OnePlus 9 Series is coming and the date is now official. The new anticipated series will arrive in India on March 23rd, two weeks from now. The company has confirmed through its Twitter post, which further reveals what to expect from the next flagship series. First would be the company’s collaboration with Swedish cameras and photographic equipment maker, Hasselblad.
Yes, OnePlus is partnering with it to bring significant camera improvements for its rear cameras. The teaser emphasises more on low light photography and plans to bring in more light for its cameras, partnered with Hasselblad. Smartphones makers in the past like Nokia and Vivo recently have partnered with ZEISS to bring several enhancements to cameras. Huawei is also another example as it uses LEICA powered cameras.
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) March 8, 2021
OnePlus devices ever since their inception have been good at performance but lagged in cameras. Over time, they have been significantly improved even with the latest OnePlus 8 series, last year. This new partnership regardless is expected to bring in much better camera enhancements to its rear cameras on the OnePlus 9 series. The low light photos happen to be the primary focus of the new series, at least that’s what the teaser implies.
OnePlus 9 Series — Hasselblad
On the other hand, the announcement regarding partnering with Hasselblad isn’t new. That’s because there were several leaks of the upcoming OnePlus 9 series; and the prominent one by YouTuber Dave2D, showcased us on what the device looks like; in which Hasselblad cameras were also pointed out. And, the new official teasers by the company; exactly showcases the same model, which confirms that the earlier leaks are pretty real.
Hasselblad — in the past
For instance, the working prototypes were also leaked into the past, which revealed a similar rear camera setup but without Hasselblad branding. Further, some reports suggest that OnePlus would partner with LEICA just like Huawei. The latest OnePlus teaser now suggests it to be false. For those who are unaware, Hasselblad earlier partnered with Motorola to make a camera mod for its Moto Z smartphone, which supported multiple mods on the rear, through a connector.
Nonetheless, the Hasselblad powered cameras on the upcoming OnePlus 9 series smartphones, look more prominent than the mods. Let’s anticipate that this new integration could likely place the OnePlus 9 series; right against top players like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra or iPhone 12 Pro cameras. Moreover, the upcoming OnePlus 9 series, apart from the Hasselblad cameras; is expected to feature multiple models; from which the regular 9 and the 9 Pro could pack in the powerful Snapdragon 888 SoC.
OnePlus 9 Series — OnePlus 9R/9E
And, there are rumours further suggesting a lower-end model of the series, which is likely to be called the OnePlus 9R/9E. This appears to be a new approach from OnePlus to give away some of the flagship’s features at a much affordable price range for the masses. Since the announcement has come; it is a matter of a couple of weeks from now after which we can look at what OnePlus is bringing with its new series to the table.
So, stay tuned as we expect more to come on the new OnePlus series in the coming weeks before launch.