10 March 2021
Update: January 2, 2021
OnePlus via its official site has confirmed it will announce something new on March 8. The details on the same are unknown but several speculations point out that OnePlus will announce the launch date of the OnePlus 9 series.
OnePlus has published a dedicated page on its Indian official site and titled it "Moonshot." The page includes a close-up of a moon shot with the caption "Something new is on the horizon. Stay tuned, March 8."
The details on this highlight "moonshot" term are pretty scarce at the moment but it is believed to be related to the phone's photography prowess, like better zooming capability for astrophotography.
Also, as The Verge points out, the shot of the moon on the webpage has an uncanny resemblance with the famous "Earthrise" photograph taken in 1968 from the Apollo 8 mission. That photo was taken with a Hasselblad camera from a Swedish company rumored to be partnering with OnePlus on its upcoming products. So, it is possible that OnePlus is hinting at its upcoming partnership via this special webpage. Well, we can only assume things for now. So, it is better to wait a little more to know what OnePlus has in store for us.
Original Post (January 1, 2021)
We have been continuously learning about the new OnePlus 9 series that might include the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and probably, a phone by the name OnePlus 9R. Up until now, so many leaks and reports have tried educating us on the three phones, and thanks to them we do expect to see a lot of things happening this time.
Now, tipsters are revealing something on which we have kept a tab on for so long. A couple of reports citing some top tipsters of the tech industry now point out that the launch of the much-awaited OnePlus 9 series will happen in mid-March.
One of the known tipsters named Max Jambor has claimed that OnePlus will announce the launch date of the OnePlus 9 series on March 8.
After this tweet, a Twitter handle @theoneplusclub tweeted that the series will launch on March 23 and we might also see OnePlus sharing a teaser on March 1.
As Per @MaxJmb , OnePlus will announce #OnePlus9Series Launch Date On March 8 ; What we heard is March 23 (Launch Date) , Let's see🙂 Apart from this, we can expect first tease on March 1 👀#OnePlus #OnePlus9 #OnePlus9R #OnePlus9Pro— TheOnePlusClub (@theoneplusclub) February 28, 2021
On the other hand, an exclusive report from 91Mobiles claims that OnePlus could launch the OnePlus 9R, its first-ever smartwatch alongside two more products in March. The tech publication claims it has obtained this scoop from the very famous Indian tipster Ishan Agarwal. It makes sense how the report has put this up because the OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus Watch are going to be two new additions to the family and the other two devices are iterations over the last year’s models.
OnePlus 9 series mid-March launch has been into rumors for a while now. So, all these tips do not come as a real surprise. But it is good to note that we now have certain dates to keep our eyes on.
OnePlus 9R could feature Snapdragon a 6.5-inch 90Hz FHD+ display, Snapdragon 690 processor, 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB storage, 64MP primary camera, a 5,000mAh battery with at least 30W fast-charging support.
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro might feature Snapdragon 888 processor, a 120Hz display, 4500mAh battery, with 45W fast-charging support. The phones might differ in terms of camera specifications and type of displays. Rumors have claimed the OnePlus 9 has an HD+ display, while the Pro model bears a QHD+ display.