It’s already known to us that OnePlus will not be launching the OnePlus 9T series smartphone this year. Instead, the company is reportedly launching a new model known as the OnePlus 9 RT somewhere later this month.
Ahead of it’s launch, the OnePlus 9 RT has been allegedly spotted on Geekbench today bearing a model number MT2110. The listing apparently revealed that the phone will be powered by a flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is an upgrade over the Snapdragon 870 chip that was used on the current OnePlus 9R.
Simiarly, the same listing also revealed that the phone will be arriving with 12GB RAM in the memory department, although the phone is expected to be available in other memory variants like 8GB RAM as well.
Processor-aside, earlier reports have suggested that the OnePlus 9 RT will share largely similar specs as the OnePlus 9R. As such, we’ll probably be looking at some familiar specs including a 6.55” FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, as well as a similar 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast-wired charging.
What’s really different however, is that the OnePlus 9 RT is said to be coming with a ‘higher-binned version’ of the Snapdragon 870, and will be swapping the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor (found in the OnePlus 9R) for a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor that’s found in the OnePlus 9 series phones.
Aside from that, it was also reported that the OnePlus 9RT will be the first OnePlus phone to be shipped with OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 out of the box.
As with the case of the current OnePlus 9R, the forthcoming OnePlus 9 RT is expected to be launched only in the Chinese and Indian market. Therefore, it’s unlikely to be heading to the global market time round as well.