Pete Lau says OnePlus 9 series preorders are far outpacing previous phones

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What you need to know

  • The OnePlus 9 series is off to a great start.
  • Pete Lau has revealed that OnePlus 9 series day one preorders were 324% higher than last year's OnePlus 8 series.
  • Both phones will be available to purchase in the U.S. starting April 2.

The new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are undoubtedly two of the most impressive Android phones that have been launched so far this year. While they are more expensive than their predecessors, both phones offer a slew of notable upgrades that help justify the price increase. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has now revealed that the latest OnePlus 9 series phones secured a whopping 324% more preorders on day one than last year's OnePlus 8 series.

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The numbers certainly don't come as a surprise, since OnePlus finally fixed the worst thing about its phones with the new OnePlus 9 series. Both phones feature Hasselblad cameras, which deliver camera performance that is on par with the best Android phones out there.

What remains to be seen is if the OnePlus 9 series can continue the strong momentum in India, where the phones cost 16% more than their predecessors. Thanks to the much more affordable OnePlus 9R, however, the company could still continue to dominate the country's premium smartphone segment in 2021. Unlike the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, the 9R won't be launched in North America. It is expected to go up for preorder in India sometime next month.

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro will be available in stores starting April 2. While the OnePlus 9 starts at $729, the OnePlus 9 Pro starts at $969 in the U.S.

Babu Mohan
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    If the new Sony is still not fully supported in the USA...then I guess I will stick with my 8T until...???
    Nothing out there interests me at all anymore. They're all the same...barely indistinguishable from one another.
    Aesthetics (along with many other build concerns) is very important to me and the Sony Xperia 1's look the best to me, and have all the proper sensors in the right places. They still have a 3.5 jack, notification LED, FRONT FACING stereo speakers, NO hole punches, tear drops, or notches. Looking forward to factual specs and release dates. Here's hoping!