OnePlus 9R Launched in India as a Gaming-Focused Flagship

On 23rd March, OnePlus launched its 9 Series with three members on it. The high-end devices were the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro, while the OnePlus 9R is a cheaper variant of the OnePlus 9. It is a gaming-focused device, exclusive to India for now. The expected price of OnePlus in Nepal is NPR 72,000 for the 8/128 GB and NPR 80,000 for the 12/256 GB.

OnePlus 9R Overview

OnePlus 9R has a great camera with optical image stabilization, while the OnePlus 9 doesn’t have it. Meanwhile, the camera on the OnePlus 9R is not from Hasselblad. OnePlus 9R has some high-end specifications like an AMOLED display, 65W wired charging, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Design and Build Quality

OnePlus 9R flaunts a 6.55-inches Fluid AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p. It has an HDR10+ certification. Similarly, the display has a refresh rate of 120Hz. It has a touch sampling rate of 240Hz for all your five fingers at once. Just like the OnePlus 9, it also has a flat panel.

OnePlus 9R Design and Build Quality
Design and Build Quality

The display has a left-aligned punch-hole selfie. Next, it has a quad-camera setup on the rear inside a rectangular module. OnePlus 9R is available in two color variants: Carbon Black, Lake Blue. The phone weighs 189 grams.

It has an under-display fingerprint sensor, working smoothly.


OnePlus 9R is specially manufactured for casual and hardcore gamers. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Following this, Adreno 650 GPU handles the graphics of the device. 

With game-changing 5G connectivity and an enhanced cooling system, the gaming experience is fast, smooth, and beautiful. It has 14 different temperature sensors, constantly monitoring the temperature of the smartphone during gaming.

OnePlus 9R Performance

The processor further combines with either 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage or 12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage. The processing speed is 12% faster, while the GPU is improved by 14%. As a result of which, the smartphone is a gaming power-house.

OnePlus 9R boots on Android 11 based on OxygenOS 11 out-of-the-box. 


As the other members of the series have the camera from Hasselblad, it is not the case for the OnePlus 9R. The smartphone’s quad-camera is a 48 MP Sony IMX586 main camera, 16 MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2 MP monochrome camera.

OnePlus 9R Camera
Main Camera

Video is recordable up to 4K at 60fps. The EIS stabilizations make the video smooth.

The selfie on the front is a 16 MP lens; it records videos of 1080p@30fps.


It packs a 4500 mAh battery. You can get a full day’s power with 15 minutes of charge. The battery also supports a 65W Warp charge. It fills charge from 1 to 100% in just 39 minutes.

OnePlus 9R Battery Charging
Battery Charging

With improved charging technology that keeps your phone cool, you can keep the game on even while charging.

OnePlus 9R Specifications

Dimensions 161 x 74.2 x 8.4 mm 
Display 6.55-inches
120Hz Fluid AMOLED
HDR10+, 1100 nits
2400 x 1080 pixels (~402 ppi density), 20:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Always-on display
Weight 189 grams 
OS OxygenOS 11 on Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) 
CPU Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
RAM & Storage 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
Rear Camera Quad:

  • 48 MP (f/1.7) Sony IMX586 primary lens 
  • 16 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens
  • 5 MP, (f/2.4), macro
  • 2 MP (f/2.4), monochrome

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

Front Camera 16 MP Sony IMX471 (f/2.4), wide
Battery Li-Po 4500mAh
65W Warp Charge 
Audio Dual Stereo Speakers
Sensors In-display fingerprint (optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Color options Carbon Black, Lake Blue

OnePlus 9R Price in Nepal and Availability

OnePlus 9R is exclusive to India and has the starting price of INR 39,999 for the base variant. There is no news about its launch in Nepal. If it launches in Nepal, we expect the price of the OnePlus 9R to start from NPR 72,000 for the 8/128 GB and NPR 80,000 for the 12/256 GB. The official distributor of the OnePlus device in Nepal is Kratos Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

OnePlus 9R Variants Price in India Expected Price in Nepal
OnePlus 9R (8/128 GB) INR 39,999 NPR 72,000
OnePlus 9R (12/256 GB) INR 43,999 NPR 80,000

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Akriti Pant
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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