As previously teased, OPPO is set to launch its new R9 smartphone on 17th March. For our local market, OPPO Malaysia has confirmed that it will arrive on our shores in April after its Chinese debut.
The OPPO R9 is likely to be available in two colors – Gold and Rose Gold. In traditional OPPO style, the R9 will be launched with ambassadors such as Yang Mi and Li Yi Feng. For Malaysia, we are expecting to get a local ambassador akin to Nora Danish being the face of OPPO F1.
As for its specs, its TENAA listing surprisingly suggests that the R9 will be yet another mid-range smartphone. Similar to the preceding R7 series, we can expect a standard R9 with a 5.5″ screen and a larger 6″ R9 Plus. The processor is said to be a 1.9 GHz octa-core unit with 4 GB of RAM and at least, 32 GB of storage. It is most definitely not a flagship but it is a step up from the incumbent R7 series.
The company revealed 2 new features during MWC 2016 – a Super VOOC Flash Charge and a SmartSensor with 3-axis stabilization. For the OPPO R9, we expect them to retain the current VOOC feature but there’s a slight possibility that it will carry its latest image stabilization technology. It is also rumored to sport 16 MP cameras for both front and back.