Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus held an online conference on Wednesday to officially launch the OnePlus 9RT. The new model is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 6.55-inch Samsung E4 panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone is equipped with a 4,500 mAh two-cell battery with 65W fast charging support, specifically Warp Charge 65T. Its 50 MP main camera uses the Sony IMX766 sensor.
Weighing only 198.5g, the OnePlus 9RT is as thin as 8.295 mm, with a price tag starting from 3,299 yuan ($513).
Featuring a heat sink that is 59% larger, the device’s new cooling system features sheets of graphite and should offer 20% better heat dissipation efficiency compared to the outgoing OnePlus 9R.
The display offers a high refresh rate, 120 Hz, plus a 600 Hz touch sampling rate for instant reactions, which brings a more stable and enjoyable game experience. At the system level, the OnePlus 9RT was first equipped with ColorOS 12 system, the latest version of Oppo’s Android-based operating system.
At the Wednesday press conference, OnePlus announced that it had officially become a strategic partner with game maker Genshin Impact. As part of this arrangement, OnePlus will start to optimize the fluency and temperature control that gamers pay much attention to. Both parties also jointly launched a limited edition of gift boxes, which will be put on sale in November.
At this conference, OnePlus also showcased their brand-new Buds Z2 wireless earphones priced at 499 yuan. Active noise cancellation (ANC) on the Buds Z2 is claimed to block out up to 40db of outside noises. Furthermore, the earphones support Dolby Atmos sound technology and purportedly supply 38 hours of battery life, including the case and without ANC turned on.
At the press conference, Liu Zuohu, founder of OnePlus, said that in the first half of 2021, OnePlus’ global shipments increased by 257% year-on-year. In the highly competitive Chinese market, OnePlus’ shipments increased by 124% year-on-year. Liu expected the company’s global sales volume to exceed 10 million in 2021. In the future, OnePlus will meet the needs of more consumers by covering products across different price segments.
In June this year, OnePlus and Oppo were fully integrated. Liu said that through the integration, OnePlus can be supported by a stronger platform and resources to better gain a foothold in the market.