Oppo has officially launched its latest smartphones in the R9 series today at an event in Shanghai, China. Oppo R9s and R9s Plus join R9 and R9 Plus, which were announced in March. Oppo R9s and R9s Plus are being announced as flagship cameras with 16MP sensor on the back and front. Oppo has been lately flooding the smartphone market with camera-centric devices and has in fact succeeded to top its peers when it comes to the camera alone. Oppo is also achieving significant market share on the back of similar marketing strategy and attractive price point.
The Oppo R9s has a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a fingerprint scanner on the front, and a 3,010 mAh battery with VOOC fast charge. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Color OS 3.0 on top.Its dimensions are 153 x 74.3 x 6.58 mm, and it weighs 145g. Oppo says the R9s has 1.66m side bezels and a 77.5% screen-to-body ratio.
On the other hand, the R9s Plus is bigger, coming with a 6-inch 1080p touchscreen with 1.78mm side bezels and a 79% screen-to-body ratio. This model is powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 653 SoC, aided by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, once again expandable through a hybrid dual-SIM / microSD slot. The R9s Plus has a 4,000 mAh battery; its dimensions are 163.63 x 80.8 x
Both phones can receive a charge that’s good for two hours of talk time in just five minutes plugged in. For both, the rear camera features Sony’s IMX398 sensor with dual-focus that’s 40% faster than phase detection autofocus. 7.35 mm, and it weighs 185g. The rest of its specs are identical to the R9s’.
The R9s will become available in China on October 28 for CNY 2,799 price tag. It will be offered in black, gold, and rose gold. The R9s Plus will set you back CNY 3,499 when it goes on sale in December (that’s $519 or €473). The R9 was sold outside of China as the Oppo F1 Plus, but it’s still unclear if the R9s will transform into an F1s Plus for international markets.