It was just recently that we reported about the imminent launch of a new smartphone from OPPO called the OPPO K3 in India. The launch of this device is expected to happen on July 19. The K3, however, is not the only phone that OPPO plans to bring to India soon. If we are to believe a recent report by 91Mobiles, the Chinese smartphone maker has plans to introduce a new handset called the OPPO A9 in India in the next few days. The OPPO A9 was initially supposed to have launched during the ICC World Cup. That, however, did not happen, and it seems the company plans to bring the device just after the world cup is over. We still do not have an exact date when the OPPO A9 would officially go on sale in the country.
OPPO A9: Specifications, what we know so far
The OPPO A9 will be positioned as a budget device from the company and features a large 6.53-inch display with Full HD+ resolution with a waterdrop notch at the top. The handset also boasts of an impressive 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powering the handset is the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC that also houses the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The handset is likely to be offered in a single 4GB RAM version with 128GB of onboard storage. The handset also gets a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
The camera setup on the OPPO A9 includes a primary 16-megapixel f/1.8 camera at the rear mated to a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The latter has an f/2.0 lens. The primary camera supports features like time-lapse, panorama, and pro mode. The front facing camera also gets a 16-megapixel sensor.
The handset also features plenty of connectivity options ranging from 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, to A-GPS. As for the battery, the OPPO A9 gets a fairly large 4020 mAh battery with support for an AI power management feature. The handset could also get support for fast charging and will run OPPO’s ColorOS6 which is based on an Android 9 Pie core.
OPPO A9: Expected pricing and launch date
We still do not have any details regarding the pricing of the OPPO A9. Rumour has it that OPPO will price the handset under INR 16K at the time of launch. As for the launch date, we could expect the OPPO A9 to be out on sale in the next few weeks