Oppo Unwraps its Selfie Smartphones R9 And R9 Plus In China

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The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has showcased its new selfie-centered high-end smartphones Oppo R9 and R9 Plus in its motherland, China. Both the devices sports an identical metal-clad design and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop based Color OS 3.0. Like Samsung Galaxy S7, these two smartphones also integrate home button with a fingerprint sensor.


Under the hood, Oppo R9 comes fitted with an octa-core Helio P10 chipset in which half the cores are ticking at 2GHz while remaining four are at 1GHz. On the other hand, its taller sibling features a 64-bit Snapdragon 652 chipset which consists of four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and other four Cortex A-53 enthralling at 1.2GHz. Both the smartphones features 4GB RAM and 64B ROM with an additional hybrid microSD card support up to 128GB.

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The Oppo R9 houses a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display with minimal 1.66mm bezel on the sides. Similarly, the Oppo R9 flashes a 6-inch 1080P AMOLED display with 79.3 percent body-to-screen ratio. Both R9 and R9 Plus sports a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 78.1-degree wide-angle lens as per company claims.

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The only major difference in optics of both the phones is in their rear camera. Oppo R9 comes with 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5P element lens, LED Flash, and also support 4K video recording. The Plus variant comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, and LED Flash.

Key Specifications and Features:

Model Oppo R9 Oppo R9 Plus
Display 5-Inch, AMOLED Display, 1080p FHD resolution 5-Inch, LCD Display, 720p HD resolution
Processor Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)SoC; 700MHz Mali T860MP2 GPU Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC; Adreno 510 GPU
Internal Storage 64GB, microSD card supported up to 128 GB 64GB, microSD card supported up to 128 GB
Software Android Lollipop with Color 3.0 UI Android Lollipop with Color 3.0 UI
Primary Camera 13MP, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, LED Flash, 80.6-degree wide-angle lens, 4K video recording 16MP rear camera with Sony IMX298, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, LED Flash
Secondary Camera 6MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 78.1-degree wide-angle lens 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 78.1-degree wide-angle lens
Battery 2,850mAh with VOOC flash charge 4120mAh battery with VOOC flash Charge
Others 4G, Dual SIM LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS 4G, Dual SIM LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
Price 2799 Yuan (28754 approx.) 3299 Yuan (Rs. 33860 approx.)


Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat

Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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