OnePlus 9R 5G roundup: launch date, expected price in India, specs

Here's a quick look at everything we know about the OnePlus 9R 5G.

  • OnePlus 9R 5G will launch in India on March 23rd
  • Key specs may include the Snapdragon 870 chipset, 90Hz display, 64MP primary camera, and 5,000mAh battery
  • OnePlus 9R 5G price in India is expected to start from Rs 39,999.

OnePlus 9R will launch in India on March 23rd alongside the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus Watch. OnePlus has teased the OnePlus 9R as an affordable flagship phone that will deliver a smooth gaming experience. The specifications, pricing, and availability of the OnePlus 9 series will be revealed during the launch event. Thanks to leaks and teasers, we have a good idea of what each phone will offer. While we have already covered what you can expect from the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro in a separate post, in this article we will have a look at the OnePlus 9R. Here’s a quick look at the OnePlus 9R specifications, expected price in India, and how you can watch online.

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Also read: OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro complete specifications leaked ahead of March 23rd launch

OnePlus 9R 5G launch date in India

The OnePlus 9R 5G launch date is 23rd March. The launch event will begin at 7:30 PM IST. OnePlus is hosting the launch event on YouTube and you can watch the livestream online. We have embedded the launch event live stream video above for your convenience. Just hit the play button at the above-mentioned time and enjoy the event live.

OnePlus 9R 5G price in India (expected)

The OnePlus 9R 5G is being speculated to be the most affordable phone in the OnePlus 9 lineup. While the exact OnePlus 9R 5G price in India will be announced at the launch event, the leaked price sheet of OnePlus 9 series gives us a pretty good idea about the OnePlus 9R 5G price. According to the leak, the OnePlus 9R 5G price in India will start at Rs 39,999 for the 8GB+128GB version. There is also expected to be a 12GB+256GB version which is said to cost Rs 43,999. Once again, these are rumored prices and this information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

OnePlus 9R 5G specifications (expected)

OnePlus is teasing the OnePlus 9R 5G to be a gaming-centric smartphone. While the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are set to come with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, the OnePlus 9R 5G may ship with the Snapdragon 870 or the new Snapdragon 860 processor.

Speaking of gaming, OnePlus has posted a teaser image of the OnePlus 9R 5G on Twitter which shows that the smartphone can support attachable gaming triggers. However, there is no information if these gaming triggers will be available as a separate accessory or come bundled with the device. As mentioned earlier, the OnePlus 9R 5G is expected to come in 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB configurations. The OnePlus 9R 5G will ship with Android 11 OS featuring Oxygen OS customization on top.

The OnePlus 9R 5G may feature a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is said to feature a 64MP primary and 8MP ultrawide camera at the rear. The device might pack a battery with a capacity between 4,500mAh and 5,000mAh. In terms of connectivity, you can expect the OnePlus 9R 5G to feature dual-SIM 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

While many details of the OnePlus 9R 5G are not confirmed yet, it is just a matter of hours before we know everything for sure.

Key Specs

OnePlus 9R
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 8 GBProcessor
6.55 inches Display
48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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OnePlus 9R Price
Rs. 33,999
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Rs. 36,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating4/5



  • Best-in-class performance
  • Excellent software
  • Fast charging


  • Low light photography is average
  • Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack
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