We have been reporting about the upcoming F9 Pro for quite some time. The phone has leaked several times on various certification portals. The OPPO F9 Pro is soon going to launch in India. And in the latest move, the company has sent out media invites for the launch event. Keep reading to know all the details about the upcoming phone.
OPPO F9 Pro: Launch Date in India is August 21
OPPO has sent out media invites for the launch event of the F9 Pro on August 21, 2018. The invite for the F9 Pro reads,”Come witness the breaking new vision. OPPO invites you to unveil the perfect blend of art and technology.” Well, after back to back reports, we will finally get to know the rear deal on August 21 when OPPO makes the F9 Pro official in India. As is the case with most of the smartphones, the pricing of the upcoming handset will decide its fate. The competition is already sore in the Indian smartphone market so OPPO has to get the best of both worlds with the F9 Pro i.e. good specifications and affordable pricing.
OPPO F9 Pro: Specifications, Features
The OPPO F9 Pro succeeds the OPPO F7 smartphone that was launched back in March this year. The rumoured specifications of the F9 Pro reveal that the phone could come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display at 2280 x 1080 pixels resolutions and 19:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm chipset clubbed with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. The storage on the F9 Pro could be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
On the software side, the OPPO F9 Pro will most likely run Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 out-of-the-box. For optics, the phone will sport 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear with LED flash and f/1.85 aperture. It will have a 25MP selfie shooter at the front with Sony IMX576 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The phone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options will include Dual-SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack. It will measure 156.7x74x7.9mm. A 3500mAh battery supports the device with VOOC Flash charge fast charging.
According to previous reports, the F9 and F9 Pro will be industry’s first smartphones to come with Gorilla Glass 6, due to partnership between OPPO and Corning. Corning claims that Gorilla Glass 6 has been developed using “an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops”. About Gorilla Glass 6 protection on OPPO’s upcoming F9 series, Corning stated,“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: Price in India
Going by the speculations, the OPPO F9 Pro could be priced under the 30K segment in India, which means that it will be competing with the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and the Honor 10. The OPPO F9 with 4GB RAM has been priced at around Rs. 20,000 in other markets. It will be interesting to see how OPPO prices the smartphone. Stay tuned with us to know more about the F9 Pro.