Earlier this week, OPPO had released a new teaser image which suggested the upcoming F9 smartphone will come in a Sunrise Red color option with a gradient design. A hands-on image of the Sunrise Red color has now leaked online, while the Starry Purple and Twilight Blue color variants have been officially teased by OPPO Malaysia on Twitter.
OPPO F9: Three Color Variants Teased Ahead of Launch, Sunrise Red Hands-On Image Leaked
While the official teaser that revealed the Sunrise Gold gave us our first clear look at the gradient design, the hands-on image gives us a better idea of how the color option will look like in real-life. As you can see above, the dual-tone finish looks stunning with the patterns being different from what we have seen on the OPPO F7 and even the RealMe 1. On the back of the handset, we also see a dual-camera setup with the two sensors laid out horizontally and an LED flash module next to it. The smartphone also features a circular fingerprint sensor on the back. The F9 Starry Purple and Twilight Blue also look very impressive, with the Twilight Blue version featuring diamond cut patterns.
OPPO F9: Specifications, Features
While this has not been confirmed just yet, the OPPO F9 is expected to feature a similar notch as the Essential Phone, just like the one on the F9 Pro. OPPO is calling this design a “waterdrop” screen. The F9 Pro is rumored to feature a 6.3-inch display, so we think there is a chance that the standard F9 will also be arriving with an identical display offering 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a pixel density of 400 PPI. Under the hood, both the F9 and F9 Pro are expected to be identical to the F7. Both smartphones will be running on a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Manufactured on a 12nm process, the Helio P60 delivers impressive performance as well as efficiency but when compared to their rivals, the F9 and F9 Pro could seem a little disappointing in the performance department.
In the memory department, we are expecting the standard F9 to come with 4GB of RAM, while the F9 Pro variant will include 6GB of RAM for potentially superior multitasking experience. Both the upcoming F series handsets are expected to come equipped with an AI-powered dual-camera setup on the back and a 25MP resolution selfie snapper on the front. Connectivity-wise, both the smartphones will 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. As for battery life, the F9 is expected to be no different from its predecessor, as it is likely to pack an identical 3400mAh capacity battery. In the software department, the F9 will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.0 out of the box.
OPPO F9: Expected Price in India
A recent report had claimed the OPPO F9 Pro would be launched in India soon at Rs.29,990. While there was no mention of the standard F9 in the report, there is a small chance that OPPO might launch both the F9 and F9 Pro smartphones in India simultaneously very soon. However, OPPO India has started teasing the launch of only the F9 Pro and not the standard F9. In case the OPPO F9 is launched in India, we can expect it to be priced under Rs.25,000 in the country.