The still invincible coronavirus continues to sweep the planet, but smartphone manufacturers have already learned how to work and create in the current environment. And if the previously invincible virus influenced the release time of new products, forcing a number of smartphone manufacturers to postpone the release dates of devices, then they already intend to arrange future premieres of new models. Moreover, manufacturers intend to speed up and release significant new products ahead of schedule.
OnePlus will introduce the OnePlus 9 much earlier than expected
A number of online sources have suggested that Samsung is preparing to announce the flagship Galaxy S21 series about a month earlier than usual. Now a message has come that OnePlus intends to follow the same path. In particular, the premiere of the OnePlus 9 may take place as early as March 2021. As a rule, the company previously preferred to show its flagships in May or June. But in the case of the OnePlus 8, it moved away from that tradition and premiered it in mid-April. And if the latest predictions come true, then the OnePlus 9 will appears even earlier.
Why is the company in a hurry with the announcement? There may be several reasons. One of them is to participate in the leveraging of the share of Huawei, whose influence and presence in the market will weaken. There is also speculation that the company itself is aware that with the OnePlus 8T it offered a weak upgrade and that the smartphone is unlikely to get big sales. So, they need to hurry up with the release of a new generation of flagships so as not to lose potential buyers.
What the company will do with the release of the OnePlus 9, we will find out next year. And this month we can see two more new smartphones: OnePlus N10 and OnePlus N100. The first model should be the version of OnePlus Nord for the US market with the Snapdragon 690 chip, while the second will take the place of the company’s most affordable device and offer the Snapdragon 460 processor.
OnePlus 9 Rumored Features
As a flagship product series, the OnePlus 9 line will definitely sport the next-generation Snapdragon 8 series flagship SoC (probably the Snapdragon 875). Moreover, we think all of its upcoming flagship smartphones will adopt a refresh rate of at least 120Hz. At the same time, the major smartphone manufacturers are in a race for the title of the fastest charging technology. In this sense, OnePlus can’t fall behind of its rivals. And we guess, the charging power of the OnePlus 9 will be at least 65W.
Another interesting thing, OnePlus phones have been always focusing on photography. And the upcoming OnePlus 9 shouldn’t be an exception. As the tipster guesses, it will be powered by a 64-megapixel CMOS.