OnePlus released three smartphones earlier this year including the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R. Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of the upcoming OnePlus 9RT. Recently, this smartphone obtained India’s BIS certification, and the model is MT2111. This certification implies that the launch of this device will happen pretty soon. Of the entire OnePlus 9 series, the OnePlus 9R uses the Snapdragon 870 SoC while the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro uses the Snapdragon 888 flagship processor.
Obviously, the OnePlus 9R is a derivative of the OnePlus 9R. We expect some minor upgrades but nothing significant. The OnePlus 9RT should come with a 120Hz AMOLED full screen as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. This smartphone will also use a 4500 mAh battery that supports 65W flash charging. Compared with the OnePlus 9R, the major upgrade on the OnePlus 9RT will be in the camera department. The latter will use a 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera, while the OnePlus 9R’s main camera is 48MP. In addition, the OnePlus 9RT is the world’s first mobile phone pre-installed with Android 12. This device will use OxygenOS 12 on top of Android 12.
OnePlus 9 RT should not be very expensive
Although there is no official5 information on the price of this device, we expect it to be cost-effective. The OnePlus 9R was launched as a “cost-effective” or “toned-down” version of the OnePlus 9 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Thus, the OnePlus 9 RT model which seems to be a slight increase of the OnePlus 9R should not be too expensive. From the speculations so far, it appears that this device will officially launch in October. As regards the price, there are reports that the Chinese version will cost about 3,000 yuan ($464).
OnePlus introduced the “T” series of its current flagships in the days of the OnePlus 3. Since then we’ve been used to seeing these devices every year. The T-series flagships usually pack minor upgrades over the flagship models. In the past, they brought higher specifications and distinct designs. However, since the OnePlus 8T, the company has been changing the formula. While the OnePlus 8T arrived with a distinct design, the device was not much ahead of the other two OnePlus 8 series devices in terms of specs. Rumors have been suggesting that OnePlus could skip the “T-series” flagship this year, but now, there will be another device in the OnePLus 9 series. This new device is the “T” variant and it is the OnePlus 9 RT.