The OnePlus 9 Pro leaks again in live photos; Hasselblad partnership and extensive camera hardware confirmed, as is a 120 Hz and a QHD+ display
The OnePlus 9 Pro has leaked again, this time courtesy of Dave Lee (Dave2D). The YouTuber is better known for his reviews than his smartphone leaks, but his previous smartphone leak proved correct. To recap, Lee claimed that Google would not release a Pixel 4a XL; instead, Google announced a larger budget Pixel as the Pixel 4a 5G.
Regardless, the images published by Dee Lee look authentic. Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 9 Pro resembles the OnePlus 9, hands-on photos of which leaked in December. We have included photos of the supposed OnePlus 9 Pro below, along with Dave Lee's video.
Based on the photos, OnePlus will equip the 9 Pro with a 120 Hz and QHD display, as other leaks have claimed. The OnePlus 9 Pro will have a curved screen too, along with appears to be a uniform bezel. By contrast, leaked photos of the OnePlus 9 suggest that it will have a near flat screen.
Cameras are another area in which OnePlus seems to have distinguished the OnePlus 9 Pro from the OnePlus 9. On the one hand, the Pro has at least one more rear-facing camera, although it may also have a ToF camera. The elliptical camera in the camera housing's top-right could be a laser autofocus, though.
Undoubtedly, the Hasselblad branding on the camera housing is a takeaway from Dave Lee's leak. Previously, Hasselblad partnered with Motorola with the True Zoom Moto Mod, which reviewers received poorly. It will be interesting to see what the OnePlus and Hasselblad partnership will yield, but the leak confirms that the 9 Pro will support up to 3.3x zoom.
The OnePlus 9 Pro is expected to launch next month. The device should arrive alongside the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9E, too.