The latest OnePlus 9 leak shows the phone in three colors and suggests that it could have a plastic chassis.
This image has been shared on Twitter by well-known leak source Ishan Agarwal, and they match previous rumors.
According to Agarwal, the available colors will be black, blue and purple. We can also see a flat screen with a hole-punch camera in the upper left corner, while around the rear is a Hasselblad-branded triple-lens camera, a partnership OnePlus has already confirmed.
Interestingly, there are no antenna bands on the chassis, suggesting that it is made of plastic. Antenna strips are a necessary feature in metal chassis, because the signal cannot easily pass through metal, but they are not necessary with plastic.
Agarwal suggests this means that the frame is plastic, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard of something like this. However, the question we ask ourselves is what the back is made of.
It’s impossible to say for sure from the pictures, but if OnePlus has opted for a plastic frame, the company may have opted for a plastic back as well, especially since the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a plastic back.