At this year MWC 2016 in Barcelona Oppo did not announce any smartphones. Instead, the Chinese company has revealed a couple of new technologies: SmartSensor Image Stabilization; first ever sensor-based, pixel-level optical image stabilizer, and the Super VOOC Flash Charge; a technology that can deliver a full charge in just 15 minutes. Both new technologies are expected to come on-board the upcoming R9 and R9 Plus smartphones.

According to Oppo, the R9 and R9 Plus will be officially unveiled on March 17. In terms of design, both the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus will have an iPhonish look in their design, in particular the rear circular cameras which are now changed from the usual square ones. The devices will also have full metal bodies with front-facing fingerprint scanners.

According to several leaks, the Oppo R9 will comes a 5.5 inch 1080p Full HD display, Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 16-MP rear and 13MP front-facing cameras, and a 2850mAh battery which can be charged in no time with new Super VOOC Flash Charge; a full charge in just 15 minutes which is very impressive. The Oppo R9 measures 151.8 x 74.3 x 6.5mm and weighs 145 grams.

The Oppo R9 Plus on the other hand packs a large 6-inch Quad-HD 1440x2560px display, Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 instead of the Snapdragon 820 which many have had hoped for, still good though! The Oppo R9 Plus will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and will hosts a large 4120mAh battery with the Super VOOC Flash Charge.

Additionally, the R9 Plus will also be configured with 16-Megapixel front and rear facing cameras and the new SmartSensor Image Stabilization sensor. The Oppo R9 Plus measures 163 x 80.8 x 7.4mm and weighs 185 grams.

The Oppo R9 and R9 Plus will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Oppo’s custom made user interface. Both devices are expected to launch in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. We may also see the much anticipated Oppo Find 9 on March 17th, but until then, we just have to wait and see what Oppo has in store for us on the day.