Chinese handset maker Oppo is reportedly planning to launch the recently unveiled photography oriented smartphones -- R9 and R9 Plus -- in India next month.
The company has begun sending invites to media firms for a camera phone launch event scheduled April 5. Oppo doesn't specifically mention the name of the device, but the company's promotional campaign "#SelfieExpert" carried out on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter hint that the R9 series, which was unveiled in China a few days ago, will soon set foot in India.
The USP of Oppo R9 is its front camera. It boasts 16MP snapper with 78.1 degree wide-angle lens and f/2.0 aperture. On the rear-side, it houses an equally impressive 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording, five physical lens, CMOS sensor, and 4K video recording ability.
On the other hand, R9 Plus houses the same front-camera, but on the back, it comes packed with 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
In China, Oppo R9 and R9 Plus costs ¥2799 (around $431/€385/Rs 28,690) and ¥3299 (around $508/€454/Rs 33,811). Both the devices are expected to cost a few thousand bucks more in India due to custom duty.
Watch this space for more updates.
Key features of Oppo R9 and R9 Plus:
|Models||Oppo R9 Plus||Oppo R9 Plus|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screenPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)||6.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screenPixel density: 367 ppi|
|OS||ColorOS v3.0 based on Android 5.1||ColorOS v3.0 based on Android 5.1|
|Processor||64-bit class 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core CPU||64-bit class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU|
|GPU||Mali-T860 MP2||Adreno 510|
|Storage capacity||64GB, expandable up to 128GB||64GB/128GB + 128GB expandable|
|Battery||2850mAh with Super VOOC Rapid Charging technology||4120mAh with Super VOOC Rapid Charging technology|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Single SIM (type: micro) Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/a/n; dual-band: 2.4GHZ/5GHz), HID, A-GPS,||Finger-print sensor, Single SIM (type: micro) Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/a/n; dual-band: 2.4GHZ/5GHz), HID, A-GPS,|
|Dimensions||151.8 x 74.3 x 6.6 mm||163.1 x 80.78 x 7.4 mm|
|Weight||145 g||185 g|
|Price||¥2799 (around $431/€385/Rs 28,690)||¥3299 (around $508/€454/Rs 33,811 )|