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OnePlus 9 Pro launch spoiled a day early courtesy of T-Mobile

Your choices mostly come down to the screen and camera.

Published onMarch 22, 2021

  • T-Mobile inadvertently published specs for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro ahead of launch.
  • As you’d expect, the display and cameras make the difference — performance should be the same.
  • You’ll get full details on March 23.

You don’t have to wait until March 23 to get official details for the OnePlus 9 series — T-Mobile has spoiled some of the show in advance.  Well-known leaker Evan Blass has discovered that the carrier posted (and quickly removed) support pages outlining key specs for both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro ahead of their formal debut.

The T-Mobile slip-up suggests once more that the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will largely differ based on camera and display technology. Both American configurations will reportedly use Snapdragon 888 chips, carry 8GB to 12GB of RAM, and come with 128GB to 256GB of storage. They’ll have 4,500mAh batteries, too. If you’re just looking for a fast Android phone, either model should do the job — though you won’t get perks like dual SIM slots.

See also: OnePlus buyer’s guide

There will be reasons to pick the OnePlus 9 Pro over the standard version, according to T-Mobile. The Pro phone will center on a 6.7-inch, 1440p screen instead of the 1080p panel on the base OnePlus 9. The 9 Pro will have a more sophisticated camera setup than its regular counterpart with 50MP, 48MP, 8MP and 2MP rear sensors where the regular handset will ditch the 8MP camera.

T-Mobile didn’t reveal everything about the OnePlus 9 lineup, of course. You can expect OnePlus to share much more about the Hasselblad-badged camera system, the software, and pricing at its introductory event.  This also doesn’t cover the 9R and other possible international variants. However, this might help you choose a model to buy (if any) before pre-orders begin.

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