Camera-centric Oppo R9 series tipped to debut in India next week
Wu Qiang, vice president of OPPO announcing the price of R9 and R9 Plus for the Chinese marketOppo Press Kit

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.

Also read: Oppo R9 a hit in China on first day; R9 and R9 Plus available at OPPOMART for international buyers

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
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage capacity 64GB, expandable up to 128GB 64GB/128GB + 128GB expandable
Camera
  • Main: 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording, five physical lens, CMOS sensor, 4K video recording
  • Front: 16MP camera with 78.1 degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, five physical lens
  • Main: 16MP Sony IMX298 CMOS with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording, six physical lens, 4K video recording
  • Front: 16MP camera with 78.1 degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, five physical lens
Battery 2850mAh with Super VOOC Rapid Charging technology 4120mAh with Super VOOC Rapid Charging technology
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
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 )
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