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First camera sample from OPPO R9s’ Sony IMX398 Sensor with f/1.7 Aperture

by Jed John 25

OPPO R9S has already been revealed to launch on October 19 and ahead of that event OPPO seem intent on wetting out throat with constant teasing of the R9S’ features. As we reported, the R9S would have its cameras as the main talking point just as the R9 had its fast charge technology. More details have now emerged on the features of the OPPO R9S.


OPPO has officially disclosed that along side the sapphire glass-protected Sony IMX398 sensor, the R9S camera would use an f1.7 large aperture which would allow more light through it, as against the usual f2.2 aperture that is found on most camera. this had earlier been rumored but it is now confirmed and this aperture size comes in handy in dark or low light conditions as it increases the amount of light that passes through bringing brighter and clearer image with less noise. In addition to the f1.7 aperture, the R9S had earlier been revealed to come with full-pixel dual-core auto focus which is said to accelerate focusing speed and provide more accuracy.


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Furthermore, OPPO has disclosed that the R9S would feature a 16MP camera at the back and also a 16MP camera up front. We had already seen a leaked image said to be captured by the R9S’ camera and it is beyond stunning.

oppo r9s camera sampleThese features would team up with the already revealed ones like a new antenna band design, Snapdragon 625 SoC, Gorilla Glass 5, 3100mAh battery with VOOC fast charging and lot more. Sure, the OPPO R9S is one device to look forward to and we hope it comes with an amazing price tag as well.




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  • Assefa Hanson

    alright 1.7 aperature is enough i hope we dont go any lower and run into abberation issues and macro shot focusing issues

    • balcobomber25

      Aperture is the new spec race by manufacturers. Before it was MP’s until that pretty much plateaued at 16-20.

      • Assefa Hanson

        yow man nice to hear from you 😀 how you been doing you interested in this oppo

        • balcobomber25

          I’ve been good just very busy. I have been waiting for a flagship OPPO to follow the Find 7 for awhile now, it looks like this will be it. So yes I am interested in it.

          • Assefa Hanson

            thank you oppo for bringing balco back XD not gonna lie this oppo is looking like a monster, im here looking at the chunky oukitel k10000s im wondering why this site hasnt made an article on it yet i only see info on devicespecifications by the way balco do you have experience with sharp phones or freetel they seem like good japanese brands that will never leave japan lol

          • balcobomber25

            I have limited experience with Japanese phones, a lot of their brands are entirely local.

          • NextHype

            Yup. looks like there won’t be any Find 9, now the techs displayed at MWC are integrated in R9s. But whatever, SD625 will do the trick.

          • MaxPower

            Less than a month to pick your POTUS, I bet you’re arguing on political blogs now 😀

          • balcobomber25

            Every once in a great awhile I will but usually stay away from them, those people make me look sane!

            Personally, I think we are doomed either way, they are both two of the biggest idiots I have ever seen running for office.

          • MaxPower

            Lol, I’m staying away from political discussions.

            Things gets rough enough here speaking of Chinese phones, can you imagine the amount of insanity coming out over a political debate?

            At this round my family is staying home.

  • جمال

    noise in the picture is very clear

    • Assefa Hanson

      is it noise or compression?

  • Barney

    “we hope it comes with an amazing price tag” LOL

    • G’n’T

      That’s what I got out of this article as well. We can all live in hope!

    • Plus

      OPPO = OverPrice Phone Only

      • balcobomber25

        OPPO = Amazing phone for the price.

        • MaxPower

          That’s OPFTP

  • Guaire

    Assuming sensor size is 1/2.3″, its smaller pixels comparison to IMX378 negates the larger aperture.

    The price probably will be more expensive than Mi5s.

    • Assefa Hanson

      what kind of argument is this? its the other way around if you have bigger pixels then you go for 2.0 aperature, smaller pixels need larger aperture since the pixels are smaller and are like buckets that will not be able to take in as much rain (light in this case)

      • Guaire

        My point is that marketing material might be misleading for clueless consumers.

        Looking at this, they might think if a camera has larger aperture comparison to another its low light capability gonna be superior.

        • NextHype

          Plus hard/soft integration can greatly improve low light efficiency, whatever aperture the sensor may have… Numeric indicators are (almost) always deceiving ^^

  • NextHype

    This looks great. But not so great it could be mistaken with a DSLR shot, so maybe legit.

    It can capture the shadowy part of the rocks when most cam phone will be dazzled by the sunny part of the rocks and capture only a black blur in the shadowy part. And bird wings look very crisp and sharp for something captured in movement. If it’s legit, the new Sony sensor and Oppo’s new focus tech are doing marvel.

  • Gabest

    What’s the point of a demonstration picture taken in sunshine? Any $100 phone can produce the same image.

  • iTruth

    What are the other leaked specs? Does it have stereo speakers with 5.5 inch screen? That would get my money.

  • Peter Stein

    I just bought it Tuesday in China
    It’s great
    I also have a Xiaomi mi5 pro and prefer the R9s
    But let’s see how it does over time