Back in March, OnePlus introduced its 2021 flagships in the form of the OnePlus 9 series. The company introduced three smartphones this time around, namely the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R. Apparently, these devices will keep being the company’s flagships for the whole year as the OnePlus 9T arrival is uncertain. Apparently, OnePlus will bring a new colorway soon for the OnePlus 9 Pro, perhaps, in a bid to keep the lineup heated.
As per leaks, OnePlus is gearing up to introduce a new White colorway for the OnePlus 9 Pro. The information comes after OnePlus’ COO, Liu Fenshuo, took to Chinese social platform Weibo and posted a live image of a white version of the flagship. This is the best confirmation we have that the new color is coming soon. The problem is that this color can be exclusive to the Chinese market. We assume that global customers would enjoy the new colorway, but it’s hard to foresee what companies like OnePlus will do.
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Interestingly, the white OnePlus 9 Pro has been in the rumor mill for quite some time. The new colorway will join the available Stellar Black, Forest Green, and Morning Mist. Based on the new leaked image, we can see a matte rear panel. This may provide an extra grip for the handset and reduce the propensity to collect smudges and fingerprints. Unfortunately, at the moment, it’s unclear if the OnePlus 9 Pro White Edition will get a release in just China or Globally. The new color can even be a Limited Edition, as OnePlus is familiar in releasing Limited Editions. In the past, the company launched a White Star Wars Themed Edition of the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus 9T is uncertain
According to recent rumors, OnePlus will not bring a T-variant this time around. So the OnePlus 9 series will keep just the three regular flagships. The company will need to change its strategy to keep the current flagships appealing until the OnePlus 10 comes out. Launching a color or two, a special edition may be a strategy to keep the heat in the lineup.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is a solid flagship with a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED dual-curved display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W fast-charging, and a Quad-Rear camera featuring 48 MP primary, 50 MP ultra-wide, 8 MP telephoto, and 2 MP monochrome units. Under the hood, it carries the Snapdragon 888 with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage.