavailability in India. Just like the OnePlus 9 Pro, it comes with quad rear cameras and a 16-megapixel front camera. The OnePlus 9R comes in two colour options, and the phone will compete against ‘affordable premium’ offerings such as Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. OnePlus has also unveiled its first smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch.
In terms of specifications, the newly OnePlus 9R features a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) Fluid display with 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and Adreno 650 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 out of the box and the phone also supports dual-SIM cards (nano). It includes dual-stereo speakers with support for Dolby Audio.
The quad rear camera system on the OnePlus 9R includes a 48-megapixel primary camera with OIS support and f/1.7 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel monochrome camera. At the front, there’s a 16-megapixel shooter with EIS support and f/2.4 aperture. The primary camera is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps. The camera app comes bundled with ultrashot HRD, nightscape, macro, portrait, pro mode, panorama, smart pet capture, AI scene detection, and raw image. Other features on the OnePlus 9R include face unlock, screen flash, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, and in-display fingerprint scanner, and 5G. It packs a dual-cell 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging, with the power brick included in the box. The OnePlus 9R is touted to attain full battery in just 39 minutes with the 65W fast charging.
Its price in India starts at Rs 39,999 for the base 8GB + 128GB model and Rs 43,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. The comes in Lake Blue and Carbon Black colours, and customers in India can pre-order from early April. The exact date of availability remains unclear at the moment.