OnePlus 9R: The cheapest smartphone on the 9 series

OnePlus 9R is the last and the cheapest one in the OnePlus 9 series. The OnePlus 9R price in Nepal is expected to be around NPR 70,000 – NPR 80,000. Let’s dig in the specs offered by the brand in this smartphone and let’s also see what makes it different from the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.

OnePlus 9R Overview

Design and Display

OnePlus 9R flaunts a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has HDR10+ resolution with 1080×2400-pixel quality and 402 PPI density which boasts an aspect ratio of 20:9. Like the other two models in the 9 series, this one is also protected by corning gorilla glass 5 on both the front and back sides of the aluminum frame.

The body weighs 189g within the dimension of 161×74.1×8.4mm. This phone has a punch-hole selfie camera setup on the right part of the front side and a squarish camera bump on the back. Moreover, the color options are Carbon Black and Lake Blue.

Performance and Memory

Unlike the high-end versions of the OnePlus 9 series, this one doesn’t come with the Snapdragon 888 but a comparatively low powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G based on a 7nm chipset. The CPU consists of a 3.2GHz, three 2.42GHz, and four 1.80GHz Kryo 585 cortices who are teamed up with the Adreno 650 GPU. Every factor of the processor depart is downgraded by a level or two. But still, this should give a very excellent performance experience. 

The memory factor is the same in all three models in the 9 series. There is an 8/128GB, and 8/256GB, and a 12/256GB memory variant with UFS 3.1. It also excludes the microSD card slot like the other two variants. In addition, the OnePlus 9R runs on Android 11 on top of OxygenOS 11.2.6.6.

Camera and Sound

Talking about cameras, this phone has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary lens with 0.8micron pixel capacity and f/1.7 aperture. Teaming up with it is a 16MP ultrawide shooter, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome capturer. However, the features available are Dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama only but not the Hasselblad Color Calibration system as in the other 9 series smartphones. Similarly, there is only the support of a 4K video shoot at 30/60fps whereas the other had an 8K video support system.

Moving to the selfie shooter, there is a 16MP lens with f/2.4 aperture which can shoot 1080p video at the rate of 30 frames per second. The gyro-EIS is prevalent in this model as well. This enhances the video quality.

The sound factor is no different as well. There are stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack for music or FM radio.

Battery and Extras

Backing up the device is a 4,500mAh lithium polymer cell that supports 65W fast charging. The brand claims a full charge of 1% in just 39 minutes. The charging is done via a USB Type-C 3.1 port which can also be used for data transfer purposes.

For biometrics, there is an under-display optical fingerprint sensor and of course, the old-fashioned face unlocks. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro meter, proximity, and compass. Moreover, the connectivity depart is handled by the Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS), and an NFC.

OnePlus 9R Key Specifications

  • Body: 161×74.1×8.4mm, 189g
  • Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 PPI density)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • OS: Android 11
  • UI: OxygenOS 11.2.6.6
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Memory: 128/256GB (not expandable)
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF

5MP (macro)
16 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)

  • Video: 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
  • 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: Carbon Black and Lake Blue

OnePlus 9R price in Nepal

The OnePlus 9R is yet to hit the Nepali market. But when it does, the expected OnePlus 9R price in Nepal is Rs. 72,000 for the 8/128GB memory variant.

ModelOnePlus 9R price in Nepal
OnePlus 9R (8/128GB)NPR 72,000
OnePlus 9R (12/256GB)NPR 80,000