The time when One Plus produced mobile phones for 300 euros and with which they boasted of being a ‘flagship killer is long gone. Times and ambitions have changed for everyone but the goal of the Chinese firm remains the same. The manufacturer has shown in a virtual presentation its latest bet to conquer the high-end range and continue fighting among the elite of smartphones: the OnePlus 9 Pro and the OnePlus 9. The future of photography is smartphones, and to improve the camera of these terminals, OnePlus has teamed up with Hasselblad, the mythical brand among whose milestones are having placed a camera on the Moon, in the hands of the astronauts of the Apollo XI mission. With this, the firm intends to introduce a series of improvements in the camera system through natural color calibration, and that integrates into its Pro model the LTPO screen technology, which automatically adjusts the update from 120Hz to 1Hz, and the Warp Charge 50 wireless charging.
Without the advertising muscle of the competition, One Plus has an excellent word of mouth among users and technology lovers who have attracted buyers of iPhone, Samsung, or Huawei smartphones to the Chinese company.
Hasselblad Camera for Mobile also focuses on using more ‘premium’ hardware for improved image quality. In this sense, the OnePlus 9 Pro uses a 48 megapixel (MP) IMX789 main sensor, with a custom design and created jointly with Sony, which includes technologies such as 2×2 lens on-chip (OCL), 12 bit RAW, dual native ISO. and DOL-HDR.
From OnePlus they have pointed out that this helps to achieve faster focus speeds, as well as 64 times more color information for greater precision, clearer images during the day and night, and less motion blur in videos.
The camera system also employs a 50MP ultra-wide angle (Sony IMX766), with the ‘Freeform Lens’ which, as explained by OnePlus, uses a series of unique curves to correct incoming light, reducing distortion at the edge. of photos up to about 1 percent. It also allows you to capture macro photos, as you can focus from a distance of up to 4 centimeters from the subject.
The third lens, 8MP telephoto, features a 3.3x optical zoom with OIS stabilization to reduce blur, reaching a maximum of 30x per digital zoom. It also integrates a monochrome lens that works in conjunction with the main camera to add detail and clarity to black and white photos and introduces a new miniature effect.
OnePlus 9 Pro uses a ‘Fluid Display 2.0’ screen with LTPO, a motherboard technology that reduces energy consumption by automatically adjusting the screen update from 120Hz to 1Hz, to adapt it to the activity that the user is performing at that moment.
It is complemented by Hyper Touch technology, which also provides a much faster response time with certain games, as it increases the synchronization speed between the processor and the screen to 360Hz, that is, up to six times faster than before.
This device also integrates a 4,500mAh custom battery, with a dual-cell design to reduce internal resistance and heating during charging, allowing the OnePlus 9 Pro to charge at higher power for a longer period of time.
It is complemented by Warp Charge 65T technology that in 15 minutes provides the necessary battery for a whole day (65%) and can charge 100% in 29 minutes. It also features Warp Charge 50 Wireless charging, which charges both battery cells at 25W to go from 1 to 100 percent in 43 minutes.
The performance of this ‘smartphone’ is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, and integrates LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage to improve fluidity. It is also IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
The phone is priced at € 909 in the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage version, and at € 999 with 12 + 256GB.
Charge the battery to 100% in half an hour
The second member of the OnePlus 9 family is the standard model of the same name, which offers similar features to those of its older brother, such as a 120Hz screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, Warp Charge 65T fast charge, and the ‘Hasselblad Camera for Mobile ‘.
OnePlus 9 employs a triple camera system, with the 50MP ultra-wide angle lens seen on the OnePlus 9 Pro, a 48MP main lens (Sony IMX689), and a monochrome lens, which supports the main camera to obtain photos with more detail. , especially in black and white images.
The OnePlus 9 120Hz Fluid Display includes the same flat screen as the OnePlus 8T, measuring 6.55 inches, with 1,100 nits peak brightness and HDR10 + certification. It is also equipped with two ambient light sensors with 8,192 levels of brightness for smoother automatic control and includes the Comfort Tone option, which adjusts the display’s color temperature to suit the environment.
The OnePlus 9’s 4,500mAh battery uses a dual-cell design that charges 1 to 100 percent in 29 minutes. The European version of the OnePlus 9 also offers up to 15W of Qi wireless charging. This model is priced at 709 euros for the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage configuration, and 809 euros for 12 + 256GB.