Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo F9 were launched in India on Tuesday, at an event in Mumbai. To recall, the Oppo F9 was first launched in Vietnam last week. The Oppo F9 is almost identical Oppo F9 Pro in all aspects, except for the amount of RAM, the selfie camera, and the presence of VOOC fast charging. The F9 has 4GB of RAM, while the F9 Pro has 6GB of RAM, the former has a 16-megapixel front camera while the latter has a 25-megapixel front camera, and the former doesn't have VOOC fast charging. Their biggest highlight is the waterdrop display notch, which is V-shaped and different in design from most other display notches seen in the market today - usually mimicking the iPhone X. Oppo is also touting native Google Lens support in the smartphone's camera app, apart from AI Beauty Technology 2.1 for beautification, and face unlock.
The Oppo F9 price in India is set at Rs. 19,990, while the Oppo F9 Pro price in India is Rs. 23,990. Both smartphones bear 64GB of inbuilt storage, and come in Starry Purple, Sunrise Red, and Twilight Blue colour variants. The Oppo F9 Pro will be available from Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paym Mall, as well as select offline stores from August 31. Pre-orders start from today itself, exclusively on Flipkart. Pre-order offers include data bundles from Reliance Jio (up to 3.2TB 4G data, and benefits up to Rs. 4,900 from Jio and MakeMyTrip), a free one-time screen replacement, as well as 5 percent instant cashback on SBI credit and debit cards. Exchange offers and no-cost EMIs are also listed. The Oppo F9 will be made available soon in India, the company added.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo F9 run ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphones sport 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) displays with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. They are powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the variant purchased. They feature a dual rear camera setup, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor bearing an f/1.8 aperture, and a 2-megapixel sensor bearing an f/2.4 aperture. The company is touting slow motion video recording with 120fps up to 720p. On the front, the Oppo F9 Pro comes with a 25-megapixel camera that has a f/2.0 aperture and HDR capabilities, while the Oppo F9 comes with a 16-megapixel front camera.
The Oppo F9 Pro and Oppo F9 bear 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) with its own dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE (on both SIM card slots), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG functionality, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and a proximity sensor. It measures 156.7x74x7.99mm and weighs 169 grams. Both are powered by a 3,500mAh battery, with the Oppo F9 Pro variant also getting the company's VOOC fast charging tech.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly noted the only difference between the Oppo F9 and the Oppo F9 Pro was the amount of RAM. The company has since revised its specifications. The error is regretted.