24 November 2020
OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 8T exactly one month ago and as it is now available for purchase, the team has started working towards the next product in the pipeline. The new flagship will presumably be called OnePlus 9 and has already surfaced in a few rumors. It is now time for the first proper look at the device as an alleged OnePlus 9 CAD render has surfaced online.
The render has been shared by 91Mobiles publication with no references made to the source behind it. The render shows that the alleged OnePlus 9 has the same punch-hole display panel as the OnePlus 8 series and OnePlus 8T. The punch-hole is in the top left corner and will house the front camera sensor.
It is a 6.55-inch flat display panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. This is in contrast to previous reports claiming that OnePlus would make a jump to a 144Hz refresh rate in 2021. For those wondering why did OnePlus opt for a flat display, the reason is unknown but the report speculates that the OnePlus 9 Pro may arrive with a curved display panel.
However, the OnePlus 9 is reported to come with a curved back panel. It has a triple camera setup housed within a rectangular-shaped module in the top left corner. The render then shows the typical OnePhone phone back panel design with the OnePlus logo in the center followed by the OnePlust text branding at the bottom.
The report claims that OnePlus 9 will have three models bearing model numbers LE2110, LE2117, and LE2119. As for the OnePlus 9 Pro, the model numbers are said to be LE2120 and LE2127. Lastly, OnePlus is said to be planning the OnePlus 9 launch for sometime in mid-March 2021.