The OnePlus 9T is expected to be OnePlus’ next flagship phone to arrive this fall.
The company has been releasing updated T versions of its flagships over the past few years, and with the OnePlus 9 series launching already in 2021, it’s safe to say that the 9T is on its way. Here’s what we know so far.
When is the OnePlus 9T coming out?
OnePlus has a solid release schedule for its smartphones: the numbered model (7,8,9, etc.) appears around March or April, and six months or so there will be T models (7T, 8T, 9T, etc.) that you should look to the horizon in search of OnePlus 9T around the world. late September or early October…
Here’s when the last few models were released:
- OnePlus 9 – March 2021
- OnePlus 8T – October 2020
- OnePlus 8 – April 2020
- OnePlus 7T – September 2019
- OnePlus 7 – June 2019
OnePlus usually makes the T Pro model too, but didn’t use the 8T Pro last year – and it already did reported from leader Yisten that the 9T Pro won’t.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 series has expanded this year to include three phones for the first time: the OnePlus 9, the 9 Pro, and the India-exclusive 9R. Thus, the company can only work on one 9T or as many as three.
How much will the OnePlus 9T cost?
Pricing was something of a hot issue for OnePlus fans. When the first few devices came along, they came with premium specs and budget prices. Over time, the latter part of the equation has grown to move closer to its competitors. These days, cheaper models with impressive, but not top-notch components carry the OnePlus Nord name – soon to be joined by the OnePlus Nord 2, which will join the likes of the Nord CE 5G and Nord N200.
This does not mean that OnePlus is another of the flagship phone companies that charge over £ 1000 / $ 1000 for their products, as prices still remain below that price point.
Here’s how much the last few basic models cost:
- OnePlus 9 – 8GB / 128GB £ 629 / $ 729, 12GB / 256GB £ 729
- OnePlus 8T – 8GB / 128GB £ 549, 12GB / 256GB £ 649 / $ 749
- OnePlus 8 – 8GB / 128GB £ 599 / $ 699, 12GB / 256GB £ 699 / $ 799
As you can see there is some fluctuation in prices, but experience shows you are looking at around £ 600 / $ 700 for the 8GB / 128GB configuration and £ 100 / $ 100 more if you need 12GB of storage. and 256 GB of storage.
If you are interested in Pro models, you will have to pay a little more. Here are the previous entries:
- OnePlus 9 Pro – 8GB / 128GB £ 829, 12GB / 256GB £ 929 / $ 999
- OnePlus 8 Pro – 8GB / 128GB £ 799 / $ 899, 12GB / 256GB £ 899 / $ 999
What are the specifications of the OnePlus 9T?
At this point, we don’t have confirmation as to what you’ll definitely see in the OnePlus 9T when it likely arrives later this year, but there have been a few techs tossing their hats into the ring.
Chinese leader Yisten posted on Weibo (re-posted here on Twitter) that OnePlus will use the 120Hz Samsung LTPO E4 flexible screen in the OnePlus 9T.
OnePlus will likely use the 120Hz Samsung LTPO E4 flexible screen in the OnePlus 9T. 1080P resolution + variable RR. There will be no 9T Pro this year.
/ Yisten (Weibo) pic.twitter.com/J49BMaNniQ
– TechDroider (@techdroider)
May 29, 2021
This gives 1080p resolution and variable refresh rates, which brings the OnePlus 9T closer to the 9 Pro, matching its display in almost all specs except resolution (which is QHD + on the Pro model).
The current OnePlus 9 features a 6.55-inch AMOLED display just like the 8T before it, so this might be the size OnePlus has chosen for non-Pro models.
Design and build
The dimensions were also the same for the standard OnePlus models, with the 8T and 9 measuring 160 x 74 x 8mm, plus or minus a fraction of a millimeter here or there. With that in mind, we would say there is a good change that will continue with the OnePlus 9T.
Expect a metal frame with glass covered front and back.
The processors should again come as no surprise. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 was the chip of choice for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro and will likely return here.
There’s also a chance that the updated Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ will hit the OnePlus platform for the first time. This should slightly improve performance over its predecessor, making the OnePlus 9T something of a powerhouse.
One of the main strengths of the OnePlus 9 was its use of photography legend Hasselblad technology. However, that wasn’t quite what many were hoping for, as you’ll see from our full OnePlus 9 review.
To remedy this, there have been reports that OnePlus is set to include a Hasselblad Quad 108MP camera in the 9T. It should be noted that the account of the leader in question has since been suspended, so this might just be idle speculation on Twitter.
That being said, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 11, Realme 8 Pro and Motorola Edge + are equipped with a 108MP sensor, so OnePlus may be under pressure from the industry to use a higher-resolution sensor.
That’s all we know at the moment, but remember to check back regularly as we will update this article as more information becomes available. Until then, check out the best new phones arriving in the UK this year and our roundup of the best smartphones.