05 January 2021
UPDATE: November 24, 2020
A new tweet by Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus indicates the renders we have seen may not be final, at all. He tweeted, "No design is ever set in stone. Because if it were, it wouldn't be a very lightweight smartphone." While the tweet looks pretty cryptic, the gist of it indicates it is not the final design at all.
No design is ever set in stone. Because if it were, it wouldn't be a very lightweight smartphone.— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) November 23, 2020
Well, we must note that the tipster who shared these high-resolution renders also pointed out that this may not be the final prototype.
We expect to hear more about the OnePlus 9 Pro as the tentative launch timeframe is still pretty far.
Original Post (November 23, 2020)
The first-ever look of the OnePlus 9 Pro has surfaced and as previously speculated and seen in a CAD render, the phone features a curved display, unlike the rumored standard variant. The prolific tipster Roland Quandt aka @OnLeaks has shared some high-resolution renders of the device via Voice.com panel.
As you would notice from the renders, OnePlus has yet again changed the design. This isn’t a surprise as OnePlus never sticks to one design for more than a generation. But the design that the company might have finalized now is quite unusual.
The takeaways of these alleged renders include the arrangement of cameras, speakers, and the overall look, of course. The design of the OnePlus 9 Pro appears to be the mix of its predecessors, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and the OnePlus 8T. There is a large rectangular module on the back carrying the camera array, heavily influenced by the Nord and OnePlus 8T series. The tipster alleges that the camera array may change but he does know that this latest prototype includes up to four camera lenses.
The prototype shows there are two lenses enclosed within huge metal rings which protrude slightly from the main camera bump. The detailed configuration of the cameras is unknown. Coming to the front design, there is a punch-hole on the top-left corner of the display. Furthermore, the speakers are located at the bottom edge with the Alert Slider and power button on the right side and volume rocker on the left. The tipster has already revealed the OnePlus 9 Pro house a 6.7-inch curved display.
The tipster has not shared any further details but showed confidence in the rumored launch timeframe of the phone that is March 2021.