The OnePlus 9 series is slated to launch in March 2021, ahead of the company’s usual launch timeline, and there are reports that the range will include three models, including the OnePlus 9E. A recent schematic leak showed that the standard OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will have two large camera sensors accompanied by other full-sized lenses. While this got our attention, details regarding the cameras are scarce at the moment. Now a Twitter user He fears (@ RODENT950) says OnePlus will partner with Leica, a popular camera and lens maker, for the upcoming OnePlus 9 series. Considering that OnePlus flagship cameras are usually behind the scenes with respect to their overall performance, this should be a development. interesting and a step forward. OnePlus has yet to officially confirm the partnership with Leica, so we advise you to take this leak with a pinch of salt.
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview with Mag he said the company is working to improve their phones’ cameras “with a greater focus on software and hardware.” While he didn’t explicitly mention the Leica partnership, it’s a good suggestion. However, it remains to be seen whether all models in the OnePlus 9 series will have Leica lenses or will be limited to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus Pro models.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are expected to feature a punch-hole design for the selfie camera, a rectangular camera module on the back with up to four sensors and powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 5G SoC. The Pro variant is said to have IP68 water and dust resistance, while the same may be missing in the standard variant. The much talked about OnePlus 9E could be a budget variant that could come with the Snapdragon 7XX series chipset. We should learn more about the OnePlus 9 series camera specs in the future.