OnePlus 9 Series could skip this main flagship feature

Leaks indicates that OnePlus 9 Series could skip Periscope Zoom Camera System

The OnePlus 9 Series is the upcoming flagship smartphone line-up from OnePlus. It is likely to include three models: the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, and possibly the OnePlus 9 Lite. These devices will be the successors of the OnePlus 8T, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and the OnePlus Nord N100, which were launched in the second half of 2020.

With rumors swirling about a potential OnePlus 9 Lite alongside the Pro and standard model, there’s a phone waiting to become your perfect match. Now, the upcoming Series will feature the best aspects of the previous models, such as high-performance processors, fast charging, and stunning displays. Based on the leaked specifications, the OnePlus 9 Series could compete with some of the top-tier smartphones in the market.

OnePlus 9 Series Launch Date

The OnePlus 9 Series launch date is rumored to be in March 2021, which is earlier than the usual release schedule of OnePlus flagship smartphones. This is according to a report by Android Central, a reliable source of Android news and reviews. However, OnePlus has not confirmed the official launch date or the pricing of the OnePlus 9 Series yet.

The OnePlus phones have been increasing in price with every new series. Thus, making them more expensive and less affordable for budget-conscious consumers. Unlike the Nord phones, which was a mid-range smartphone series with a reasonable price, the OP 9 Series will be a high-end smartphone line-up with a premium price tag.

According to leaks, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Series will feature Conevtional Zoom Lenses
According to leaks, the upcoming OP 9 Series will feature Conventional Zoom Lenses

OnePlus might still have something exciting in store for budget-conscious fans. After all, rumors of a OnePlus 9 Lite refuse to die down.

Conventional Zoom Lens: Camera leaks

The OnePlus 9 Series camera zoom features will not upgrade, according to a recent leak. These leaks comes from Max Jambor, a well-known OnePlus insider and Twitter user. He claims that both the OP 9 and the Pro will stick to the conventional zoom lenses, rather than the advanced periscope zoom technology that some other smartphone brands have adopted.

But Why? The reasons remain shrouded in mystery, but speculations abound. Could it be cost considerations? A focus on other camera innovations? Or perhaps they believe their current zoom setup already delivers top-notch results? This leak doesn’t paint the whole picture of the upcoming OnePlus 9 Series. Let’s wait for the official unveiling to see what tricks OnePlus has up their sleeve in the camera department.

  • OnePlus Zoom Saga: OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 8 Series

The OnePlus 7 Pro was the first OnePlus smartphone to have a 3x optical zoom lens. This has been the standard zoom system for OnePlus ever since. Meanwhile, OnePlus 7 did not have any zoom lens, while the OnePlus 7T had a 2x optical zoom lens. The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8T also skipped the zoom lens, and opted for macro cameras instead. The OnePlus 8 Pro was the only OnePlus smartphone in the OnePlus 8 series to have an optical zoom lens.

The upcoming OP 9 Series: Representational Image
The upcoming OP 9 Series: Representational Image
  • Cost-Cutting with OnePlus 9 Series

OnePlus loves pushing boundaries, but sometimes even flagship ambitions face reality checks. The OnePlus 9 Series might not have a periscope zoom lens, as it could increase the cost of the smartphones. OnePlus is known for being cost-conscious, as it took them four years to add IP ratings for water and dust resistance to their phones.

The OnePlus 8T also did not have wireless charging, even though the OnePlus 8 Pro had it before. This year, the company might focus on other areas like stunning displays, blazing-fast processors, and innovative camera tech to deliver flagship-worthy experiences without breaking the bank. Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 10 to relaunch with Snapdragon chipset

The OnePlus 9 Series will not compromise on performance. According to reports, it will use the Snapdragon 888 SoC, one of the most powerful processors in the market. The Snapdragon 888 SoC will enhance the performance of the OP 9 Series, along with the Oxygen OS user interface. The OP 9 Pro will also have a 120W fast charging system, which can charge the battery in minutes. Moreover, the OP9 Series might support wireless charging, according to some leaked reports.

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