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

    Dimensions161 x 74.2 x 8.4 mm 
    120Hz Fluid AMOLED
    HDR10+, 1100 nits
    2400 x 1080 pixels (~402 ppi density), 20:9 aspect ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    Always-on display
    Weight189 grams 
    OSOxygenOS 11 on Android 11
    ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) 
    CPUOcta-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
    GPUAdreno 650
    RAM & Storage8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
    12 GB RAM with 256 GB storage
    Rear CameraQuad:

    • 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 Camera16 MP Sony IMX471 (f/2.4), wide
    BatteryLi-Po 4500mAh
    65W Warp Charge 
    AudioDual Stereo Speakers
    SensorsIn-display fingerprint (optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    Color optionsCarbon 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 VariantsPrice in IndiaExpected Price in Nepal
    OnePlus 9R (8/128 GB)INR 39,999NPR 72,000
    OnePlus 9R (12/256 GB)INR 43,999NPR 80,000

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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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