OnePlus really used to be that brand that launched just one phone per year and they were done with it.
However, releasing only flagships had its own toll and they started to launch two different versions of the same phone at different times in the year. From there, the company moved to releasing multiple devices at once at different price ranges and specs under the hood.
Today, they have started launching even more than two units to better compete at different price points. The saving grace, though, is that almost all of their launches is a flagship of some sort.
That said, the OnePlus 9 release of this year sees the OnePlus 9R as the affordable pick in the family. That unit was supposed to launch to India exclusively for now but there are some confirmations about the device making its way to China also.
Seeing as these are the biggest smartphone markets in the world and they like to get the best value for money, it is little surprise that they are where the company is taking its units to first.
The OnePlus 9R feels like a OnePlus 8T with a new chip under the hood. There is anew paintjob and change to the form factor, but there is not much to separate both devices.
Going to the spec sheet, we have a 120Hz display powered by a massive 4500mAh battery on the back of a 65W Warp Charge. Under the hood is a Qualcomm SD 870 chipset and different internal configuration options.
It is also worthy of note that the phone will sell for lower in China than India – with the price tag set at an equivalent of $457 in the former market and $535 in the latter.
Oh, lest we forget, the Chinese launch takes place on April 15