OnePlus 9R goes official with Snapdragon 870 & 120Hz display

It is the cheapest phone under the OnePlus 9 series

Release Date
March 23, 2021
Starting Price
Rs 39,999

Today, we got the OnePlus 9 series, and as we knew already, three phones were unveiled today. Alongside the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, the expected ones, the OnePlus 9R was also unveiled. It is the cheapest phone under this series, and in a nutshell, 9R is just the OnePlus 8T with a slightly upgraded chip and a slightly different design to match the other OnePlus 9 series devices. There is the same camera setup, the same display, the same battery size, and the same charging speed. In fact, surprisingly, this phone has a polycarbonate back, which we did not expect.

OnePlus 9R

Design-wise, there is a slightly different-looking Quad camera setup on the back as compared to what the OnePlus 8T had. The back is totally clean as there is just the OnePlus logo and no fancy slogans or any other text. The alert slider and the power button are on the right side, whereas the volume rockers are on the left. On the bottom, there is the USB Type-C port, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. OnePlus has indeed done cost-cutting in the build department because while we had a glass back on the OnePlus 8T, the OnePlus 9R has a polycarbonate back panel with a matte finish.

On the front, there is a flat-screen with a single hole-punch cutout on the top left corner. It is the same 6.55-inch Full-HD+ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED panel as on the OnePlus 8T. There is the same camera setup as well. So the Quad camera array includes a primary 48 Megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with OIS, a secondary 16 Megapixel ultrawide unit, a 5 Megapixel macro camera, and a 2 Megapixel monochrome sensor. The primary camera can shoot 4K videos at up to 60fps. The camera on the front is a 16 Megapixel Sony IMX471 unit.

Under the hood, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip which, as we know, is an upgrade over the last year’s Snapdragon 865+ as it offers higher CPU clock speeds of up to 3.2GHz. There is 8GB or 12GB RAM paired with 128GB of 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. OnePlus 9R has the same 4,500mAh battery underneath as the OnePlus 8T and supports Warp Charge 65.

OnePlus 9R

OnePlus 9R comes in two colors named Lake Blue and Carbon Black. Speaking of the price, the phone is exclusive for India, and there are two storage options. Here is the pricing –

  • 8GB + 128GB – Rs 39,999 
  • 12GB + 256GB – Rs 43,999

The pre-orders will start early next month in the Indian market.

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