After the immense build-up we have seen from Oppo over the last few days, the Chinese manufacturer has finally unveiled the Oppo F9 Pro for Indian consumers at its launch event today in Mumbai. The highly awaited smartphone comes with industry-first features such as Gorilla Glass 6 protection along with VOOC charging technology.
Oppo F9, F9 Pro With Gorilla Glass 6, Waterdrop Display
We already had a fair idea of the highlight specifications of the Oppo F9 pro from the recently released TVC starring Deepika Padukone and Sidharth Malhotra. The first stand-out aspect of this phone is that it will be the first handset in the world to feature Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Corning claims this version of it protective glass is crafted with “an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops”.
Furthermore, this is the first smartphone from Oppo to feature a “Waterdrop display”. Essentially, the display on the Oppo F9 Pro has the smallest possible notch we have ever seen on a smartphone. It just so happens that this notch looks like a waterdrop.
Oppo F9 Pro: Specifications, Features
Coming to the actual specifications of this screen, Oppo has used an IPS LCD panel on the F9 Pro which measures 6.3-inch across and bears a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution. The aspect ratio comes up to 19.5:9 and the screen-to-body ratio is stretched to 90.8 percent. The back of this device offers an angular etched design mimicking the cuts of a diamond. Unlike the Oppo Realme 1, the F9 Pro’s diamond-back design has a sense of uniformity and symmetry.
Powering this device is a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz paired with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Along with he 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage setup, you get the option of expanding the internal memory further (up to 256GB) using a microSD card. As for the software, the F9 Pro will come with Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 out-of-the-box.
In the imaging department, the Oppo F9 boasts a dual camera configuration at its back. This setup is comprised of a 16MP primary lens accompanied by a 2MP sensor for depth detection. Both lenses offer f/1.85 apertures. This camera setup supports up to 16 scenes and objects recognition such as sunset, grass, dog, scenery, and more. Furthermore, the unassuming notch at the front houses a massive 24MP, f/2.0 aperture camera for AI-assisted selfies. It also offers AI HDR for better low-light photography.
The battery on this device measures 3500mAh. While it might not sound that impressive at first, Oppo has added its revolutionary VOOC flash charging technology to this device. This technology claims to offer up to 2 full hours of talk-time on just 5 minutes of charge. This is quite a feat considering the phone still charges over microUSB. The rest of the connectivity options on this device are comprised of Dual-SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and 3.5mm audio jack. While the phone misses out on NFC, it still offers a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Oppo F9: Specifications, Features
There is no difference between the Oppo F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro except for the RAM capacity and VOOC Charging. The Oppo F9 Pro is equipped with 6GB of RAM while the F9 settles for 4GB of RAM. Other than this, both the phones feature the same screen, chipset, battery and storage capacity, connectivity options, and more. We can basically call the F9 as the 4GB RAM variant of the F9 Pro with 16MP Selfie Camera and lacking VOOC Charing.
Oppo F9, F9 Pro: Price in India, Sale Date, Launch Offers
The Oppo F9 Pro has been launched at Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant in India while the Oppo F9 has been launched at Rs. 19,999 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both the phones will be exclusively up for sale via Flipkart. The first sale for the F9 and the F9 Pro is on August 31, 2018, but interested buyers can pre-order it on Flipkart, starting today. Moreover, the phone will also be up for grabs via Oppo’s offline stores and other physical retail stores such as Sangeetha, LOT Mobiles, Croma, Big C, and Reliance Digital.