OnePlus 9 series won’t feature periscope camera, will continue using a normal telephoto lens: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 29 Dec 2020

OnePlus 9 series unlikely to sport periscope lens

OnePlus 9 could also get telephoto camera

OnePlus 9 series rumoured to launch in mid-March 2021

OnePlus 9 series won’t feature periscope camera, will continue using a normal telephoto lens: Report
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro likely to be powered by Snapdragon 888 processor

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The OnePlus 9 series is looking unlikely to sport a periscope camera and will continue using the normal telephoto camera, according to the latest leak. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro is rumoured to launch sometime in mid-March 2021 and early leaks and rumours have given us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming OnePlus smartphones. 

According to a post by popular tipster Digital Chat Station on Weibo, the OnePlus 9 series uses a normal telephoto camera and won’t go for a periscope-style camera system. There is no word if the standard OnePlus 9 will also come equipped with a telephoto camera however, previous reports have indicated that it could have a 12MP telephoto camera.

There are also speculations based on some reports that OnePlus could be collaborating with Lecia to improve the photography performance of the upcoming OnePlus 9 lineup. However, that is something we can only be sure of until the official announcement happens. Recently, Vivo announced its partnership with Zeiss optics for the X60 series that was launched officially on December 29.

OnePlus could be collaborating with Lecia

Moreover, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are expected to be joined by OnePlus 9 Lite which is likely a toned-down version of the OnePlus 9 and could sit between the OnePlus Nord and standard OnePlus 9. Very little is known about the OnePlus 9 at the moment, that said, it is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor under the hood as opposed to the Snapdragon 888 that will power the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro.

The OnePlus 9 series has leaked previously along with CAD renders of the OnePlus 9 Pro. A pre-production unit was also leaked just weeks back and showed-off the prototype design of the OnePlus 9. The OnePlus 9 is rumoured to feature a  6.55-inch Full HD+ display while the OnePlus 9 Pro gets a slightly larger 6.7-inch display. The phones could opt for a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera with support for 120Hz high refresh rate.

OnePlus 9 is expected to feature a triple camera setup on the back headlined by a 50MP primary camera, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with OIS support. The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are also likely to support 65W fast charging out-of-the-box that debuted with the OnePlus 8T in October.


Oneplus 9 Pro Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 24 Mar 2021
Variant: None
Market Status: Rumoured

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
  • Camera Camera
    50 + 20 | 12 MP
  • Memory Memory
  • Battery Battery
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