After the officiality of the fact that OnePlus 9T does not will make, Pete Lau's brand still has an arrow in its bow, that is, the new one OnePlus 9RT. In practice, the strategy of the “T models” is carried forward but from another point of view, although presenting what is in effect a top range, as illustrated by the technical specifications.
Upgrade 03 / 01: OnePlus 9RT Global is coming. Find all the details directly at the end of the article, in the section dedicated to the international variant.
Official OnePlus 9RT: all about the new flagship
Design and display
Speaking of design, OnePlus 9RT it will look very similar to that of the model 9R arrived only in China and India. The images actually show us an almost unchanged style, with a camera layout already seen, if not for some small details, with the larger sensors. On the front, then, we find once again the solution punch-hole located in the left corner.
Regarding the body, we have well 3 colors: a silver called Silver Hack (the most sponsored one), a matte black Matter Black and a teal called Sky Enchantment, which will come later.
For the display we see a Samsung E4 panel from 6.62 ″ Full HD + with technology AMOLED a 120 Hz and protective glass Gorilla Glass 5. The refresh rate does not change while the sampling of the touch is greatly improved, even set to 600 Hz (inherited from the recent Realme GT Neo 2). A big leap forward compared to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro and their sampling screen at 240 Hz. A real gaming phone sampling, thus ensuring a very high reactivity to the touch, ideal for the gaming sector.
OnePlus 9RT initially appeared to be a smartphone with Snapdragon 870 (therefore cheaper), but other rumors also spoke of Snapdragon 888 + (therefore more expensive). Yet, as a good heir of the T series, the interior finds space instead Snapdragon 888, 5 nm SoC with octa-core Kryo 680 CPU (1 x 2,84 GHz + 3 x 2,42 GHz + 4 x 1,80 GHz) and Adreno 660 GPU. widest ever seen on a OnePlus smartphone. Under the body there is a copper heatpipe from 19067,44 mm², an area increased by 59% and with a dissipating effect improved by 20%.
The smartphone is supported by 8 / 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM but also 128 / 256 GB UFS 3.1 and takes advantage of the increasingly popular RAM Expansion, i.e. an expansion of RAM with virtual memory. In the case of the 9RT it is to 7 GB, which brings the smartphone up to peaks of 15 e 19 GB, depending on the configuration.
All the specifications allow a performance boost: according to OnePlus, we are talking about a + 10% in gaming, + 10% in the fluidity of animations, + 17% in the fluidity of scrolling and + 13% in the speed of opening the apps.
Regarding autonomy, the brand confirms a battery from 4.500 mAh with support to quick charging da 65W, called for the occasion Warp Charge 65T. The fingerprint sensor is instead placed under the display. They are not missing stereo speaker Dolby, vibration motor on X-axis and NFC.
Previously there was talk of the first OnePlus smartphone to arrive with the OxygenOS 12 native and therefore with Android 12 on board. To support this hypothesis, the fact that the Chinese house kicked off the release of the first Open Beta in the past few hours: in short, the new interface it's almost official and there is only one announcement from OP. Despite this, what is almost a frozen shower arrives: the terminal debuted with Android 11 with ColorOS 12.
A wasted opportunity, even in light of the new OP updates policy: the smartphone will have three major Android updates but arriving with version 11, the first "serious" update will be the one to the brand new version 12.
Speaking of the photographic sector, the choice of the main sensor for the camera of the OnePlus 9RT relapsed on Sony IMX766 da 50 MP, which we have already seen on the Nord 2, marking a probable union of specifications between the two models already mentioned. In addition, the other two sensors are a wide angle from 16 MP and a macro from 2 MP. The selfie camera is instead a sensor from 16 MP Sony IMX471.
OnePlus 9RT - Price and release date
OnePlus 9RT momentarily arrives in China, as happened at the time for the 9R model. For the price, it starts from the version 8/128 which costs approx €443 (3.299 yuan), the version 8 / 256 GB about €470 (3.499 yuan) and version 12 / 256 GB about €510 (3.799 yuan).
OnePlus 9RT Global: here is the first official teaser | Update 03/01
After many rumors and details regarding the various delays, we finally have certainties regarding the Global debut of OnePlus 9RT. The launch is scheduled for India while there are no certainties for Europe. The presentation date is set for the next one January 14 2022.
We recall that initially the postponement was due - as revealed by various leakers - to OxygenOS 12 bug. If in China it debuted with ColorOS 12 and Android 11, in India (and possibly in Europe) it will arrive with the OnePlus UI and presumably Android 12. But we have already seen how OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro have also had problems with the new version of Android, as well as Samsung; therefore the reason behind the delay appears likely.
For now there are still no confirmations from the Chinese company and we await news regarding the release of the device. Meantime here you will find all the details on where to buy the 9R model, a real one surprise.⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.