The time for open secrets is over — OnePlus has just announced its new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones during a streamed launch event this morning. As expected, OnePlus is partnering with legendary camera maker Hasselblad. The partnership will eventually see the two companies jointly developing new kinds of camera hardware. For now, though, the OnePlus 9 series should benefit from advanced color calibration, resulting in more accurate, natural-looking tones in photos taken with both devices.
The OnePlus 9 Pro uses a 48-megapixel sensor co-developed with Sony as its main shooter, and it’s flanked by a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto with a 3.3x optical zoom range. The highlight here is the ultra-wide lens. OnePlus claims it’s one of the largest sensors in a smartphone. What’s more, the company has found a way to significantly reduce edge distortion. That’s something you’ll see when shooting architecture. Photos from the OnePlus 9 Pro’s ultra-wide camera won’t have warped lines.