Oppo has announced its new top smartphones, the R9 and R9 Plus, which, although are not quite impressive design wise, they do integrate a hardware that is interesting enough to capture our attention. Yes, at a first glance, we could say that we are dealing with two Chinese iPhone clones, but the case conceals premium components and high-resolution cameras.
The new Oppo R9 is a smartphone with an AMOLED display of 5.5-inches and Full HD resolution that is “powered” by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core chipset. It is equipped with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage space and the option to add microSD cards. Last but not least, we are dealing with a battery of 2850 mAh. The R9 Plus model instead, comes with a larger display, 6 inches, an octa-core Snapdragon 652 and a 4120 mAh battery.
Both models integrate 16-megapixel selfie cameras, which can capture video in 4K, and 13 megapixels cameras on the rear. Yes, you read correctly. Oppo has preferred to place a higher resolution sensor on the front, however, we should keep in mind that higher resolution doesn’t necessarily means better quality. The dual-tone LED Blitz can be found only on the back of the device, so in dim light conditions, the main camera is the one who will yield better results.
Oppo R9 will be marketed in China at a price of $430 while the Oppo R9 Plus will cost $510. In general, Oppo doesn’t provide its smartphones outside Asia, but there are plenty of stores that will deliver to Europe and US by request.