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More details on OnePlus 9RT and OnePlus Buds Z2 appear ahead of launch day

We know the OnePlus 9RT and OnePlus Buds Z2 will be officially unveiled on October 13, and as that date draws closer we have a mix of confirmed details and unconfirmed leaks to share ahead of the big day.

OnePlus has confirmed (via GSMArena) that the OnePlus 9RT will perform well on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, as expected. We also now know that it will have high-end LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal flash storage, as well as a 120Hz display. The 4,500mAh battery will charge at a maximum of 65W. .

A few other officially confirmed information for you: There will be two or three color options with this phone, depending on the region, and sales will start on October 19. At this point, it seems unlikely that the phone will go on sale anywhere other than China. and India.

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Noise-suppressing buds

Tipster Evan Blass has weighed to say that 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM configurations will be available, with either 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage. Blass also predicts a 50MP + 16MP + 2MP triple-lens rear camera, and says the colors available will be black or silver (with an additional teal option in China).

Then there are the OnePlus Buds Z2, which may be available more widely than the OnePlus 9RT. OnePlus has now said (via GSMArena) that it will offer 40dB of noise reduction to help block out the outside world.

We also have photos of the packaging of the wireless headphones, again courtesy of Evan blassSo there isn’t much left for OnePlus to announce Wednesday’s date – but of course we’ll keep you updated with all the news as we go.


Analysis: OnePlus finds its marks

The OnePlus Nord 2. (Image credit: Srivatsa Ramesh)

It’s been a busy year or two for OnePlus, with co-founder Carl Pei leaving the company and a merger with Oppo to manage. Add to that a global pandemic and a shortage of chips and it’s understandable that the traditional release schedule for OnePlus devices has been out of step with what we normally expected.

More importantly, there’s no OnePlus 9T: we usually see a T-series refresh later in the year, but OnePlus canceled the phone and didn’t give a definitive reason – we just did. list a few, but no one knows for sure why the phone never arrived.

With the imminent launch of the OnePlus 9RT, the successor to the OnePlus 9R, we know that OnePlus has at least committed to more phones for the Indian and Chinese markets. It looks like the rest of us will have to wait for the OnePlus 10.

We’re hoping OnePlus can get back on track with a steady, predictable 2022 release schedule, as it’s one of the best for launching well-specified phones at affordable prices – and we haven’t even mentioned the value – OnePlus Nord series for the money.

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