As teased before, OPPO will be launching 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.
From the teaser, it appears that it will be available in two colours – Gold and Rose Gold. In typical OPPO fashion, the R9 will be launched with ambassadors such as Yang Mi and Li YiFeng as shown in the video above. For Malaysia, we could get a local ambassador like Nora Danish being the face of OPPO F1.
In terms of specs, its TENAA listing suggests that the R9 will be yet another mid-range smartphone. Similar to the 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 1.9GHz Octa-Core unit with 4GB RAM and at least, 32GB of storage. It is definitely not a flagship but it is a step up from its current R7 series.
During MWC 2016 they have revealed 2 new features – a super VOOC fast charging and a smart image sensor with 3-axis stabilisation. For the OPPO R9, we expect them to retain the current VOOC feature but there’s a chance that it will carry its latest image stabilisation technology. It is rumoured to sport 16MP cameras for both front and back.