With the previous Oppo devices that have been launched, the company has focused on the selfie-ready feature. Now, with the announcement of the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus in China, the company probably aims to take the whole selfie craze to a completely another level.
As reported earlier, each device in the Oppo R9 series was expected to boast of a 16MP camera on the front. Yes, you read that right! And now after the launch, it can be confirmed that the handset has indeed landed with the massive front-facing imager.
As for the primary cameras, the R9 model features a 13MP snapper while the R9 Plus houses a 16MP camera on the back as reported by GSM Arena. Furthermore, the standard model in the series while being the smaller variant, sports a 5.5-inch FullHD AMOLED display embedded within a 151.8mm x 74.3mm x 6.6mm chassis. Under the hood resides a Mediatek Helio P10 processor with 4GB RAM and the internal storage reads out to be 64GB. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB, with the device featuring a microSD card slot.
The R9 Plus features a 6-inch FullHD AMOLED Display and comes powered by a Snapdragon 652 chipset, 4GB RAM and storage beginning at 64GB along with the option of 128GB for potential buyers. There is a microSD card slot as well and it doubles up as a second-SIM slot. The primary camera on this variant extends support for 4K video recording.
Each device also features a fingerprint sensor and arrives with 4G LTE support. What fans may not appreciate is that the devices run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, when we are already on the brink of ushering in the era of Android N.
As noted by Stuff, the Oppo R9 should become available starting March 24 and will retail for US$430 (AU$570). The Oppo R9 Plus will hit stores in China on April 12 for US$510 (AU$670).