Samsung isn’t the only brand launching a huge phablet in Malaysia. Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has teased a new smartphone is coming our way and it’s going to be huge.
The new device is likely to be the OPPO R9s Plus, its bigger follow-up to the current R9s. It is already on sale in Singapore with a retail price tag of S$779 which is about RM2,456 if converted directly. Of course, it is likely to be cheaper here considering the R9s is priced at S$679 (about RM2,143) in Singapore versus our Malaysian pricing at RM1,798.
Design wise, it looks identical to the R9s that’s currently available here. Instead of a 5.5″ Full HD display, the R9s Plus is a bigger device with a 6.0″ screen that also pushes Full HD resolution. On the inside, OPPO has made some significant upgrades with a 1.95GHz Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 6GB of RAM. You also get 64GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD.
Since the R9s is focused on photography, it still gets a pair of 16MP cameras for both front and back. However, the R9s Plus has a steadier advantage with OIS+ Image Stabiliser assist. It also packs a 4,000mAh battery which charges quickly with its proprietary VOOC fast charger. Looking at the overall specs, the R9s Plus is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro.
The new device will be officially unveiled on 1 March 2017. Assuming the new smartphone is the R9s Plus and it’s priced the same as the Galaxy C9 Pro, which would you pick? Let us know in the comments below.
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