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The Promising OnePlus 9 Series
by Nathan Lockwood | Mar 28, 2021
The Promising OnePlus 9 Series
The OnePlus 9 series has been announced, and it looks extremely promising. Packed with phenomenal features that really gives this smartphone an edge over some of its competitors. With a new pro grade and top-of-the-line camera, a mighty processor and operating system, strong video features and much more.
For sure, the camera is one of the strongest features and cameras around for a mobile phone. Setting a whole new standard for smartphone cameras. Working with Hasselblad to create a mobile camera that is exclusive to OnePlus. Quoted as “industry-leading mobile photography,” it is certainly clear as to why. Built with colour performance unlike any other, and with a natural colour calibration that breaks the scene, you are unlikely to find a better mobile camera at this moment.
Built in with two modes, the Hasselblad Pro Mode and Nightscape Mode. Firstly, the Hasselblad Pro Mode. A mode that boasts a huge number of customisation options for your images that allow an extremely great ease of use. The pro mode contains a Hasselblad based UI and a shutter button, made to take the most stunning images. But that’s not all, with wonderful white balance, long exposure and exposure times and an excellent 12-bit RAW format.
Nightscape mode also allows for some incredible night scenes and low-light photos. The extremely accurate colour replication and pro level effects allow for you to take the perfect photos in which ever lighting you are in.
Consisting of a stunning 48 MP main camera (including a Sony IMX689 image sensor, with a 1/1.43” design and 23mm focal length) a 50MP ultrawide camera (with a Sony IMX766 sensor, with a large 1/1.56 design and 14mm focal length, completed with a freedom lens) and a monochrome lens.
The primary camera has some stunning features, that is said to “balance uncompromising performance with the most innovative features.” This phenomenal primary camera has very short focusing speeds, with extraordinary colour accuracy that has colour four times as high as previous OnePlus models, beautiful photos whether you are in the day or night and an extremely powerful dynamic range. The OnePlus 9’s primary camera contains a unique and excellent 2x2 pixel structure that takes focusing speed and accuracy to the highest level.
Take the super wide images with the ultrawide camera. With the tremendous freedom lens, an astonishing lens where edge distortion is at an extreme low of 1%. With a far wider design perfected with an astonishingly precise curve. With this ultrawide camera, you can take the finest photos with super still expression. With its amazing IMX766 sensor, the amount of light received by the sensor is enhanced by over 60% compared to the previous OnePlus models.
Another amazing feature within the OnePlus 9, is the video features. A truly beautiful part of the OnePlus 9, with super beautiful 8K quality. Allowing you to experience visual masterpieces at the highest possible quality. Not only that, you can control and edit your favourite videos with great effects and controls. With 8k, the pixel count within videos is 16x higher than 1080p quality. Astonishing. Video quality also works at a strong and steady 30 FPS.
The stunning video also has dual-exposure controls, this allows the sensor to take both short and long exposures almost simultaneously. Image shadows and highlights adjust dynamically, allowing for an amazing experience along with very sharp focus, a wonderful contrast and very lively colours. Hyper lapse is another feature that takes the video to the highest level, adding a strong and multiuse time-lapse feature that is compatible with ultra-wide video. Giving videos a far greater depth and enhanced detail.
Everything about the OnePlus 9 is phenomenal, and the performance of the phone really displays this. Made with the Snapdragon 888 5G CPU and next generation RAM, allowing for a rapid and incredibly smooth performance. The Snapdragon 888 5G is said to be one of the most powerful Snapdragon CPUs. Containing one prime Cortex-X1 core working at 2.84 GHz, three Cortex-A78 CPU cores working at 2.42 GHz and four super energy efficient Cortex-A55 cores working at 1.8 GHz. A collection of powerful cores that allow for a CPU performance 25% higher than the previous Snapdragon 865.
5G mobile connectivity is the fastest it can be thanks to the integrated X60 5G Modem system. Built with 5nm baseband architecture and 5G carrier aggregation that allow peak downlink speeds of 5Gbps. And while all of this is included, the power consumption and heat are both greatly reduced. Allowing a super-fast, but cool and long-lasting experience.
Graphics are a key part to the OnePlus 9 and all smartphones, and the OnePlus 9 does very well in this field. Using a super power efficient Adreno 660 GPU that is paired with a Hexagon 780 DSP/NPU that runs at 26 TOPS. This allows for rendering that is around 35% faster than previous models. Allowing for a wonderful OLED display that uses many next-gen features that are often found on desktops, such as updateable GPU drivers and patches.
On the OLED display, the OnePlus 9 has a premium design that boasts a 120 Hz fluid display. This fluid display is 6.55” and is an AMOLED display. A display that shows the greatest absolute colour, along with brilliant image and intense scale accuracy. Thanks to the 120 Hz refresh rate that gives super-fast scrolling, gaming and more. The colours within this display are absolutely wonderful, being held at cinema standard. Colours will change and adapt to the environment you are in, so that you can get the best natural colour.
The brightness of the display also emits far less blue light, allowing you to watch your favourite videos for longer without eye strain. Capable of brightness levels between 1,100 and 8,192 levels.
The OnePlus 9’s RAM, the LPDDR5 RAM is around 1.5x than the previous LPDDR4X RAM. The LPDDR5 allows for power efficiency that is around 20% greater than the LPDDR4X. This allows for far lower cloud game latency and greater multitasking.
Experience the fastest data downloads thanks to the OnePlus 9’s UFS 3.1 storage. The UFS 3.1 is far faster than the previous UFS 3.0 microSD cards. It is even faster than a PC based SSD that runs at 540Mb/s.
OnePlus cool play is a stunning cooling system that is custom designed and made up of multiple layers. Layers made of thicker graphite, built alongside a vapor chamber larger than the previous models. Thanks to this, heat is taken away from key thermal components extremely efficiently.
With phenomenal thermal management comes excellent charging. And so, one of the best features about the OnePlus 9 is its super-fast charging. The Warp Charge 65T is quoted as the “most advanced charging solution.” Allowing for a day's charge in only 15 minutes. Giving you the ability for super-fast charging, whether it is wireless or universal charging. Containing a 4500 mAh battery that has upgraded dual-cell solution that doubles the charging speed and gives you a full charge from 0% in around 29 minutes.
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