OnePlus 9 Pro renders indicate a mix of 8 Pro and 8T designs, slated for a March 2021 launch
We recently saw a a leak of a probable OnePlus 9 in flesh and now, we are getting so see near-accurate renders of the OnePlus 9 Pro. Steve Hemmerstoffer of OnLeaks has unveiled CAD renders of the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone that give a fair idea of what can be expected when the phone launches early next year.
Steve does mention that the OnePlus 9 Pro is still under prototyping, but the design has been more or less "set in stone". Steve's render of the OnePlus 9 Pro shows a similar front panel design as the OnePlus 9 with a punch-hole selfie camera in the top-left corner. It is expected that the OnePlus 9 series will be a mix of the OnePlus 8 Pro and 8T's design and will sport a curved display. The display size is expected to be 6.55 inches.
The back of the 9 Pro will be made of glass. Unlike the 8 Pro, the OnePlus 9 Pro is likely to sport the rear camera module towards the top-left like the 8T and OnePlus Nord. The rear camera array will house four lenses, but the specifics of these cameras are not yet known.
According to the renders, two of the cameras are enclosed within metal rings similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and will protrude slightly from the housing. The module will additionally house two smaller cameras (possibly macro and depth lenses), flash, microphone, and other sensors.
The OnePlus 9, on the other hand, is shown to have a triple-camera setup with 48 MP primary, 48 MP ultra-wide-angle, and a third sensor, which is likely to be a monochrome or macro lens.
The OnePlus 9 Pro will feature the usual alert slider and power button on the right, the volume rocker on the left, and a speaker grill at the bottom edge.
Apart from this initial design preview, not much is know about the OnePlus 9 Pro. That being said, a Snapdragon 875 SoC, 120 Hz/144 Hz display, and at least 8 or 12 GB RAM can be expected alongside a 65 W fast-charging capability.
Steve, however, does confirm that we will see the OnePlus 9 Pro launch as early as March 2021 — a full month earlier than the April launch of the OnePlus 8 series. The OnePlus Nord SE is likely to follow suit a few weeks later.