Oppo will launch the highly anticipated smartphone from its F-series today. The Oppo F9, a smartphone designed to delight selife lovers, will launch today in Vietnam. Interestingly, this is the first smartphone from Oppo that has a parallel diversification with a Pro version. The Oppo F9 Pro, as the name implies, may have slightly more powerful and better specifications than Oppo F9. The company, however, is launching only the standard variant of the Oppo F9 today, on August 15 at 5 PM (3 PM IST).
The Oppo F7 launched in March this year. In other words, the predecessor to Oppo F9 never had much time in the real world before the next version arrived. Interestingly, the smartphone is expected to launch in India soon. This might mean Oppo is choosing separate markets for the Oppo F9 and its Pro version.
Several details about the hardware, as well as the specifications of the Oppo F9, have regularly surfaced through leaks. However, Oppo could offer more details with regards to the availability of the smartphone at the launch. Although most of the specifications and the features of the smartphone have leaked, we at MSP Gear will certainly try to offer live updates of the event as it commences. Just scroll down to our live update section to follow along.
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Oppo F9: Specifications and Features
The Oppo F9 smartphone sports a 6.3-inch LTPS TFT LCD display panel with 1080×2280 Full HD+ resolution, and 19:9 aspect ratio. It doesn’t have a notch. Even better, it has a tiny island at the top of the screen that houses the front camera. Although the screen-to-body ratio isn’t yet known, it could easily be higher than 90 percent owing to the design.
An octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor clocked at 2.0GHz will power the smartphone. The chipset is paired with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800 MHz. The mobile phone will be available in two configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. Buyers can extend the storage on the Oppo F9 up to 256GB via micro-SD card.
The Oppo F9 will feature a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear. The primary 16MP sensor is coupled with an f/1.85 aperture. The smartphone has a large 25-megapixel selfie camera on the front. It is coupled with an f/2.0 aperture. The camera has AI-powered features like scene detection and Portrait Mode.
Connectivity features on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB OTG support, and 4G VoLTE. A fingerprint scanner is present on the back of the device. The mobile packs a sufficiently large 3,500mAh battery. Interestingly, the smartphone has support for VOOC fast charging that allows users to gain 2 hours of talk time from just a quick 5-minute charge.
The upcoming Oppo flagship smartphone will run on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS v5.2 out of the box. Incidentally, this will be the first device to get the new ColorOS version. The details about the latest version aren’t yet available.
Oppo F9: Price and Availability
The Oppo F9 launch in Vietnam is the first international announcement of the device. Interestingly, along with the launch today, Oppo will begin taking pre-orders for the same. The last date for placing the pre-order is August 24.
Oppo hasn’t yet confirmed the pricing of its latest flagship smartphone. Oppo F9’s predecessor, the Oppo F7, starts at Rs. 17,314 in India. The Oppo F9 may sport a higher price tag. Smartphone enthusiasts expect the flagship smartphone may cost Rs. 29,990 in India. However, this is mere speculation.
Oppo could confirm pricing and availability of the smartphone in other markets at the launch. Anyways, the device’s pricing in Vietnam should be a good indicator about price range in which the device may launch in other countries. Oppo has priced its smartphones quite attractively in the past, and the F9 may not be an exception. If the company prices the smartphone below Rs. 30K, it will compete with the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and the Honor 10.