Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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Oppo R9 and R9 Plus launching outside China next week

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus are presently available for purchase only in China. However, the Chinese electronics manufacturer is now readying itself to launch the smartphones outside its home country soon.

The company has also sent out media invites for a handset release event in India. The launch event in India will be held on April 5.

Despite the viral speculations, the invite does not explicitly mention that Oppo will announce the R9 and R9 Plus. However, the text ‘Selfie Expert’ in the event clearly points which handsets will be unveiled.

The tweet on Oppo India’s official account reads:

“The most dazzling and eye- catching finish, that will make heads turn. Coming Soon!”

As far as the specs of the handsets are concerned, both the devices feature a similar design. A fingerprint sensor has been mounted just below the display which takes only 0.2 seconds to get unlocked.

Oppo R9 comes with a full HD 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080×1920p screen resolution. Whereas, Oppo R9 Plus sports a 6-inch full HD AMOLED display with 1080 × 1920 pixels screen resolution.

Oppo R9 is fueled by an octa-core MediaTek Helio SoC clocked at 2GHz, while R9 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor by Qualcomm working at 1.8GHz.

Both the handsets sport 4GB of RAM and are driven by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

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Oppo R9 will be accessible in 64GB variant only. On the other hand, Oppo R9 Plus will  be released in 64GB and 128GB versions.

In addition, Oppo R9 is backed by 2850mAh battery whereas the Plus variant sports 4120 mAh battery backup.

Both the devices come with Dual SIM feature and also carry a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

The major highlight of the R9 and R9 Plus devices by Oppo is the powerful 16MP selfie camera that supports 78.1 wide angle lens. In addition, the devices also embrace 13MP snapper at the rear.

Oppo R9 is priced at RMB 2,799 in China, while R9 Plus comes with a price tag of RMB 3,299.