Sunday , October 22 2017

OPPO announce the R9s and it’s heading down under

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Oppo have officially announced their latest Android Smartphone the R9s, and it will be headed to Australia soon. We’re not sure how but let’s check out the official specs of the device. The R9s is a 5.5″ FHD device backed up by a Snapdragon 625 paired with 4GB of Ram and 64GB of internal storage. Oppo seems to be focusing on the Sony IMX398 16MP front and rear facing sensors and new ‘striped antenna design’.

The device is very similar to other Oppo designs, which in the increasingly homogeneous smartphone design landscape is becoming less distinctive with all metal construction, rounded edges and the typical glass slab panel. I’m sure many people will draw comparisons to other devices on the market but at this stage, I think they are all starting to look alike.

Check out the full specs below.

Key Specifications:OPPO R9S
Release dateJanuary 2017
Screen size5.5-inch
Screen technologyAMOLED
Resolution1,920 x 1,080
PPI400
Rear camera16MP
Front camera16MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 625
Core config8 x 2.0 GHz
RAM4 GB
Storage64 GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GB
Battery3,010 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorMicroUSB
Headphone PortYes
Headphone LocationBottom
Speaker ConfigurationBottom
Android OSAndroid 6.0
Vendor skinColorOS 3.0
Dimensions153 x 74.3 x 6.58 mm
Weight145g
Colours
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Black

Oppo have really pushed the quality of the dual 16MP sensors with the R9s touting both focusing and image capture speed. If Oppo deliver on their promise we may just have seen the arrival of the first affordable great camera experience on Android and that’s a big deal. With Australia as a Tier 1 release market for the new device we expect to be getting more details on pricing and availability soon.

We will of course, be giving the Oppo R9s the full review treatment as soon as we can get our hands on one.

Are you excited for the Oppo R9s?

 

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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3 Comments on "OPPO announce the R9s and it’s heading down under"

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GaryGarth
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GaryGarth

I was really hoping they would have the SmartSensor but alas that must be for the fabled unicorn Find 9

GrKTcB
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GrKTcB

Looking forward to the R9s soon, followed by the R9s Plus later this year.

The R9s looks great on paper and builds upon the fairly decent R9. It needs to be keenly priced around $500-$550 to make a dent in to the Aussie market.

Hopefully Ausdroid can get in touch with Oppo Australia for an ETA and a price 😉

Cheers

Marné Prinsloo
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Very keen for this one!

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