11 March 2021
OnePlus is rumored to be launching the new OnePlus 9 series next month. The series is said to be including the OnePlus 9, a regular iteration over the OnePlus 8, and the higher-end OnePlus 9 Pro. But some recent speculations have suggested that there is one more phone that will sit between these two phones. Up until now, we have been addressing it with two different names OnePlus 9E or OnePlus 9 Lite. But, as per a strong indication by the very famous Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) via Voice.com, the real name could be the "OnePlus 9R."
The tipster revealed the name by posting a screenshot, which looks like a source code for encoding. The title of his post on Voice.com reads “Goodbye, OnePlus 9E/SE/Lite,” and the description below the screenshot shows “…hello, OnePlus 9R,” suggesting that the name of that speculated phone is rather “OnePlus 9R.”
Well, we do not know how and why OnePlus has come up with such a naming convention but looking at the strong track record of the tipster, we would like to proceed with this new name hereafter.
The rumored specifications of the
OnePlus 9E/OnePlus 9 Lite OnePlus 9R include a 6.5-inch 90Hz FHD+ display, Snapdragon 690 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 64MP primary camera followed by an 8MP wide-angle lens. It is going to house a 5,000mAh battery.
To the uninitiated ones, previously, tipster Max Jambor revealed that OnePlus has one more phone to launch in the OnePlus 9 series and it could launch an OnePlus 9E. Later, folks at Android Central claimed it is OnePlus 9 Lite that might be launched as the third variant.