OnePlus 9 Pro 5G hands-on images reveal Hasselblad-branded camera


  • YouTuber Dave2D has shared live shots of the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro
  • Images reveal a curved display and a unique camera module
  • It also features Hasselblad branding in the camera housing

The OnePlus 9 series is expected to debut by mid-March in different markets. PhoneArena had shared the live shots of the OnePlus 9 5G smartphone back in December 2020. The leak had revealed some of its key specifications apart from revealing its appearance.

On Saturday, YouTuber Dave2D shared the real-life images of the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G, which he received from a Discord user. The new shots give a good look at its design apart from revealing a few of its specifications.

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In terms of appearance, the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G has some noticeable differences as compared to the vanilla model. Also, the new leak suggests that OnePlus has partnered with Hasselblad, a popular Swedish manufacturer of digital medium format cameras and lenses.

OnePlus 9 Pro to feature Hasselblad-branded camera

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G live shot

A live shot of the alleged OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

The OnePlus 9 5G’s leaked images revealed that it has a flat screen with a punch-hole design. However, the OnePlus Pro 5G’s images show that its display has curved edges and a punch-hole positioned at the upper-left corner.

The appearance of the right edge of the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is different from any of the previously released OnePlus smartphones. The metal frame on the right spine is curved around the notification slider and power button. The bottom edge of the phone features an external speaker, a USB Type-C port, and a SIM card slot.

The glossy curved rear of the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G has a slightly protruding camera module at the top-left corner.  The Pro model has four cameras, a laser autofocus unit, and an LED flash. On the other hand, the vanilla edition features a matte rear and a triple camera unit. Hasselblad branding can also be seen engraved in the camera array of the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G.

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G specifications and features (rumoured)

The OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is expected to feature a display with QHD resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. Previous leaks have claimed that the device has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen. While it not mentioned in the leak, it goes without saying that the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 mobile platform.

The YouTuber did not reveal specific information on the cameras of the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G. However, he revealed that the smartphone supports 0.6x ultra-wide shots, 3.3x zoom, and tilt-shift photography mode.

Hasselblad cameras are available in the market with expensive price tags. Hence, the collaboration between OnePlus and Hasselblad could mean that the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G may arrive in the market with a costlier price tag. There is no confirmation whether OnePlus has worked with Swedish camera manufacturer for the OnePlus 9 5G.

Past reports have revealed that the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G will be housing a 4,500mAh battery and it will support 65W wired charging and 45W wireless charging. It is also likely to support reverse wireless charging and an IP68 rating.


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.