- OnePlus 9R will to launch alongside the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro on March 23rd
- It will arrive as an affordable phone with premium features
- Lau has revealed that the OnePlus 9R is India-exclusive for now
The OnePlus 9R will launch alongside the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro on March 23rd. In an interview with News18, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus 9R is being launched especially for the Indian market. He also added that OnePlus follows the government’s ‘Made in India’ initiative in the country.
The OnePlus 9R is expected to be a gaming-focussed smartphone. The brand wants to offer a flagship experience with the device to more users at an accessible price point.
OnePlus 9R to launch in India on March 23rd
CEO Pete Lau said that OnePlus has been expanding its smartphone portfolio strategy since last year and the OnePlus 9R is a continuation of that approach. The OnePlus Nord has been a success for the company, which is following suit with the OnePlus 9R.
Lau added that OnePlus is introducing the OnePlus 9R to focus on the mobile gaming community. The upcoming smartphone is expected to come with features like smooth scrolling, immersive gaming controls and a superior viewing experience. ‘With the OnePlus 9R, we are looking to go even further to bring out a balanced handset with the latest technology and class-leading industrial design that can deliver a superior user experience overall and can also offer fast and smooth experiences for daily usage and heavy gameplay’, Lau said in the interview. This suggests that the OnePlus 9R could be more powerful than the OnePlus Nord.
Lau hasn’t revealed any specific details but confirmed that a lot of developments are in the pipeline this year for the company. He also hinted at expanding OnePlus’s ecosystem offerings in India that will extend the brand’s personal digital connected experiences to smart home products.
OnePlus 9R specifications and features (rumoured)
As per past reports, the OnePlus 9R is expected to be powered by the dated Snapdragon 865 processor. It could arrive with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The smartphone is tipped to feature a 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz display. It may come with a 64MP triple camera and be backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit.