OnePlus 9 leak: the smartphone could be announced in March 2021

OnePlus Nord N10 5G Sketch Leak Suggests One Plus 8T-Like Back Panel Design

Usually, OnePlus launches its new flagship series around April and May every year. The camera layout is quite similar to the recently-launched OnePlus 8T (First Impressions).

Although OnePlus skipped the Pro variant with OnePlus 8T, we could expect the company to launch the OnePlus 9 Pro. To recollect, this year OnePlus delayed the launch of the OnePlus 8 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is so OnePlus can directly compete with other Android smartphone makers, such as Samsung and Xiaomi. Even before the launch of OnePlus 8T, XDA Member OneNormalUserName had tweeted the codename of the OnePlus 9 series - "lemonade". Initial rumour reports suggested that OnePlus Nord N10 5G launch will be after the OnePlus 8T launch event. As far as specs and additional information about the OnePlus 9 is concerned, rumors are still scarce at the moment.

The report in Android Central says that while the company has not settled on a date yet for the next generation of OnePlus smartphones, insider sources suggest that the OnePlus 9 series could come a month earlier in March next year.

It is also speculated that OnePlus may unveil the next flagship devices early to give them more shelf-time before the OnePlus T series is unveiled. It was said that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will be revealed in January or early February at the latest. According to these predictions, OnePlus might soon adorn wireless charging support with its new series along with a larger battery. The upcoming OnePlus handset is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC.