It was earlier suspected that OnePlus might launch the third handset alongside the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro in the Indian market, and now the sources have confirmed that the company will launch the third handset with the name OnePlus 9R 5G. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has revealed that the OnePlus 9R will launch in India on March 23, alongside the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro phones. In an interview with News17, the CEO confirmed that the new smartphones will be a “robust flagship experience“, which has a much more affordable price tag.
As per him, the phone has been designed for a fast and smooth experience, along with heavy gameplay. Along with that, he also confirmed features like “smooth scrolling, immersive gaming controls and a superior viewing experience“, which gives an idea that the display will have a higher refresh rate. As the name suggests, the phone will also provide the users with 5G support and the company hopes that this smartphone will cater to a wide variety of audiences. There has been no confirmation on the price, but it was confirmed that it will launch in the mid-range segment.
As per the official statement from Lau, “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.” Rumors suggest that the phone can be powered using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor and will have a Full HD+ screen along with multiple rear cameras.