Similar to its predecessor, the Oppo R7 Series, Oppo R9 series will also be offered in two different versions in what are known as the standard Oppo R9 and Oppo R9 Plus.
The standard Oppo R9 will come with a 5.5-inches AMOLED display that has the capability to display up to 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, with 401 ppi pixel density and a 77.68% screen-to-body ratio. The main processor used here is the 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 octa-core processor and the phone also comes with 4GB of RAM, and an internal storage of 64GB, which can be upgraded up to 128GB by utilizing a hybrid SIM card slot that also supports microSD cards. Camera-wise, the Oppo R9 comes with a 13-megapixel PDAF camera on the back with LED flash, 5-elements, f/2.2 aperture lens while the camera on the front is equipped with a higher megapixel camera. Oppo R9’s front camera is treated with a 16-megapixel camera with 5-elements and f/2.0 aperture lens.
The Oppo R9 Plus, the bigger version of the R9 series, will come with 6-inches AMOLED display that has the capability to display up to 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, with 367 ppi and 79.3% screen-to-body ratio. It uses 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core as its main processor and the phone also comes with 4GB of RAM with the similar support for microSD cards just like the Oppo R9. However, the user has a choice to choose between 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space for the Oppo R9 Plus model. Similar to the standard Oppo R9, the front camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel camera with 5-elements and f/2.0 aperture lens, but the back camera is given an upgrade with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF capability, six element lens, and LED flash feature.
Claimed by Oppo to be lighter, faster, and more stable, both the standard Oppo R9 and Oppo R9 Plus has also been installed with the new ColorOS 3.0, Oppo’s proprietary custom user interface, on top of the existing Android 5.1 Lollipop.
In terms of pricing, the standard Oppo R9 is expected to be priced at Chinese Yuan 2799 which is roughly RM1750 in Malaysia while the 64GB version of the Oppo R9 Plus is expected to be priced at Chinese Yuan 3299, which is roughly RM2065.
Other specifications that are not mentioned above for the standard Oppo R9 are:
- Height: 151.8 mm
- Width: 74.3 mm
- Thickness: 6.6 mm
- Weight: 145 g
- Available Colours: Rose Gold and Gold
- GPU: Mali T860
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2850 mAh with VOOC, Oppo’s fast charging technology
- Screen: Gorilla Glass 4, supports Gloved and Wet Touch input
- Video: Record 1080p and 720p videos
- Sensors: Distance sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, and E-compass