OPPO are making a name for themselves in the low-mid range segment of the smartphone market. Their hardware is top notch at extremely competitive prices. In a step up into the mid-upper end of the market OPPO released the R9s Plus late last year and today have launched it into Australia.
The OPPO R9s Plus aims to provide consumers with a higher end experience with “advanced camera technologies” and a large 6″ AMOLED display. OPPO Australia Executive Director, Michael Tran, said at the launch that the R9s Plus will be a hit with Australian consumers who want a high performance device while getting great value for money. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want this? After launching the R9s in Australia in January OPPO have decided to build upon that success and introduce the larger R9s Plus.
The R9s Plus has a 6in 1080P display and its dimensions are 163.6 x 80.8 x 7.4 mm with a 75% screen-to-body ratio. You could imagine in a phone that big it could pack a decent sized battery, and it does with a 4000mAh battery. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653 with a whopping 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is the option to expand this storage with a microSD card up to 256GB. The microSD card slot can also be used as a second SIM tray.
The camera is where OPPO feel this phone sets itself apart from the pack. The rear camera has advanced OIS with a “40% larger anti-shake area to reduce jitter”. It is a 16MP f/1.7 rear camera with phase detection autofocus and an LED flash. Tjhe front facing camera is also 16MP with f/2.0 and uses OPPO’s Screen Flash technology for high quality low-light selfies.
Unfortunately the OPPO R9s Plus will be launching with OPPO’s software skin, ColorOS, atop of Android 6.0.1 MArshmallow. We have reached out to OPPO regarding the prospect of this phone ever seeing Nougat.
The R9s Plus is on sale nationwide from today in both black and gold for $698 RRP, available instore at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Woolworths. We have one on the way to us as I type this so stay tuned for our review in the next week or so.
|Key Specifications:||OPPO R9s Plus|
|Release date||March 2017|
|Screen technology||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1,920 x 1,080|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653|
|Core config||4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.44 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Android OS||Android 6.0|
|Vendor skin||ColorOS 3.0|
|Dimensions||163.6 x 80.8 x 7.35|