It was the crazy rumor of the last few weeks. It concerned the new models of OnePlus 9: the Sino-Finnish brand would equip its smartphones with a Leica photographic module. Today, a well-known leaker says it is not.
Could OnePlus take a leap forward in photography by collaborating with Leica? It’s the crazy rumor of the last few weeks which today takes a hell of a beating in the wing. Indeed, Max Jambor, the most reliable leaker regarding the brand, indicates that nothing is planned in this direction.
He posted a message on Twitter categorically denying this noise from the hallway. Plus, he finds it absurd:
“I don’t know who started this rumor, but OnePlus has NOT signed a partnership with Leica regarding the OnePlus 9 sensor.
This rumor is false. I want to say it clearly, since I’ve seen it go around so many times. ”
I don’t know who started this rumor, but OnePlus is NOT in a partnership with Leica regarding the OnePlus 9 Series cameras.
This rumor is false. I wanted to get this cleared as I have read about it multiple times now.
– Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) January 7, 2021
The rumor in question had been started by Teme, another well-followed leaker, who had tweeted in this direction.
Huawei- LeicaOnePlus- LeicaNokia- ZeissVivo- Zeiss Who takes Hasselblad🤔
– Teme (特米) 😷 (@ RODENT950) December 17, 2020
Max Jambor is not saying that this partnership will never happen, just that the OnePlus 9 will not be affected. A news which is a little disappointing, the photo part being the Achilles heel of the brand’s smartphones, and has always been.
The OnePlus 9 unveiled in March
The next OnePlus should be unveiled during the month of March, according to the latest leaks. Three models would be planned: the OnePlus 9, the 9 Pro and the 9 Lite. The OnePlus 9 would have a 6.55-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 HZ. The 9 Pro would adopt a 6.7 or 6.8 inch AMOLED panel at 1440p but still at 120 Hz. The three models would be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and would host a digital camera with a main sensor of 50 megapixels.
Also read – OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro: price, release date, technical sheet, all you need to know
The brand’s latest top-of-the-line, the OnePlus 8T, convinced us overall, but we noted some weakness in the camera (which remained very correct). The Leica rumor therefore suggested an improvement on this point. It could happen even without the help of the German optical giant if OnePlus seriously deals with the subject.