OnePlus 9: The ultimate smartphone powered by Snapdragon 888

OnePlus 9 was launched in Nepal last month, in the middle of the lockdown. The 9 series includes the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and the OnePlus 9R. The former smartphone is available here and the official OnePlus 9 price in Nepal is Rs. 1,04,999. Let’s dig into the detailed specs and features of the model.

OnePlus 9 Overview

Design and Display

OnePlus 9 features a 6.55-inch AMOLED display panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The 87.6% screen-to-body ratio is accompanied by the 20:9 aspect ratio. There is a plastic frame with corning gorilla glass 5 in front and back.  

The 1080×2400 pixels resolution boasts the approximate PPI density of 402. There is a peak brightness in 1100 different levels with HDR10+ resolution. Moreover, Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black are the color options to choose from.

Performance and Memory

Under the hood, it packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G like the most high-end phone this year. There is an octa-core CPU with one 2.84GHz, three 2.42GHz, and four 1.80GHz cortices of Kryo 680 cores. Further, there is an Adreno 660 graphics processor for a smooth user experience.

OnePlus 9 runs on Android 11 on top of the OxygenOS 11.2.7.7. The memory variants are 8/128GB and 12/256GB among which only one 12/256GB is available in Nepal. The memory is of UFS 3.1 and is not expandable via a microSD card or any other means.

Camera and Sound

There is a triple camera setup in the OnePlus 9 with a 48MP primary sensor of f/1.8 aperture that supports 1.12micron pixel size. Completing the setup is a 50MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP monochrome sensor of f/2.2 and f/2.4 aperture respectively.  The camera setup has a dual-LED flashlight and has HDR and panorama modes.

The most notable thing in the camera factor is that it has a Hasselblad Color Calibration system. The video shoot can be done up to 8K resolution in 30 frames per second.

Upfront, it houses a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture which supports the Auto-HDR feature. However, there can be a 1080p video shot at 30fps.

Moving over to the sound system, there is a loudspeaker system with stereo speakers. The Dolby Atmos system with 24-bit/192kHz audio support.

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Battery and Extras

Fueling up the device is a non-removable Li-Po 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. The 15W wireless charging also exists in the European version but unfortunately not on the Nepalese version. OnePlus claims the full charge from 1-100% in just 29 minutes. The battery endurance rating is up to 87 hours.

For connectivity, there are Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, SBAS), NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1 for charging and data transfers. Unfortunately, there are no infrared blasters. The brand has gone with the under-display optical fingerprint sensor for biometrics. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, color spectrum, and compass.

OnePlus 9 Key Specifications

  • Body: 160 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm, 183g
  • Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (peak)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • OS: Android 11
  • UI: OxygenOS 11.2.7.7
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Memory: 128/256GB (not expandable)
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF
    50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, AF
    2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
  • Video: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Audio: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Security: under-display optical fingerprint sensor for
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, SBAS), NFC and USB Type-C 3.1
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, color spectrum, and compass.
  • Battery: removable Li-Po 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging
  • Color Options: Winter Mist, Arctic Sky, and Astral Black

OnePlus 9 price in Nepal

The official OnePlus 9 price in Nepal is NPR 1,04,999. We can buy the handset from OnePlus authorized retail stores.

ModelOnePlus 9 price in Nepal
OnePlus 9 (12/256GB)Rs. 1,04,999

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