OnePlus is already having a busy year ahead. The company recently launched OnePlus 10 Pro in China. Just three days later, the company launched the OnePlus 9RT in India along with the OnePlus Budz Z2 at a starting price of Rs 42,999. The OnePlus 9RT is the successor to the OnePlus 9R smartphone that was launched in India in March last year along with the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
The recently launched OnePlus 9RT has a lot in common with its predecessor. Still, there are some subtle differences that make this phone stand out among its peers. For example, the OnePlus 9RT has the same dimensions as the OnePlus 9R, making it easy to hold and use. But the company has made slight changes in the overall design of the phone, which gives it a more premium appeal. The OnePlus 9RT sports a metallic chassis with a frosted glass finish at the back. The back of the phone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is available in two color options – Nano Silver and Hacker Black. We have to use the Hacker Black variant of the phone, which looks very smooth and elegant to hold.
On the front, the OnePlus 9RT sports a 6.62-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and a screen refresh rate of 120Hz. There is a punch-hole camera that is stacked towards the top-left corner of the screen. Overall, the display of the OnePlus 9RT will remind you of the OnePlus 9R. If you’ve used the OnePlus 9R before, you won’t notice any change when you’re using the OnePlus 9RT.
The part where OnePlus has made changes is the heart of the phone. The newly launched OnePlus 9RT comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with X60 5G modem, which is a step up from the Snapdragon 870 chipset of OnePlus 9R. The Snapdragon 888 is the chip that powers top premium smartphones such as the Asus ROG Phone 5, iQoo 7 Legend and Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro. This processor is paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Together, this combination should give a slight jump in performance compared to the older OnePlus 9R smartphone, but we won’t know for sure until we fully test this phone. In terms of software, the OnePlus 9RT runs on Android 11-based Oxygen OS. If you’ve used a OnePlus smartphone running OxygenOS before, you won’t notice any difference in the experience.
Another area where OnePlus has made changes is the rear camera. OnePlus has upgraded the camera configuration in the case of its newly launched OnePlus 9RT smartphone. The phone gets a 50MP primary camera with Sony IMX766 sensor and electronic image stabilization feature, a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 2MP macro lens, and dual LED flash. The OnePlus 9R, on the other hand, sports a quad rear camera setup that includes a 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16MP ultra wide angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. While the OnePlus 9RT lacks a lens, the presence of a more advanced Sony IMX766 sensor more than makes up for the loss. On the front, both the phones – OnePlus 9 RT and OnePlus 9R – get 16MP cameras with Sony IMX471 sensor.
Lastly, the battery. The OnePlus 9RT packs a 4,500mAh battery, which supports Warp Charge 65T, which is the same as the OnePlus 9R. The long list of similarities between the two phones include in-display fingerprint sensor, support for Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers and noise cancellation technology.
The OnePlus 9RT comes inside a red colored box that houses a charging cable, a silicone cover, and a power adapter. Yes, there is a power adapter. It is good to see that OnePlus is blindly following trends and leaving out the much-needed and much-lauded power adapter.
Overall, the OnePlus 9RT is a beautiful flagship smartphone from OnePlus. We will talk about its performance and camera in detail when we test it thoroughly in the coming days. So, stay tuned for the detailed review!
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