With the release of the Huawei P9, the German company Leica has become a permanent partner of Huawei and has begun to help the Chinese company to improve the camera capabilities of its smartphones. OnePlus also understands that optics decides a lot in the camera of a mobile device. So Leica was called in to help.
The famous insider @RODENT950 announced that OnePlus intends to use Leica developments in its future smartphones. The company itself has not commented on these rumors in any way and may be saving this news until the release of the OnePlus 9 series, which could take place in March 2021. Earlier, its head in an interview spoke about the company’s desire to pay more attention to the cameras and bring them to a new level.
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With Huawei virtually out of the way in the global marketplace, a number of major manufacturers are eager to grab a share of the company. The place of the manufacturer of the best camera phones on the market will also be vacant, and this explains the fact that a number of Chinese companies have rushed to perfect the cameras of smartphones. So, Vivo called for help from Zeiss, which has been cooperating with Nokia for a long time.
Next year promises to be interesting and the competition for the title of the best camera phone on the market will unfold. Perhaps the flagship OnePlus will finally be among the elite of those who offer advanced camera capabilities in their devices.
OnePlus 9 Pro
In the OnePlus 9 Pro, we’ll have a rectangular island comprising four cameras. Two big lenses and two smaller lenses. According to reports, we have a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. The fourth and final sensor function still remains a mystery. The OnePlus 9 Pro will have curved edges like its predecessor and the OnePlus 8T, however, it seems to be more curved now. The vanilla model will have a flat display.
The flagship will stick with a 6.7-inch display, probably an AMOLED fluid screen. Moreover, it seems that OnePlus is beefing up its display to support a 144Hz refresh rate. Gaming phones already proved that the 144Hz in smartphones can be achieved, so we assume that a lot of companies will be moving to that refresh rate. The new handset will also come with better speakers offering Dolby Atmos support.
A set of new OnePlus 9 renders was sent by Waqay Khan to GSMArena. It shows a triple camera, but that seems to be the biggest difference in the camera design. Both handsets bring the same design language.
OnePlus 9 series alleged specs
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will reach the market a little bit earlier than usual. According to reports, OnePlus will bring both devices in mid-March. Apparently, this is a response to the earlier launch of the Galaxy S21 family.
Under the hood, the flagships will bring the Snapdragon 875 SoC. That’s Qualcomm’s new flagship SoC which will go official later this week during the Snapdragon Tech summit. We expect the phones to come with 8GB of RAM at the bare minimum and 128GB of Internal Storage. Thanks to the OnePlus 8T, both handsets will come with 65W fast-charging.
The duo of flagships is expected to come alongside the OnePlus Nord SE that will be a refresh for the last year’s model.
We’re still several months away and the leaks are already popping out revealing a set of important details. We wouldn’t be surprised to see real-life leaks throughout the next months.