The Oppo R9s has been leaked many times, and Oppo has finally given a launch date for the upcoming device. Set to be unveiled on the 19th of October next week, the successor to the Oppo R9 will be equipped with Sony’s latest IMX398 sensor, which is said to be similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge‘s fast dual-pixel cameras.
According to the source of the information, the Sony IMX398 sensor is a 16MP shooter complete with dual-pixel technology; it also has an impressive aperture of f/1.7. If this information is legitimate, this would mean the Oppo R9s’ camera has the same aperture and dual-pixel technology as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 duo. Then again, the camera performance of the R9s may not match Samsung’s offering, although this still remains to be seen.
Aside from the launch date and supposed specifications of the Oppo R9s’ camera, other rumoured hardware of the device include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 64GB of internal storage, as well as a 3,010mAh battery with Oppo’s Super VOOC fast charging technology. Other than that, there will also be a bigger variant of the device aptly named the Oppo R9s Plus; it’s not known if it will have beefier hardware in comparison to the smaller R9s.
However, as these specifications of the Oppo R9s did not come from Oppo itself, they will remain as rumours until the company confirm them. After all, some details may be lost in translation as well. Regardless, all will be revealed on 19 October.