It may only be November but with many manufacturers attempting to get a jump on the market you can bet their 2021 flagships will be well and truly in final development stages. OnePlus are looking to build on their success of this year (relative success that is) and overnight it seems that their 2021 flagship, the OnePlus 9 Pro has leaked.
We have seen specs leak last week which suggested that the OnePlus 9 Pro would arrive with a rear camera system that will house a 48MP primary lens again but be supported by a 48MP ultra-wide angle lens with a third lens a basic macro or monochrome sensor.
The display is expected to be bigger than that on the 8T and support 120Hz refresh rate along with a Snapdragon 875, their new 65W Warp Charge technology alongside the 30W Warp wireless charging.
The leak overnight seems to not just confirm this camera but show off the display on what is set to be one of the best flagships of the upcoming year. The display is apparently a 6.55-inch curved display — yes once again a curved display and even though OnePlus have the best curve of the curved flagships this year I still feel like the curve ship has sailed. It is no longer a premium feel or experience to have a display this curved.
The selfie camera will be housed in a punch hole design — I think early 2021 is too early to see under-display selfie cameras (but we continue to hope). The sides of the display will be the same as this year with the alert slider still present along with power button below the slider and volume rocker on the opposite side of the phone.
Once again we will also see the rear of the device made of glass — when will someone come up with something that looks and feels as premium but does not shatter with a simple drop/knock? The rear camera module looks different to that seen in last week’s leaks but the main two lenses are still present.
Whether this is the OnePlus 9 Pro time will tell but it certainly looks to be an evolution that continues on the design language and style from this year’s OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T. OnePlus seem to have their design down, now if only they sold directly into Australia — We’ve all but given up on it ever happening but you can be sure we will still be keeping an ear to the ground just in case.