OPPO at Beijing Spring Festival 2016 in China on Thursday unveiled the much-anticipated R9 and R9 Plus smartphones, both smartphones were also just listed online by Oppomart that gave us the more details of upcoming devices.
The Oppo R9 priced at CNY 2,799 – approximately $431 USD and Oppo R9 Plus priced at CNY 3,299 – approximately $508 USD. Both devices will go on sale in China starting 12th April 2016 and comes in White, Gold and Rose color variants. Unfortunately, the company has not detailed any availability for markets outside China.
Oppo R9 with full metal body design, light in weight with only 1.66 mm ultra-narrow border looks fantastic. It features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution that can translate a higher pixel density of 403ppi and screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.8 GHz clubbed with Mali-T860 GPU; 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that also supports MicroSD card to add more memory.
On camera front, R9 flaunts a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with dual hybrid AF system, fast focusing speed along with anti-shake 2.0 to capture blur free images.
The front camera of R9 reaches up to 16-megapixel 1.3″ sensor with company’s own self perfection technology to improve ISO sensitivity, noise and extra lights for better self-portraits. Along with that there is also new Beauty 4.0 in-built camera feature to enhance your selfie, Panorama mode and user can combine up to three different canvases in one still to capture wide group selfie in single frame.
The handset also features a fingerprint sensor located on Home button which claims to unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds. It packs in 2850mAh battery under the hood with VOOC fast charging technology.
The Oppo R9 Plus, which share similar specifications as R9. The biggest difference is the screen size, the R9 Plus features a 6.0-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and convey a pixel density of 386ppi. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 64-bit processor clubbed with Adreno 510 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. The handset packs in huge 4120mAh battery under the hood with Super VOOC Rapid charging technology.
Talking about the imaging features of the Oppo R9 Plus, it flaunts a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor on front and back both sides with f/2.0 aperture and Beauty 4.0 to click wonderful selfies. Both the smartphones run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based on Color OS 3.0 out of the box. On connectivity front, both devices sports 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and microUSB 2.0 options.