OnePlus 9R will be the company’s next affordable smartphone, India launch confirmed for March 23

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OnePlus 9R will be the company’s next affordable smartphone, India launch confirmed for March 23
OnePlus NordRounak Jain / Business Insider India
  • OnePlus is scheduled to launch its OnePlus 9 series on March 23.
  • OnePlus co-founder Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 9R will also be launched in India.
  • The OnePlus 9R is expected to be an affordable mid-range device.
OnePlus 9R will be the next affordable smartphone from the smartphone maker, all set to launch in India on March 23. It will launch alongside the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus Watch.

The smartphone was earlier rumoured to be the OnePlus 9 Lite, but the company’s co-founder Pete Lau has now confirmed that it will be called the OnePlus 9R.

In an interview with News18, Lau said that OnePlus 9R will bring a “robust flagship experience at a more accessible price point,”, especially when compared to the upcoming OnePlus 9 series. Rumours suggest that the OnePlus 9R price in India could be between the OnePlus Nord’ and OnePlus 9 series.

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OnePlus 9R expected launch date

The OnePlus 9R is expected to launch along with the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro on March 23.

OnePlus 9R specifications and features

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the company will also launch the OnePlus 9R mid-range smartphone along with the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro.
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The OnePlus 9R is expected to feature a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 690 chipset.

The OnePlus 9R is expected to feature a dual camera setup with a 64MP primary camera and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. It is expected to be powered by a bigger 5,000mAh battery.

Hinting that the OnePlus 9R will offer gaming-centric features, Lau added, “We also understand that mobile gaming continues to be a key focus area among our OnePlus user community, which is why we are introducing the OnePlus 9R”.
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The device will also offer 5G connectivity, making it a good option for users looking for a future-proof device.

We should know more about the device, including its pricing and availability in the coming days.

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