The Oppo F9 has been officially announced, and as expected, it packs some mouth-watering features required of a midtier selfie phone. The device boasts of a 90.8% screen to body ratio with a 19.5:9 screen which spans through virtually all the display front. On top, there is a notch, smaller and less obtrusive than that seen in the Essential phone, while above it is a tiny speaker that blends with the phone’s device devoid of any form of a puncture.
The device flaunts a notched 6.3-inches IPS LCD display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Inside the small V-shaped notched or the water drop notch as the maker calls it, the Oppo F9 houses a 25MP selfie camera with A.I and support for HDR, while on the flip side, the device houses a dual camera setup made of a 16-megapixel f/1.9 module with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor used for backup information. Of course, the maker claims the device can intelligently recognize 16 different scenes to optimize the camera settings accordingly.
Under the hood, the Oppo F9 houses the same SoC as the F7 – the mid-range Mediatek Helio P60 with a clock speed of 2Ghz, and that is assisted by a 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage which we understand can be expanded using microSD card. However, there are rumors the Oppo will offer a top end variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Measuring 16.7 x 74 x 7.99mm and weighs 169g, Oppo is offering the F9 in colorful gradients with reflects diamond-like pattern on their rear. The main color offering includes the Starry Purple, Twilight Blue, and Sunrise Red. The Oppo F9 boots Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with a rear fingerprint sensor, a 3500mAh battery which charges over the microUSB port. It comes with VOOC flash charge support.
The device has been launched in Thailand and Vietnam where it is now available for pre-order and will ship on August 24 for THB10,990 (~$329) and VND 7,990,000 (~$340) respectively. The device will be heading to other countries including India in the days to come.