17 Mar 2016

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus launched today

In Beijing, Oppo has just introduced the R9 and R9 Plus, two new, near bezel-less mid-range smartphones. The company provided images and a host of specs. Here’s everything we now know about the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus price, release date, specs and features.

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.

Battery pack

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

Fingerprint scanner

The Oppo R9 is the first Oppo smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner. This is said to recognize a fingerprint within 0.2 seconds and work even when the surface is wet.

This is the first Oppo device to feature a fingerprint scanner. / © Oppo


The Oppo R9’s rear camera is equipped with a 16 MP sensor and an f / 2.0 aperture. Due to the increased MP count and technical improvements made to the camera, the Oppo R9 is said by Oppo to produce clearer, sharper photos than the Oppo R7s.

The front-facing camera is an 8 MP, f / 2.4 aperture snapper.

Other details

The Oppo R9 features WiFi-ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE connectivity. Whether the Oppo R9 comes running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, Oppo neglected to mention.

Oppo R9 Plus first details

Oppo also provided the first details for the R9 Plus. This premium version of the device differs in its battery size (4,120 mA), processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652) and screen size (6-inch) from the Oppo R9.

What do you think of Oppo's latest offering at first glance? Would you consider picking one up? Let us know in the comments.

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