Just yesterday, OPPO India teased the launch of a new F series smartphone in India, the F9 Pro. A new report has surfaced on the web today, which claims to shed light on the hardware specifications of the smartphone.
OPPO F9 Pro: Leaked Specifications, Features
Going by the latest leak, OPPO F9 Pro will come with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display featuring 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a pixel density of 400 PPI. It will also have a notch similar to the Essential Phone, something that we haven’t seen on a smartphone launched in India yet. In terms of performance, the F9 Pro will not be very different from the F7 or even the RealMe 1. It will be running on the same MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC as those devices, clocked at 2 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. When it comes to multitasking, the F9 Pro should be superior to the OPPO F7 4GB RAM variant and the RealMe 1, thanks to it being equipped with 6GB of RAM. However, OPPO isn’t the best Android OEM out there when it comes to memory management on its devices, so the F9 Pro may not offer best-in-class multitasking despite packing 6GB of RAM. As far as storage is concerned, the 91Mobiles report claims the F9 Pro will come with 128GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB.
In the camera department, OPPO F9 Pro will feature a 16MP + 16MP dual-camera setup on the back with an LED flash and AI-powered features like AI scene detection, AI Portrait Mode, and more. For selfies, the F9 Pro will have a 25MP snapper on the front, just like the F7. Connectivity-wise, expect the F9 Pro to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G VoLTE. Battery life is likely to be more or less identical to the F7, thanks to the F9 Pro being equipped with the same 3400mAh capacity battery. However, unlike the OPPO F7, the 91Mobiles report claims the F9 Pro will come with fast charging support. The F9 Pro is also expected to include a fingerprint sensor on the back. In terms of software, the F9 Pro will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.0 out of the box.
OPPO F9 Pro: Launch Date
Since OPPO India has started teasing the F9 Pro on social media, we can expect the company to confirm the release date of the smartphone very soon. The smartphone is likely to be launched in India within the next week or two.
OPPO F9 Pro: Expected Price in India
According to the 91Mobiles report, OPPO F9 Pro could be priced at Rs.29,990 in India. Of course, we will need to wait until the formal launch event to learn the official pricing of the smartphone in the country. That said, going by the rumored specifications of the smartphone, we think there is a good chance OPPO will price the F9 Pro only slightly above the Rs.25,000 mark instead of pricing it dangerously close to devices like the Honor 10 and ASUS ZenFone 5Z.