Considered the successor to last year’s Oppo R7, the Oppo R9 is a soon-to-be-unveiled smartphone that boasts high-end specs, but one that will likely not command high-end price.
It is speculated that the 5.5-inch smartphone will be launched along side a bigger variant, the Oppo R9 Plus with a 6-inch display.
The behemoth, which may also be seen as a replacement flagship for the popular Find 7 from nearly two years ago, is expected to feature QHD display, heavy-duty cameras and latest, top-end Qualcomm processor. Here’s the much we have gathered about the Oppo R9 at this time.
Design and Display
Teasers from Oppo reveal the R9 will be an attractively svelte device. One of the images released shows the handset has a metal body with gold finish and curved edges.
Oppo R9 is expected to pack a 6-inch capacitive touchscreen with a jaw-dropping resolution of 2,560 x 1,400 pixels. With a high pixel density closing in on 500 ppi, this display promises awesome movie watching and gaming experience.
Available information suggests the Oppo R9 will be a camera-focused phablet. It is expected to pack a humongous 21-megapixel sensor from Sony on the rear. This will have phase detection autofocus, LED flash and 2K (2,160p) video recording capability.
The powerful primary shooter is complemented by a very robust 13-megapixel front-facing snapper. Selfie lovers should expect to get well served by this unit, at least on paper.
Hardware and Software
Rumours have it that the Oppo R9 will be driven by top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which runs along at speeds of up to 2.15 GHz and is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU.
The sturdy CPU will be provided strong backing by ample 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM. Onboard storage capacity is abundant at 64 GB and this can be expanded with a microSD card. Oppo’s Color OS based on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow will provide the platform for the R9 to run on.
The Oppo R9 will come with a large 3,700mAh Li-Polymer battery. It is being said this powerful juicer may support the Chinese company’s new Super VOOC fast charging technology announced at MWC 2016. This lightning-fast technology will supposedly get you a full charge in just 15 minutes!
The dual-SIM phablet will support 4G LTE connectivity. Buyers will also get Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot for wireless connectivity. The Oppo R9 will expectedly feature a fingerprint scanner as well.
Pricing & Availability
The Oppo R9 and Oppo R9 Plus will be launched on March 17, 2016. There is no word yet on pricing for the two devices.
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