OnePlus will reportedly launch its ‘9R’ phone and watch in March

OnePlus 9 series launch in mid-March has been rumoured for a while. We have now received exclusive information from reliable tipster Ishan Agarwal that OnePlus plans to announce as many as four new products in March and at the same launch event. In addition to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, the company will also introduce the OnePlus 9R and OnePlus Watch. The OnePlus 9R moniker was recently revealed by tipster Evan Blass as the actual name of the rumoured OnePlus 9E/ 9 Lite. Meanwhile, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed the existence of the company’s first-ever smartwatch, which is expected to be simply called the OnePlus Watch.

OnePlus products launching March
OnePlus 9
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus 9R
OnePlus Watch

The 9R was previously rumored as a 9E or 9 Lite and might straddle the gap between OnePlus’ usual flagships and budget devices like the Nord N series. It wouldn’t bowl anyone over with its 6.5-inch 90Hz display, Snapdragon 690 chip or 64MP main camera, but it might offer more RAM and battery (8GB and 5,000mAh respectively) than the Nord N10’s 6GB of memory and 4,300mAh battery pack. The 9 and 9 Pro are both expected to include smoother 120Hz displays, more powerful Snapdragon 888 chips and upgraded camera tech (if at lower resolutions), so you’d still have a clear incentive to spend extra if your budget allows.

The OnePlus watch, meanwhile, could be a circular Wear OS watch that shares some common ground with the Oppo Watch RX.

The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro flagship phones. Both phones are expected to rock the new Snapdragon 888 chipset and high-end hardware. The Pro model should get top-of-the-line specs, including a QHD+ display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Hasselblad-branded cameras. Meanwhile, we hear that the vanilla OnePlus 9 will also stand toe-to-toe with the Pro model with a 120Hz display and 65W fast charging. OnePlus is expected to start officially teasing the OnePlus 9 series launch in the coming days.

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