OPPO is all set to launch the OPPO A9 (2020) in India at an event that will take place on September 10. Media invites have now been sent out, confirming the arrival of the phone for this market. The invite posters confirm that the upcoming smartphone will feature a quad-rear camera setup alongside a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There will also be four color options to be released for the handset – Green, Black, Purple, and White.
OPPO A9 (2020) To Allegedly Cost INR 21,000
In a separate report by 91mobiles, it is being said that the phone maker will price the OPPO A9 (2020) around INR 21,000. Sources have also said that the brand might unveil two other affordable handsets sometime this month that will be priced around INR 15,000. There is a chance all three handsets will be unveiled at the September 10 launch event.
OPPO A9 (2020): What We Know So Far
OPPO handsets bearing the model numbers PCHT30 and PCHM3, which are believed to be for the A9 (2020) were recently spotted on TENNA. This listing reveals quite a bit about the phone including its camera configuration and processor. The smartphone renders that can be seen in the listing also bear a striking resemblance to the handsets seen in the media invite for the OPPO A9 (2020).
The OPPO A9 (2020) is expected to bear a 6.5-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. This notch will purportedly house a 16MP selfie camera. The back of the phone, while, seems to feature a quad-camera array comprised of a 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP setup. The 48MP sensor will obviously be used for the bulk of your photography, while the 8MP camera likely takes wide-angle shots, while one of the 2MP cameras could be for macro shots and the other for depth sensing.
The OPPO A9 (2020) is expected to run on a Snapdragon 665 SoC. This is quite an upgrade from the MediaTek Helio P70 that was found on the OPPO A9 2019. The upcoming handset also seems to sport 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. There is microSD card expansion here for up to 256GB of additional storage, but it is unclear whether this is a dedicated slot or a hybrid one. As for software, we will be surprised if the phone comes with anything other than Android 9 Pie with Color OS 6.1 out of the box. The physical dimensions of the phone seem to be 163.6×75.6×9.1(mm).
While most of the specifications of this phone appear to be rather decent, the use of an HD+ resolution screen is quite odd. It is likely the brand wants to target the less tech-savvy crowd and concentrate its efforts on pushing the phone out via offline retailers.