A OnePlus 9 prototype reportedly bought for $6,000 on eBay

oneplus 9 prototype ebay

  • An eBay consumer has bought what’s claimed to be a OnePlus 9 prototype for $6,000.
  • The gadget seems to be one from an earlier leak.
  • Don’t be shocked if OnePlus turns the telephone right into a paperweight.

Do not forget that mid-December leak showing to indicate reside photographs of the OnePlus 9? It’s again — and the gadget might need modified palms. XDA‘s Mishaal Rahman and Android Police report that eBay consumer Shamete1 was itemizing the prototype telephone at public sale and bought it for $6,000.

The eBay photographs are of the identical OnePlus 9 unit proven in a PhoneArena leak, simply with out the watermarks. They level to a comparatively conservative design tweak versus the 8T, with essentially the most conspicuous change being a big digicam bump with three lenses and “Extremely Shot” branding (probably an echo of Oppo’s “Extremely Regular”). Earlier rumors had the telephone utilizing 48MP major and ultra-wide cameras in addition to a smaller, third rear sensor.

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The vendor additionally briefly included photographs exhibiting the OnePlus 9 working the most recent, Android 11-based model of Oxygen OS, though these photographs have since been deleted from the eBay itemizing (possible for together with gadget identifiers).

It’s not sure if the eBay gadget was genuine. It’s attainable somebody had the unedited leak photographs and merely used these to rip-off would-be OnePlus 9 consumers on eBay. This was a particularly dangerous buy even when the telephone is actual, although. As Shamete1 warned, OnePlus is free to do what it needs — it might remotely disable the telephone or ship regulation enforcement after the customer.

Nonetheless actual this {hardware} is likely to be, you’ll possible need to be affected person for any type of affirmation. Rumors don’t have OnePlus releasing the 9 till mid-March. That’s additionally assuming there aren’t any modifications. Whereas many telephone makers lock down their designs within the closing months earlier than launch, we are able to’t utterly rule out last-minute tweaks.

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