The OnePlus 9 Series is official. The 9 Pro is now available to buy as of 31 March while the standard OnePlus 9 goes on sale 26 April.
The phones released on 23 March, just a day after competitor Xiaomi released its budget wunderkinds the Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3, while commencing sales on the new premium flagship Mi 11 – the 9 Series' closest rival. The £749 Mi 11 shares the next-gen Snapdragon 888 chip with the OnePlus 9 phones, along with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Yet, the OnePlus 9 upstages with Warp Charge 65T – that's 65W wired fast charging that should, in theory, replenish the 9 Pro's 4500mAh battery in just 29 minutes. You also get 50W wireless charging speeds like the Mi 11.
But OnePlus flaunts another trick up its sleeve. Thanks to the company's partnership with Swedish camera brand Hasselblad – makers of the gear used to photograph the Apollo moon landing – the 9 Series' greatest advancement is expected in its cameras' colour accuracy. You can see what we thought in our full reviews of the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
The collaboration involves OnePlus's adoption of Hasselblad's colour standards with its own computational photography to create a new internal "Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad" standard. OnePlus promises colours should be pretty close to what you would see with your eyes.
As for the cameras themselves, both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro boast 50Mp ultra-wide and 48MP main sensors, but you can see the full spec sheet and what to expect from both phones in our OnePlus 9 news round-up.
Here, we're tracking all the places you can buy the OnePlus 9 phones SIM-free or on contract, along with the best deals.
OnePlus 9 pre-order deals
OnePlus is also running a promotion where you can pay £100 upfront on the OnePlus 9 and pay the rest of the value between 19 April to 26 April (by 9 am).
Oneplus 9 Pro deals
John Lewis is offering a free Google Nest Mini with 9 Pro (8GB/128GB) purchases, along with up to £300 off when you trade-in your old device.
Amazon is offering up to £400 off the OnePlus 9 Pro when you trade in your old phone.
While OnePlus 9 Pro pre-order offers have ended directly from OnePlus, you can pick up £11 off the OnePlus Buds Z, and £20.88 off a bundle that includes a case, OnePlus Type-C Bullets earphones, the 65W charger, and charging cable.
OnePlus also launched a gift bundle before the 9 Series launch that included a backpack and bucket hat for £40, which customers can claim back when purchasing the OnePlus 9 Series phones. Head to OnePlus to check it out.
How much does the OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro cost?
The OnePlus 9 phones are more expensive than the 8T. The base OnePlus 9 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs £629, making it £80 more expensive than the equivalent 8T model, which cost £549. The OnePlus 9 is also £30 higher than the OnePlus 8 base model, which cost £599 at launch.
See the full pricing below:
OnePlus 9 Pro
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage - £829 - Available in Morning Mist and Stellar Black
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage - £929 - Available in Pine Green
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage - £629 - Available in Astral Black and Arctic Sky
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage - £729 - Available in Winter Mist
Where to buy the OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro SIM-Free
John Lewis is offering a free Google Nest mini with 9 Pro purchases.
Where to buy the OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro on contract
Three will be the only network provider in the UK to carry the OnePlus 9 Pro, though it won't be carrying the OnePlus 9. Plans start at £29 upfront and £51 per month for 4GB data and include a free pair of OnePlus Buds and OnePlus charger. See all OnePlus 9 Pro plans on Three
We're separately looking at the best OnePlus 8T deals here.