We have been reporting on OPPO’s upcoming smartphones in the F-series for quite some time. The two new phones to join the lineup are OPPO F9 and F9 Pro. Previously, reports hinted that the upcoming OPPO phones would be launched in India and now a video has surfaced showcasing the primary features of the OPPO F9 Pro.
OPPO F9 Pro: Offiicial Video Teaser
GadgetGeeks have posted the official teaser video of the OPPO F9 Pro on YouTube. The video is an official video from OPPO that has been leaked. It shows the design of the F9 Pro and also shows the key features such as dual camera setup at the rear and VOOC Flash Charge, which is OPPO’s in-house fast charging technology that can juice up the phone’s battery to full in just 15 minutes. The video yet again confirms the Waterdrop screen on the flagship, which is a notch that resembles the notch on Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone.
OPPO F9 Pro: Rumoured Specifications, Features
As we mentioned in the introduction, some of the specifications of both the OPPO F9 and the F9 Pro have leaked several times. According to one of the recent leaks concerning the F9 Pro on the Bluetooth SIG certification site, the phone will feature 4G LTE support and the same Bluetooth module that the company used on its previous devices such as Realme 1, OPPO F7, and others.
Moreover, other leaks about the F9 Pro have hinted that the phone could come powered by either a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. For optics, we may see AI-assisted image sensor on the dual camera setup for enabling Bokeh effects and a 25MP AI sensor on the front for selfies. Under the hood, OPPO’s in-house Super VOOC Flash Charging technology is claimed to offer up to 2 hours of talktime in 5 minutes of charge. The phone will feature a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
One of the reports confirmed that the F9 and F9 Pro will be the first phones to feature Gorilla Glass 6. This is the result of a partnership between Corning and OPPO. With the integration of Gorilla Glass 6, both the F9 and F9 Pro will be industry’s first smartphones to sustain up to 15 drops from 1 metre. Corning recently gave out a statement saying that the Gorilla Glass 6 has been developed using “an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops”. Regarding the use of Gorilla Glass 6 on OPPO’s upcoming phones, the company said,“OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops.”
OPPO F9 Pro: Launching in India
OPPO took to its official Twitter handle to tease the launch of the F9 Pro in India. The company posted a teaser image of the phone with the caption,“The breaking new vision.” The caption clearly hints at the Gorilla Glass 6 integration and waterdrop notch on the screen. OPPO has been teasing the F9 Pro launch in India for quite some time, and given the frequency of teasers that have come out, we should get to know the exact launch date soon. One of the latest teasers revealed that the F9 Pro will come in Starry Purple, Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue colour options in India.