Meet the OnePlus 9R, a phone that shows what the OnePlus Nord should have been – an experience closer to the flagships.
The OnePlus 9R comes with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, an upgrade over last year’s Snapdragon 865+ and a bit below the Snapdragon 888 used by the more expensive OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
This is more than enough to handle gaming, though not quite the top-of-the-line like a dedicated gaming phone.
That chipset is paired with either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 25 GB of storage, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.
The OnePlus 9R has a 6.55-inch OLED display with an 120Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a punch-hole for the 16MP camera.
All of it is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W fast charging, though unfortunately the OnePlus 9R doesn’t have wireless charging.
Mainly, the biggest difference between the OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus 9 or the Pro model is the lack of the Hasselblad photography feature. The logo is absent and the camera setup itself is more like the one in the OnePlus 8T: 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP. Still, as you can see in the video above, the Hasselblad feature is not something you necessarily need.
Right now, the OnePlus 9R is only available in India but hopefully it will arrive in other regions as well.
There, it goes for around $550 for the 8 GB RAM / 128GB storage model and $605 for the 12 GB / 256 GB one.