OnePlus 9RT: a top that lacks nothing

OnePlus 9RT is an unquestionably complete smartphone that, in fact, is halfway between the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Here's what makes it interesting

OnePlus 9RT has been official for a few hours now along with the ANC-enabled OnePlus Buds Z2. It's a smartphone that we would consider high-end if there weren't just slightly more complete products, but the technical value of the new OnePlus baby is not in question, so if you consider it a top of the line you don't end up too far from the truth.

The new Chinese smartphone has a Fluid AMOLED display that comes from the factories of Samsung - which certainly in terms of screens has little to learn and much to teach - with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, then able to make the best during the most hectic games and offer the user a satisfying and enjoyable viewing experience in almost every field of use. The memories of OnePlus 9RT do not lack in speed and even in capacity, but despite this the company allows you to draw, if necessary, to 7 GB of virtual RAM. Important is the 65-watt fast charging that allows a full charge in less than half an hour.

OnePlus 9RT, what it looks like

OnePlus 9RT has Qualcomm's advanced Snapdragon 888 chip, along with 8 or 12 GB of RAM of the fastest type on the market (LPDDR5) and 128 or 256 GB of storage, also very fast (UFS 3.1) but lacking expansion capability.

The OnePlus 9RT's display is a 6.62-inch Fluid AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution in a 20:9 aspect ratio with 120 Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3 color gamut, peak brightness of 1,300 nits and with protection offered by Corning's Gorilla Glass. Underneath is the fingerprint sensor.

Four cameras featured on the OnePlus 9RT. One on the front 16 MP with a Sony IMX471 sensor, three on the back with the main 50 MP f/1.88 Sony IMX766, a 16 MP f/2.25 ultra wide angle and finally a 2 MP macro sensor for close-up photos of subjects. Video in 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps or in 720p at 480 fps.

Nourishing, as per tradition for OnePlus phones, the connectivity compartment. The OnePlus 9RT possesses 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC. It lacks an audio jack input, a constant in the latest mid- to high-end products, but there are stereo system speakers with Dolby Altmos.

The OnePlus 9RT's battery is 4,500 mAh, neither a lot nor too much, but to cope with any circumstance there is the 65-watt (10 volts and 6.5 amps) Warp Charge 65T fast charging. The user interface is based on Android 11 but Android 12 will certainly come.

Dimensions of 162.2 × 74.6 × 8.29 mm, weight of 198.5 grams.

OnePlus 9RT, how much does it cost

OnePlus 9RT has been made official in China and for the moment availability is limited to the local market, where it will go on sale from October 19. At the current exchange rate, the 8+128 GB variant costs the equivalent of 440 euros, the 8+256 GB variant the equivalent of 469 euros and finally the 12+256 GB variant around 509 euros.

Traditionally, OnePlus' "R" series is destined for the Chinese and Indian markets, so it will come to Italy should the company decide to reverse this trend. If it did, it would do so at higher prices than those converted to euros due to taxes and logistics costs.