One week after revealing the OnePlus 9 design in full for the first time, 91Mobiles has detailed the next-gen flagship’s updated camera setup and obtained a live image of the revised bump.
The OnePlus 9 will probably skip the telephoto camera
In addition to confirming plans for an Aquamarine Green-like model, the image pictured below corroborates the presence of a dual-tone LED flash and three individual cameras surrounded by metal rings.
The source claims the device is fitted with a 48-megapixel sensor that acts as the main camera. Every OnePlus flagship since 2019 has offered a 48-megapixel camera, but there are some changes planned this time around.
For one, the brand is ditching the Sony IMX586 sensor used on existing models in favor of an unspecified newer sensor. The resulting setup produces 12-megapixel images and has a 6mm focal length.
To compare, the previous-gen OnePlus 8 Pro and current-gen OnePlus 8T offer 6.59mm and 4.74mm focal lengths respectively.
The second sensor consists of a 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, which should represent a decent upgrade over the 16-megapixel alternative that OnePlus has used until now.
As for the third sensor, no specific information is available. However, its small size rules out the possibility of it being a telephoto or periscope zoom implementation, so a monochrome or macro camera is much more plausible.