Hey guys, the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is coming in mid-march. They are on their way. This is too hurry to come. That much we already know, alongside some pretty credible chatter of a third OnePlus 9E model to complete the lineup. This is too good to say that today an important leak appeared with the details about the OnePlus 9 5G to date. It seems a prototype unit is out in the wild and involved in an up-close and personal hands-on photo session.
Let’s take a look at its back first. It’s the more-interesting side, we see that some of the preliminary renders check out and come really close. That is to say if we assume this is a late-stage prototype with the final design. Which, judging by how it looks and the fact that it boots and seems to mostly function normally is a safe assumption to make. But, more on software in a bit.
Now, let’s be attentive to its camera formation. The main camera setup clearly consists of two big snappers and a third smaller unit, accompanied by an LED flash. This all matches vanilla OnePlus 9 rumors. As far as we know, the OnePlus 9 Pro is the interesting one in the camera department, with its mysterious, alleged fourth additional snapper. The major leak does also offer a few screenshots with hardware info on the unit. We’ll circle back to those, but as far as cameras are concerned, 12MP and 4MP are being reported. We can only assume that translates to a 48MP main camera and a 16MP ultrawide.
Now come to the front. Certainly, you might be wondering about the weird logo printed on the back of the unit. It is essentially a placeholder. Most manufacturers have their own flavor and way of marking prototypes in such a manner. The Oneplus 9 5G has a 6.55-inch, flat, 120Hz, HDR, 20:9, 2400 x 1080-pixel FullHD+ panel itself.
Last, but not least, the rest of the screenshots from the OnePlus 9 5G unit feature a major highlight in the “Lahaina” chipset, which is the code for the new Snapdragon 888. A nice little pleasant surprise, given that the OnePlus 9 Pro was allegedly spotted a few weeks ago running the Snapdragon 875 instead.
RAM, ROM, and Android version
8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage are also mentioned and so is Android 11, with OxygenOS on top. Also, this particular unit reports itself as the “LE2117”. Having said all that, it is worth keeping in mind that this is a prototype according to OS build.
Frame and external accessories build
The source reports that the frame on the OnePlus 9 5G is metal, likely aluminum. All of the buttons and ports seem to be in their familiar places. The signature OnePlus Alert Slider remains a staple, in case anyone was worried. We also pleased to see a solid-looking rubber seal on the single nanoSIM card tray. As far as we currently know, OnePlus will mostly be sticking to its long-standing practice and forgo an official IP rating for the vanilla OnePlus 9, while still offering it to some degree in practical terms. The OnePlus 9 Pro might be the only one to get a formal ingress protection stamp.