Today, 23rd March, sees the launch of a world smartphone with mass imaging appeal, i.e, you've heard of the brand and it's not China or India-only. This afternoon at 2pm UK time, OnePlus launches the 9 and 9 Pro online - the launch video is below, which hopefully will spring to life in five hours as I write this. And, after the event, will let you play catch-up and watch later. Expected are two flagships, both with Hasselblad imaging involvement. We've seen Carl ZEISS (later just ZEISS) in smartphones for 15 years, of course, and - later - Leica, so the return of Hasselblad (after a Moto Z mod dalliance) should prove interesting.
Expacted to be launched are OnePlus 9, with a triple camera setup, a 6.55-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 50W fast wireless charging and a 4,500mAh battery on board. The Hasselblad-branded camera system should have a 48MP main camera (outputting 12MP images), a 48MP ultra-wide one and a low resolution macro unit.
Also expected is the OnePlus 9 Pro, with a slightly larger, curved 6.78-inch display with QHD resolution and 120Hz, and 256GB storage. On the camera front, we expect a 48MP, 50MP, 8MP and 2MP combination, the 8MP unit presumably being a 3x telephoto.
All good stuff. You can watch the event here, anyway. I'll have the device for review and testing in due course.