It has been officially confirmed by OnePlus that the company will be launching a low-end variant named OnePlus 9R on March 23. The smartphone will be rolled out alongside OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Previously, there was a big confusion between the name of the low-end variant. Some of the tipsters suggested its name to be OnePlus Lite, others suggested OnePlus 9E
or OnePlus 9R. Finally, CEO Pete Lau has cleared out all the air regarding the name by announcing the launch of OnePlus 9R on March 23.
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The company shared various teasers of both OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro on its social media handles. It has happened for the first time that OnePlus has confirmed the existence and launch of OnePlus 9R 5G. Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO, said that with the launch of OnePlus 9R, the company wants to make the flagship experience more accessible in terms of cost.
OnePlus 9R Specifications
OnePlus 9R will come with a 6.5 inch AMOLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate for an ultra-smooth experience while switching tabs and toggling windows. The smartphone will most likely run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset and will be based on the Android 11 operating system. It will have 8GB RAM for high-speed performance and 128GB of internal storage to keep all your data.
The device will rock a quad rear camera set up including a 64MP primary shooter and 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, the smartphone will have a 16MP camera for selfies and video calls. There is no confirmation about the inclusion of the Hasselblad camera and chances for the same are thin as it is a low-end variant. The smartphone will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery that will also support 30W fast charging.
There is no official confirmation regarding the pricing and the specifications of the smartphone. As per the tipsters, the smartphone will be available at a price of around Rs 40,000. However, changes can be expected in pricing and smartphone specifications at the time of official launch.