Earlier this week we saw a couple of teasers indicating Oppo might launch its R9 smartphone at an event on March 17. Now the smartphone, alongside with a 'Plus' variant, appear to have passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The listing reveals some high-end specifications and images - while both the Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus look identical in terms of design.
The Oppo R9 and the Oppo R9 Plus feature what looks like a physical home button below the display. A front-facing camera besides the speaker grille and sensors are also visible at the top. The back panel sports the company logo at the centre along with a camera placed at top-left corner along with a LED flash. Both sport a metal build.
The dual-SIM supporting Oppo R9 as per the listing runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and features a 5.5-inch ful-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution Amoled display. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.95GHz, which clearly is not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor that the smartphone was previously tipped to sport, as the Snapdragon 820 is a quad-core offering. The smartphone also houses 4GB of RAM alongside 32GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB). Other features mentioned are 4G LTE support and 2850mAh battery. Both the front-facing and rear camera are seen sporting 16-megapixel sensors, indicating it to be a camera-focussed smartphone like rumoured previously. It measures 151.8x74.3x6.5mm and weighs 145 grams.
As for the dual-SIM Oppo R9 Plus, the smartphone is seen with a larger 6-inch full-HD Amoled display, an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 4120mAh battery. The RAM and camera specifications stay the same as its smaller sibling. The smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, measures 163x80.8x7.4mm, and weighs 185 grams.
The Chinese tech firm has posted some new teaser images for its R9 smartphones, indicating them to feature Oppo's native VOOC fast charging. This will let the smartphone deliver 2 hours of talk time in just 5 minutes of charging. The tech is not to be mistaken with the company's Super VOOC Flash Charge, which it introduced last month during MWC 2016. The technology can charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent in 15 minutes flat.