The OnePlus 9RT 5G is here at last with top-shelf specs and unbeatable pricing
While a global T-branded cousin of the spring 2021-released OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is no longer expected to see daylight (ever), hardcore fans of the scrappy company that’s grown at such an impressive pace these last few years will undoubtedly be happy to welcome the 9RT… in China.
Unfortunately, there are no words yet on a OnePlus 9RT 5G launch in other regions, and while we do believe the high-end device will eventually follow the 9R to markets like India, US availability is probably out of the question.
A state-of-the-art SoC paired with a gorgeous display
Phenomenal camera and blazing fast charging
You know the Sony IMX766 sensor employed by the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro as their secondary lens for ultra-wide-angle shots? That same exact camera is present on the back of the 9RT, handling all the “main” photographic tasks with a 50 megapixel count, presumably delivering substantially better real-life imaging performance than the 9R’s primary 48MP Sony IMX586 shooter.
Interestingly, the OnePlus 9RT gets rid of its predecessor’s monochrome lens entirely while also downgrading the macro sensor from 5 to 2MP, which might be a (not so) subtle way of admitting those particular cameras are largely useless as is undoubtedly a cost-cutting measure.
The battery itself is no pushover, at 4,500mAh capacity, but alas, there’s no wireless charging support on deck, which will however make perfect sense when you hear how much the OnePlus 9RT is set to cost.
Storage, memory, and pricing
Alas, the limited availability will make it impossible for the OnePlus 9RT 5G to become a true box-office hit, so we’re basically left here looking at the CNY 3,500 and 3,800 price points of the 8/256GB and 12/256GB versions respectively and, well, weep.
That equates to around $545 and $590, mind you, with everything from under-display fingerprint recognition technology to dual SIM support, Dolby Atmos-enhanced stereo speakers, and Android 12-based ColorOS 12 (!!!) software also in tow.
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