OnePlus 9 series will be showcased globally on March 23. While some details of the new flagship series are leaked by tipsters, OnePlus (as always) has taken the stage too to create buzz on the internet. The Chinese OEM has already confirmed that the ninth iteration will come with Hasselblad-branded optics. Now OnePlus has revealed that one of the OnePlus 9 series smartphones will ship with a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Also Read - Top phones with 120Hz display in September 2021 starting at Rs 16,999
The company’s CEO Pete Lau in a tweet said that the OnePlus 9 series will come with a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 ultra-wide camera. In a follow-up tweet, Pete cited that the ultra-wide camera will be able to deliver distortion-free images. If one goes by the previous leaks then the high-end OnePlus 9 Pro might be the contender to get this ultra-wide camera lens. Also Read - Top camera phones under Rs 40,000 you can consider in September 2021
Here is part of the secret behind our stunning ultra-wide camera. You’ll find out a lot more on March 23, but if you’re eager to see more before then, I might have a surprise for you later this week… pic.twitter.com/s1GFO1bn8s Also Read - OnePlus 10 leaks started popping up, to be similar to the OnePlus 9
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) March 9, 2021
The Chinese OEM had in the past shared photo samples to tout its former flagship phones’ camera prowess. This time it’s no different either as Lau posted two images shot with the ultra-wide sensor, one showing a ‘conventional ultra-wide’ image and the other shot with the OnePlus 9 series ultra-wide camera.
Ultra-wide photography literally broadens your horizons. Shouldn’t it also keep them true? On the left, a shot taken with a conventional ultra-wide. On the right, the same (and yet totally different) photo taken with the #OnePlus9Series, free of distortion. pic.twitter.com/jbtWae2faP
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) March 10, 2021
That said, OnePlus earlier this week announced its partnership with photography company Hasselblad. For those unaware, Hasselblad designed the camera hardware that captured the iconic photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing back in 1969.
With OnePlus collaborating with the renowned Swedish photography brand, the company is expected to change the camera game with the new OnePlus series this time. The Hasselblad camera system for the OnePlus 9 series will include Natural Color Calibration to offer accurate and natural-looking colour to photos taken with the OnePlus 9 series. Meanwhile, the Hasselblad Pro mode will let users tweak settings and use the 12-bit RAW format as well.
OnePlus is expected to unveil three models under the new OnePlus 9 lineup- OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R. The launch event will commence at 7:30 PM IST on March 23.