Oppo R9 price and release date
On March 17, 2016, in Beijing, Oppo introduced the world to its new smartphone: the Oppo R9. No information on the release date or price is available yet, but the Oppo R9 and its premium big brother, the R9 Plus, will almost certainly see a release in the US at some point soon. We are still waiting on the details, however, and will keep you updated.
The R9 has a nice but unspectacular design. / © Oppo
Oppo R9 design
The Oppo R9’s design is heavily informed by its predecessors, the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7s. It has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, and a metal unibody design. At 6.6 millimeters, it is slightly thinner than the Oppo R7s, which is 6.95 millimeters thick.
Since the bezel between the display and the frame is a measly 1.66 millimeters, Oppo claims that the R9 could easily be mistaken for a 4.2-inch device.
The distance between the display and the frame is only 1.66 millimeters. / © Oppo
Oppo R9 specs
The Oppo R9 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P10 processor (eight cores, 64 bit), 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. This memory can be expanded up to 128 GB with a microSD card.
The battery provides a small surprise because the Oppo R9 packs only 2,850 mAh. This is surprising because the Oppo R7 was equipped with a 3,070-mAh battery. According to Oppo, the R9 will last around 14 hours off a single charge, and a half-hour charge will see 70 percent of the battery restored.
The Oppo R9 has a quick charge function. / © Oppo
The Oppo R9 is the first Oppo smartphone