A new OnePlus smartphone sporting the model number MT2111 model number has received approval from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). While there is no word on the name of the device, the timing suggests that the smartphone in question is the OnePlus 9 RT. The BIS listing does not give us insight into the specifications of the device.
OnePlus could launch the OnePlus 9 RT in India and China in October, as per a report by Android Central. The OnePlus smartphone will be launched in select markets only, as per the report. The upcoming OnePlus smartphone is expected to offer a high refresh rate display and fast charging support. It is expected to ship with Android 12 out of the box.
OnePlus 9 RT Specs and Launch Date
As for the hardware on offer, the OnePlus 9 RT uses the 9R as a foundation, so it will feature the same 120Hz AMOLED panel, a higher-binned version of the Snapdragon 870 — it isn’t getting the Snapdragon 888 — and a 4500mAh battery with 65W charging.
There will be camera-focused upgrades, with the phone picking up the 50MP Sony IMX766 that’s featured in the OnePlus 9 series as well as the Nord 2. While the sensor served as the wide-angle lens on the OnePlus 9 series, it became the primary module on the Nord 2, and that will be the case on the OnePlus 9 RT as well.
As for availability, the OnePlus 9 RT will debut in India and China, similar to the 9R. There will not be another offering in the numbered flagship series in Europe or North America this year, and that makes sense when you look at how OnePlus is positioning itself in these markets.