As promised, Oppo has launched its flagship smartphones dubbed as, Oppo R9 and R9 Plus at an event in China. The OPPO R9 is priced at 2799 Yuan (approx. Rs. 28,754), whereas the OPPO R9 Plus starts at 3299 Yuan (approx. Rs. 33,860). Both the smartphones will come in Rose Gold and Golden color variants.
The Oppo R9 and R9 Plus have some similar features, but the USP of both these phones is their 16 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, and 78.1-degree wide-angle lens. Some common features include 4 GB RAM, Fingerprint sensor, Hybrid Dual Sim, expandable memory upto 128 GB via microSD, and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Color OS 3.0 on top. Connectivity options on both phone features 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
So now lets see what makes these smartphones distant from each other;
The Oppo R9 features a 5.5 inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) AMOLED display. It is powered by Octa core (4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.0 GHz) MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor, coupled with 700MHz Mali T860MP2 GPU. It offers 64 GB internal memory and sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, LED Flash, 80.6-degree wide-angle lens, and 4K video recording.
The Oppo R9 is packed with a 2850mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge. It measures 151.8 × 74.3 × 6.6mm and weighs 145 g.
Oppo R9 Plus:
The Oppo R9 Plus flaunts a 6 inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) AMOLED display and is powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 652 (620) SoC (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs), clubbed with Adreno 510 GPU. It is offered in two storage variants; 64 GB and 128 GB.
The Oppo R9 Plus bears a 16 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, LED Flash. It is backed by a 4120mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge, It measures 163.1 × 80.78 × 7.4mm and weighs 185 g.
The Oppo R9 is now available for order in China and will go sale from March 24, while the Oppo R9 Plus will go on sale from April 12th. However, there is no word on when the phones will be available outside China.