Whereas we had been anticipating the flagship OnePlus 10 to launch as the subsequent of the corporate’s telephones, rumors recommend we’re getting the extra reasonably priced OnePlus 9RT as a substitute – and a brand new leak reveals off the telephone in what appear like official renders.
Earlier than we dig into the leak, we have now heard the telephone can be launching on October 13. It is thought that may be a China-only launch for now, however it’s additionally doable the telephone will finally land in India.
The OnePlus 9R did not come to the US or Europe, so we do not presently anticipate you to have the ability to purchase this handset in these areas.
Famous leaker Evan Blass aka @evleaks tweeted out a trio of photographs displaying off the again of the purported OnePlus 9RT in crisp element.
These appear to be press renders, although they appear sharp sufficient to be photographs, and the final picture even has a neat pink OnePlus-style field, lending added authenticity to the leaks.
Per the photographs, the OnePlus 9RT appears to have barely rearranged cameras in comparison with the OnePlus 9 Pro, and will pack yet one more lens than the OnePlus 9, suggesting it might have a wider photographic vary.
Blass adopted up the pictures with a cryptic tweet with just one phrase, “Martin” – doubtlessly a codename for the telephone. It additionally included the numbers 10/13, which had been then confirmed just a few hours later because the launch date for the brand new handset.
Evaluation: OnePlus 9RT isn’t the OnePlus telephone we had been anticipating
The OnePlus 9RT is actually not the telephone we had been initially anticipating – for years, the corporate would launch an up to date model of that yr’s flagship as a ‘T’-branded mannequin.
Thus, we anticipated a OnePlus 9T to return out in October or November that might refine the OnePlus 9’s options and maybe add extra perks. Then final month, OnePlus confirmed to TechRadar that there wouldn’t be a OnePlus 9T.
As a substitute, the corporate appears to be specializing in the OnePlus 9RT that may probably solely be obtainable in China and India.
Presumably, this may comply with up on the OnePlus 9R launched in April 2021 as a extra reasonably priced various to the OnePlus 9 with some barely much less spectacular specs – a Snapdragon 870 as a substitute of the main Snapdragon 888, as an illustration. That telephone was launched in India solely, so the OnePlus 9RT might be an up to date model with a wider launch however we have but to be taught the place it’s going to arrive.
What have we heard about it? A number of OnePlus 9RT specs leaks suggest could have the identical Snapdragon 870 chipset, four,500mAh battery and 65W quick charging velocity because the 9R, however a barely improved 50MP predominant digital camera.
A unique rumor asserts that a Geekbench rating was made by a OnePlus 9RT with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, although, so it’s doable the telephone might bump up the efficiency of its extra mid-range predecessor as much as flagship speeds. We’ll wait to see how these predictions pan out, although.