The OnePlus 9 Series is official. The 9 Pro went on sale on 31 March, and now the standard OnePlus 9 is also available to buy as of 26 April.
Those trading in their old phone towards a new OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro can now get an additional £60 on top of the standard trade-in value (more on this below). Here, we're rounding up all the best offers on the OnePlus 9 range phones.
A little background on the OnePlus 9 series...
The OnePlus 9 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.
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.
Can you buy the OnePlus 9 on contract?
Three is the only confirmed contract provider for the OnePlus 9 phones. Right now, it's only offering the OnePlus 9 Pro. If that changes, we'll update this article with contract deals. In the meantime, see our round up of the best SIM-only deals, and the best cheap SIM-only deals.
Where to buy the OnePlus 9 SIM-free - Best deals
We're comparing SIM-free across those retailers below:
OnePlus 9 trade-in deals
If you buy the OnePlus 9 directly from OnePlus, you can get an additional £60 on top of the current trade-in value for your phone. The extra trade-in offer applies to any OnePlus 9 handset purchased between 21 April and 10 May. See how much your old phone is worth at OnePlus.
You can also get up to £400 when you trade-in via Amazon.
Best Oneplus 9 Pro SIM-free deals
OnePlus is also offering the £60 bonus trade-in on OnePlus 9 Pro purchases also until 10 May. See how much your old phone is worth at OnePlus.
Amazon is offering up to £400 off the OnePlus 9 Pro when you trade in your old phone.
Best OnePlus 9 Pro contract deals - Free Fitbit Versa 3 & more with Three
Three is the only network provider in the UK to carry the OnePlus 9 Pro, though it currently isn't offering the OnePlus 9.
The network's current Big Tech Giveaway promotion bundles free Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, JBL Xtreme 3, Fitbit Versa 3, or Beats Powerbeats Pro when you opt for unlimited data for £57 per month and £29 upfront).
There are cheaper plans too, of course. Three's 9 Pro plans start at £29 upfront and £42 per month for 1GB data, though we'd recommend the 4GB plan for £46 per month instead (same upfront cost) for a bit more value.
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