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The best OnePlus 9 deals and OnePlus 9 Pro deals for May 2022

A brand new pair of Android flagships has just landed and we're on hand to show you where to bag the best OnePlus 9 deals right here on this page. If you're an Android aficionado then you won't want to sleep on these devices - they're packed to the brim with new features, which we'll also be breaking down in a full specs overview here too.

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Coming hot on the heels of January's Samsung Galaxy S21 range, the OnePlus 9 is the second big phone launch this year, and very much looking to capture that high-end Android market share from the usual Samsung and Google suspects. OnePlus as a company has been rapidly expanding its lineup to include more budget-orientated and mid-range offerings, but with the OnePlus 9 we're back to where it all started for the company - a high-end, but great value flagship device.

Retailing at $729 for the standard OnePlus 9 model, and at $1,069 for the larger and more premium OnePlus 9 Pro model means this new range sits at around the same price as the latest iPhone 12 series from Apple and the Galaxy S21 range from Samsung - its main rivals. This isn't too unusual, based on the fact OnePlus devices, in general, have been getting more expensive at each iteration, but it does break away from the brands' original modus operandi of offering premium devices, but at a lower cost than the more established brands.

The main killer new feature for the OnePlus 9 is the camera - co-developed with the well-established brand Hasselblad and one that the company is eager to mention is their best yet. With some hefty triple and quad lenses, a huge Sony sensor, and a host of smart computational photography features, it's definitely looking like a strong competitor for those who value a good snapper on their devices. As you'd expect, the OnePlus 9 range also fully supports 5G cellular capabilities - a feature that's becoming commonplace for most flagships across all brands.

This week's best OnePlus 9 deals

OnePlus 9 (unlocked) | $729.99

OnePlus 9 (unlocked) | $729.99 $599 at OnePlus
OnePlus itself always has devices in stock with varying trade-in rates - which is always recommended if you're looking to pick up a new device. As of writing, this retailer is also offering an exclusive deal for T-Mobile devices, with the option to score a OnePlus 9 for absolutely free without the need for a trade. You will need a new line on a pricey Magenta Max plan, however, so bear that in mind.

OnePlus 9 deals: what you need to know

OnePlus 9 5G: specs

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OS: Android 11 | Screen size: 6.55-inch AMOLED, 120Hz| Resolution: 1080 x 2400 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | Memory: 8 / 12GB | Weight: 192g |Storage: 128 / 256GB| Battery: 4,500mAh | Rear camera: 48MP main / 50MP ultrawide / 2MP monochrome| Front camera: 16MP 

The standard OnePlus 9 is the cheaper of the two new devices from the well-known Chinese brand, alongside the more premium OnePlus 9 Pro. That said, a host of upgrades to both the external design and internal components easily make it the most premium 'standard' device yet from the brand - and the most expensive.

Retailing at $729 for the baseline 8GB RAM / 128GB storage version means it's in direct competition to the big boys now - the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Apple iPhone 12. As you'd expect from OnePlus, however, there's a ton of tech packed under the hood with these latest devices that still look to make it a good value device.

Key upgrades include the new camera system - co-developed with Swedish brand Hasselblad, which OnePlus is eager to claim is their best one yet. With a 48MP main lens, 50MP ultra-wide lens, huge Sony sensor, and new color calibration tech, this system is definitely looking very impressive indeed for still shots but it's also capable of 8K video at 30fps now - a first from the brand.

It's not all about the new camera, however, both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro also pack in the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor - a chip that's 25% faster than its predecessor - and new Fluid 2.0 display technology, which supposedly dramatically improves screen responsiveness. That new chip also enables 5G connectivity, as well as much faster charging thanks to the new 'Warpcharge' feature.

Oh, and the OnePlus 9 is also available in two colors at launch - Astral Black and Winter Mist, with another blue color variant coming somewhere down the line.

Read more in our OnePlus 9 review.

This week's best OnePlus 9 Pro deals

OnePlus 9 Pro (unlocked) | $1,069

OnePlus 9 Pro (unlocked) | $1,069 $799 at OnePlus
OnePlus has recently cut the upfront price on the 9 Pro down to just $799 - an absolute steal when you consider that's the same price as an iPhone 13 at launch. As always, devices are in stock at OnePlus itself and the retailer is also offering fairly competitive trade-in rates, should you want to drive that cost down further.

OnePlus 9 Pro deals: what you need to know

OnePlus 9 Pro: specs

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OS: Android 11 | Screen size: 6.7-inch Flexible OLED, 120Hz| Resolution: 1440 x 3216 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | Memory: 8 / 12GB | Weight: 197g |Storage: 128 / 256GB| Battery: 4,500mAh | Rear camera: 48MP main / 50MP ultrawide / 8MP telephoto / 2MP monochrome| Front camera: 16MP 

The second and most premium device of the two OnePlus 9 series is the OnePlus 9 Pro - a slightly larger, slightly slicker, and expanded out flagship that's packing in both internal and external upgrades over the standard device.

Design-wise, the OnePlus 9 Pro stands out from the standard OnePlus 8 with its distinctive curved glass design, which carries on the design language established by its 7 Pro and 8 Pro predecessors. 

Having a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED screen enables the OnePlus 9 Pro to reach a whopping 2k resolution at 120Hz - a first for the company. The addition of the new LTPO technology supposedly also means much lower power consumption and better responsiveness all around, despite the 8 Pro only having the same 4,500mAH battery as the standard OnePlus 9.

A few other key upgrades include an extra 8MP telephoto lens for that fancy new Hasselblad co-design camera array, and also the ability to shoot 4K video at a hefty 120 FPS. 

Of course, all that top-end tech will cost a premium, and this device comes in at $1,069 at launch. For context, that's around $70 more expensive than the iPhone 12 Pro and Galaxy S21 Plus at launch, although the latter can often be picked up for much cheaper right now so it's probably fairer to compare the OnePlus 9 Pro to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - a very, very good Android device.

Read more in our OnePlus 9 Pro review.

Alex Whitelock
Alex Whitelock

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.