Today Chinese oppo has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphones; the Oppo R9 and R 9 Plus, both devices boast ultra- thin metal bodies that are quite similar to Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus design. Despite their iPhone appearance, the R9 and R9 Plus come with good specs making them a good buy for users who seek elegant smartphones.
Starting with the bigger Oppo R9 Plus. Not only is the R9 Plus big in size, it is also big on hardware components. Packed with a 6” Full HD display and 1.8GHz Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The R9 Plus is also equipped with 4120mAh battery, and decent size cameras that promise good image quality. There is 16-Megapixel front and rear facing cameras with f/2.0 aperture, the rear camera also has an autofocus, LED flash and OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), ideal to reduce those blurry moments when shooting images and can shoot 4K Ultra-HD videos. The Oppo R9 Plus measures 163.1 x 80.7 x 7.4mm and weighs 185 grams.
The Oppo R9 is also a good handset packed with 5.5” 1080p Full HD display, 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6755 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13-Megapixel front-facing shooter with f/2.2 aperture and 16-Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0, Autofocus, PDAF and FHD video filming capability. The Oppo R9 measures 151.8 x 74.3 x 6.5mm and weighs 145 grams with the 2850mAh built-in battery.
In addition to their aluminium metal bodies, both phones come in Gold and Rose Gold colour options. They also have front-facing fingerprint scanners and support Oppo’s Super-fast VOOC Flash Charging technology, delivering a full charge in just 15 minutes. Oppo will ship the R9 and R9 Plus with Android 5.1 Lollipop alongside ColorOS 3.0 user interface.
Price and availability wise, the Oppo R9 is priced at ¥2799 CNY (~$432 – £300 – €432 – $565 AUD) and will go on sale in China on March 24th. The Oppo R9 Plus with 64GB is priced at ¥3299 CNY (~$509 – £354 – €449 – $667 AUD) and will be made available on April 12th. The the price of the Oppo R9 Plus with 128GB is yet to be announced. Global availability is expected to start kicking off in the coming months.