This could be our first look at the upcoming OnePlus 9

This could be our first look at the upcoming OnePlus 9

OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 8T last month, and just a few days after the launch, we started seeing rumors about the company’s next flagship. The first rumor suggested that the company was planning to launch the OnePlus 9 in March next year, four weeks earlier than its usual launch schedule. Soon thereafter, XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username spotted new strings in OxgenOS 11 Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 8 series that suggested that OnePlus might return to Verizon with the OnePlus 9. Now, 91Mobiles has procured CAD renders of the upcoming device, which give us our first look at its design.

As per a recent report from the publication, the OnePlus 9 will feature a design similar to the OnePlus 8T, with a left-aligned hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, a flat display, and a rectangular camera module on the back. However, the device will feature a slightly larger 6.55-inch panel. Contrary to previous reports, which suggested that the device would include a 144Hz high refresh rate display, this recent leak reveals that the device will offer a 120Hz refresh rate panel.

Leaked CAD renders of the OnePlus 9 on black background

The rectangular camera module on the OnePlus 9 will include 3 sensors and an LED flash, with two of the sensors larger in size than the third. The report further adds that the series will include two models — OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro — which will go by the following model numbers:

  • OnePlus 9: LE2110, LE2117, and LE2119
  • OnePlus 9 Pro: LE2120 and LE2127

While the report sheds no light on the specifications, we expect the OnePlus 9 series to feature Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 875 chip and 65W fast charging support. The devices will, most likely, run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box.

Since these renders aren’t from sources like OnLeaks and evleaks which are known extensively for their reliability, we advise you to take all the aforementioned information with a sizeable grain of salt. Renowned leaker Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) has also expressed his doubts about these renders in a recent tweet, in which he stated: “Take their post with a good amount of salt. I will further investigate but as of right now I will say that this CAD is inaccurate.”

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.