According to reports, the OnePlus 9 Pro white color variant will be released soon. The news comes after OnePlus’ COO, Liu Fengshuo, allegedly posted a live image of a white OnePlus 9 Pro on Chinese social media platform Weibo, implying that the device is nearing release. However, it is currently unknown whether the white OnePlus 9 Pro will be limited to the Chinese market or will be released globally.
The white OnePlus 9 Pro has been rumored for a while, and it’s expected to join the three color options it was released with — Stellar Black, Forest Green, and Morning Mist — soon. Based on the live image of the white variant, the device appears to have a matte back panel, which may help with grip and reduce the likelihood of collecting smudges and fingerprints. However, it is unclear whether the OnePlus 9 Pro white edition will be available only in China or globally. It could also be released as a limited-edition device, similar to the company’s OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition smartphone.
However, the rumor mill suggests that the OnePlus 9 series will not have a ‘T’ cycle this year, implying that no OnePlus 9T will be released at any point. This would imply that OnePlus will need to keep its three-part OnePlus 9 smartphone series fresh and interesting until its potential successor (OnePlus 10) arrives. Launching a new color variant or two, as well as a few price cuts down the road, could be some of the ways to do so, and the white OnePlus 9 Pro variant’s introduction could be a global affair for all markets.
The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED dual-curved display with 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging, and a quad rear camera with 48MP primary, 50MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto, and 2MP monochrome units, as well as custom Hasselblad camera algorithms, tweaked and balanced. These specifications are supplemented by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 flagship processor, as well as up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. With such specifications, the OnePlus 9 Pro should be good enough until the following year, and new color variants may keep it in users’ sights even longer.