Some OnePlus 9 Pro owners are experiencing overheating issues

OnePlus is already working on a fix.

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Several OnePlus 9 Pro owners are experiencing overheating issues with their devices.
Most owners claim the phone starts overheating when using the camera.
OnePlus is aware of the issue and plans to resolve it with a software update.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is, without a doubt, one of the best Android phones launched so far this year, offering nearly everything you would expect from a 2021 flagship. Unfortunately, however, a large number of OnePlus 9 Pro users are reporting overheating problems with their devices.

As spotted by the folks over at Android Police, many OnePlus 9 Pro owners have complained about the issue on Twitter and the company’s official support forum. In most cases, OnePlus 9 Pro users get an overheating warning when using the camera app. Surprisingly, the overheating warning can sometimes appear even when attempting to take a photo outside. We can confirm that our OnePlus 9 Pro review unit also suffers from the same issue. Our very own Harish Jonnalagadda noted in his review of the phone:

The OnePlus 9 Pro overheated when I was setting up the phone, and it got to a point where I wasn’t able to launch the camera and the chipset automatically throttled to control the heat. Thankfully, this wasn’t a problem following the initial setup, but the last time I ran into this particular issue was on a Sony Xperia Z five years ago.

OnePlus has confirmed to The Verge that it is aware of the issue and is working on a fix, which is expected to be rolled out via updates "over the next few weeks." What is unclear at this point, however, is if it is a widespread issue or only limited to a small number of OnePlus 9 Pro devices.

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