Combined with gaming in mind, and affordable costs on the plate, the OnePlus adds another mid-range Smartphone to its 9 series – OnePlus 9RT with a powerful display panel, and it is powered by Snapdragon 888 processor.
The OnePlus 9RT is more of a better option than its predecessor – OnePlus 9R and is almost different from the original OnePlus 9 series also. Let’s start with the camera, the 9RT arrives with a single f/2.4 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 in-screen camera sensor with EIS.
OnePlus is offering a definite unique camera setup, starting with the f/1.88 50-megapixels Sony IMX766 sensor, 1/1.56” with 1μm pixel size offering binning 4 into 1 and support for OIS, dual-LED flash, DOL-HDR and it can shoot 4K video at 60fps, 1080p slow motion at 240fps, and 720p at 480fps.
Next-up is the f/2.25 16-megapixels 123° ultra-wide camera with EIS, and the 2-megapixels f/2.4 4cm macro camera sensor. The OnePlus 9RT is misplaced in-between the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro.
OnePlus 9RT comes with 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, and NFC. It comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, alongside USB Type-C audio, Dual Stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos.
It is 8.29mm thick and weighs 198.5g. OnePlus added some ambiguous paint job to its 9RT colors – A silver option with gradual texture and fingerprint-free, Black with second-generation silk glass, and Sky Blue color option.
Thanks to the design, the silver option offers an increase to the gloss of the glass while the Black option frosting is more uniform and delicate. The middle frame and lens module have a metal finish frame arc that almost perfectly fits the palm.
On the front is a Samsung E4 6.62-inch 1080p Full HD+ 397ppi 20:9 Fluid AMOLED display with peak brightness, up to 1300nits and it is HDR10+ certified. There is sRGB, Display P3 color gamut, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
For smooth scrolling, there is 120GHz refresh rate support with a 600Hz touch sampling rate and other game-related features including 4D haptic feedback and three Wi-Fi antennas positioned around the phone for uninterrupted reception.
Similar to the OnePlus 9, the 9RT is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, its a 5nm chipset coupled with Adreno 660 GPU. There is a built-in 5G NSA / SA, and a 19067.44 mm² space cooling system to keep the temperature low when gaming.
That is the Space Cooling, with a 59% larger heat sink than the original 9, which offers heat dissipation by 20 percent. The OnePlus 9RT comes with a 4500mAh battery capacity with Warp Charge 65T Fast charging, which draws its power through USB Type-C.
It comes with 8GB RAM in either 128GB / 256GB storage, and there is the high-end option – 12GB RAM (7GB of virtual memory) with 256GB storage. However, there is no option to expand the memory, and these uses LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.
It has three Wi-Fi antennas that include one gaming antenna, so the network is stable when gaming. The phone has GPA frame stabilization technology to intelligently allocate resources needed for scheduling games to achieve a stable frame rate while controlling power consumption and heat generation.
The OnePlus 9RT runs Android 12 with ColorOS 12, similar to the other 9-series models in China, and uses UI First + IO pre-loading, which allows apps to starts quickly. The USB-C port is wired only for USB 2.0 data transfer, which allows you to connect to an external device such as a Monitor.
OnePlus 9RT Pricing
The OnePlus 9RT 8GB RAM / 128GB storage costs 3299 yuan ($512 / NGN210,365 Nigerian Naira approx.), 8GB RAM / 256GB storage goes for 3499 yuan ($543 / NGN223,102 Nigerian Naira approx.), and the top-end 12GB RAM / 256GB storage version costs 3799 yuan ($589 / NGN242,000 Nigerian Naira approx.).
However, OnePlus is introducing impressive discounts of 100 yuan ($16) for the OnePlus 9RT first sales only, this is part of the launch offer. It is available to order but will officially start shipping from stores in China from October 19th.