OnePlus 9 Pro Launched with Hasselblad Cameras and Other Flagship Features

    On 23rd March 2021, OnePlus launched its most awaited series – The OnePlus 9 Series, with exciting features. The series consists of the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9R, and OnePlus 9 Pro. This article will cover the OnePlus 9 Pro, whose expected price in Nepal is NPR 117,000 for 8/128 GB and NPR 125,000 for 12/256 GB.

    OnePlus 9 Pro Overview

    Everything on the smartphone is a flagship, with the most exciting part being its camera. OnePlus is coming with Hasselblad (a reputed photography company), spending USD 150 million on developing mobile photography. The flagship camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro is currently the talk of the tech town. OnePlus 9 Pro is the successor to last year’s OnePlus 8 Pro.

    Design and Build Quality

    The smartphone has a glass front and back with an aluminum frame. The display is 6.7- inches LTPO Fluid2 AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, displaying over 1 billion colors like the Oppo Find X3 Pro. LTPO display is power efficient as compared to the other display.

    OnePlus also claims that the display can adjust automatically between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the screen’s content. It also has the property of Always-on-display.

    OnePlus 9 Pro Display

    The smartphone’s resolution is 1440 x 3216 pixels, and it also has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It has IP68 dust and water resistance, letting the phone survive up to 30 minutes in a 1.5meter depth of water.

    The curved screen houses a selfie camera in a punch-hole at the top left corner. The quad-camera on the back sits on a rectangular module, which has a Hasselblad branding.

    On the rear side, it has a mirror finish on the bottom, while the upper body has a matte finish. Following this, the base has a USB Type-C port, SIM card tray, and a speaker grille.

    It has a noise-canceling microphone on the top. Similarly, the volume rocker is on the left side, whereas the right side has an alert slider and power button.

    It has an under-display fingerprint sensor. OnePlus 9 Pro is available in three color variants: Morning Mist, Pine Green, and Stellar Black. Similarly, the phone weighs 197 grams.


    OnePlus claims the smartphone to have a ‘Fast and Smooth’ experience. It has 5G with the most powerful Snapdragon platform – Snapdragon 888 of 5 nm, clocking up to 2.84 GHz.

    The gaming in OnePlus is next-level with a 120Hz Fluid Display and the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Adreno 660 handles the graphics of the smartphone.

    OnePlus 9 Pro Processor

    The “Cool Play” technique of OnePlus helps to keep the temperature in check. OnePlus claims the technology can keep the smartphone up to a couple of degrees cooler compared to the other flagship device – Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, after the gaming of 20 minutes.

    OnePlus runs Android 11 based on OxygenOS 11


    With a three-year partnership with Hasselblad, OnePlus believes the new series to have a significant leap in terms of their camera.

    OnePlus 9 Pro Camera

    OnePlus 9 Pro has a quad-camera setup amazingly placed on a rectangular module. The cameras are a 48 MP Sony IMX789 primary lens with an f/1.8 aperture, an ultra-wide lens of 50 MP Sony IMX766 with f/2.2, an 8 MP telephoto lens, and a 2 MP monochrome lens.

    The rear camera can capture up to 8K resolution of footage with 30fps.

    The front camera has a 16 MP lens of f/2.4. It can record video of 1080p at 30fps.


    A large battery of 4,500 mAh fuels the smartphone. The warp speed charging technology fills the power for a single day in 15 minutes while filling the full charge in 29 minutes. 

    OnePlus 9 Pro Battery Charging
    Battery Charging

    Likewise, a wireless warp charge of 50W is the fastest ever wireless charging from the brand. It charges from 1-70% in 30 minutes

    OnePlus 9 Pro Specifications

    Dimensions163.2 x 73.6 x 8.7 mm (6.43 x 2.90 x 0.34 in)
    120Hz LTPO Fluid AMOLED Display 2.0
    HDR10+, 1B colors, 1300 nits
    1440 x 3216 pixels (~525 ppi density), 20:9 aspect ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass
    Always-on display
    Weight197 grams
    Water/dust resistanceIP68 certified (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
    ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888(5 nm) 
    CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
    GPUAdreno 660
    RAM & Storage8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
    12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
    OSOxygenOS 11 on Android 11
    Rear CameraQuad:

    • 48 MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX789 primary lens 
    • 50 MP (f/2.2) Sony IMX766 ultra-wide lens
    • 8 MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens, 3.3x optical zoom
    • 2 MP (f/2.4), monochrome camera

    8K@30fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps

    Front Camera16 MP (f/2.4), wide
    BatteryLi-Po 4500mAh
    Warp Charge 65T
    50W Wireless Warp Charge
    USB Power Delivery
    SensorsUnder-display fingerprint (optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
    Color optionsMorning Mist, Pine Green, Stellar Black

    OnePlus 9 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

    OnePlus 9 Pro is available in India at the starting price of INR 64,999. We expect the OnePlus 9 Pro price in Nepal to be around NPR 117,000 for the 8/128 GB variant, while the price is NPR 125,000 for 12/256 GB variant.

    The official distributor of OnePlus devices in Nepal is Kratos Technologies Pvt Ltd. You can purchase the smartphone through offline stores or any online stores after the launch in Nepal

    OnePlus 9 Pro VariantsPrice in IndiaExpected Price in Nepal
    OnePlus 9 Pro (8/128 GB)INR 64,999NPR 117,000
    OnePlus 9 Pro (12/256 GB)INR 69,999NPR 125,000

    The most obvious competitor to the OnePlus 9 Pro is Samsung’s flagship – Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Also, we cannot forget Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro.

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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