OnePlus 9RT and Buds Z2 will launch in India on January 14th at special Winter Edition event

Highlights
  • OnePlus 9RT smartphone and OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS earphones will launch in India on January 14th
  • The OnePlus 9RT is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC, gets up to 12GB of RAM, and sports 120Hz Samsung E4 AMOLED panel
  • OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS feature ANC, 11mm dynamic drivers, Flash Charge support, and up to 38 hours of music playback

OnePlus 9RT smartphone and OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS earphones are all set for launch on January 14th. The brand will be hosting an online event at 5pm IST on January 14th to debut the two devices. Fans can sign up on the Notify Me button on the official site and stand a chance to one the OnePlus 9RT or Buds Z2. To recall, the smartphone and the TWS earbuds were officially teased in the country just yesterday. There is a huge hype in the tech industry surrounding the OnePlus 9RT and the device is expected to pack in top-spec hardware that will include Snapdragon 888 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, 120Hz Samsung E4 OLED panel, and a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor for its triple camera sensor. The OnePlus Z2 TWS earbuds will also join the launch and will feature ANC and 38 hours of total playback.

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OnePlus 9RT specifications 

OnePlus 9RT is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2021 and is expected to replace the OnePlus 9R, 9, and 8T when it launches in India. It will feature top-of-the-line hardware and is expected to be priced competitively. 

The smartphone is powered by the 5nm octa-core Snapdragon 888 SoC from Qualcomm and will be paired to up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Internal storage options will go up to 256GB but will be devoid of external storage expansion via microSD. The device gets a 120Hz 6.62-inch FHD+ Samsung E4 AMOLED panel.

There is a triple camera setup at the back with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor leading the way, followed by a 16MP secondary sensor and a 2MP macro shooter. Upfront a 16MP Sony IMX471 does duty for taking selfies and video calls.

OnePlus 9RT will draw power from a 4,500mAh battery and will support Warp Charger 65T fast charging speeds. The OnePlus 9RT is likely to run on ColorOS based on Android 11.

OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS earphones

Along with the OnePlus 9RT, the OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS will debut at the January 14th launch event as well. The OnePlus Buds Z2 TWS earphones will deploy 11mm dynamic drivers to deliver sound. The TWS buds will also get high-speed low latency Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. These buds pack in ANC to further improve the listening experience. The OnePlus Buds Z2 gets Flash Charge support that lends up to 5 hours of listening with 10 minutes of charge. The Buds Z2 TWS are claimed to deliver a total of 38 hours of playback time.

Key Specs

OnePlus 9 RT
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | 8 GBProcessor
6.62 inches Display
50 MP + 16 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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OnePlus 9 RT Price
Rs. 42,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Battery
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Pros

  • Stunning display
  • Excellent performer
  • Good-looking design
  • Rapid wired charging

Cons

  • Overshadowed by the OnePlus 9
  • No headphone jack
  • Sub-par selfie camera
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