As promised, OPPO earlier today has launched the brand new R9 smartphone series in its home country of China. True to the rumors that we’ve heard prior of its launch, the OPPO R9 actually comes in two different variants: the standard R9 and R9 Plus – just like its predecessor, the R7 series.
The standard R9 is equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display which has a pixel density of 401ppi and screen-to-body ratio of 77.68%. Powered by a 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 octa-core processor, it also contains 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage alongside a hybrid SIM card slot that supports microSD with storage of up to 128GB.
Photography-wise, the R9 is equipped with a 13-megapixels PDAF camera on its rear as well as an LED flash, 5-elements f/2.2 lens. Interestingly, R9’s front camera has a higher resolution than its rear camera at 16-megapixels together with 5-elements f/2.0 lens. Completing R9’s general hardware package is a 2,850 mAh battery.
As for the bigger R9 Plus model, it features a 6-inch full HD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 367 ppi and screen-to-body ratio on 79.3%. With 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor as its brain, the R9 Plus also has 4GB RAM and support for microSD card just like the standard R9 but at the same time, users can to get their hands on the phone with either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
The R9 Plus is also equipped with 16-megapixels Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF capability and six-elements lens on its rear camera alongside an LED flash. Its front camera is similar to R9 though with 16-megapixels sensor and 5-elements f/2.0 lens. Last but not least, the R9 Plus carries a higher capacity battery than the standard R9 at 4,120 mAh.
Pre-installed with the new ColorOS 3.0 on top of its Android 5.1 operating system which is said to be lighter, faster, and more stable, both the standard R9 and R9 Plus features OPPO’s renowned VOOC fast charging technology but not the newly announced Super VOOC though. Additionally, they also comes with fingerprint sensor that is integrated into their home button.
In terms of pricing, the standard R9 model goes for CNY 2,799 (about RM 1,750) while the 64GB variant of R9 Plus is listed at CNY 3,299 (about RM 2,065). At this moment, OPPO Malaysia has yet to reveal if the company will release both models in our market although we already been informed early on that the R9 Series will be making its way to Malaysia in mid-April.
(Source: OPPO China)