OPPO R9 and its elder sibling, the OPPO R9 Plus are all set to launch on March 17. However, the company is not waiting for the launch day to reveal some of the features of the device. For example, yesterday, we saw that the OPPO R9 will come with thin bezels and thin black borders around the display.
Now, OPPO has revealed a portion of the back of the upcoming R9 flagship, and it confirms the design seen in the earlier TENAA listing. The company adds that the phone will come with a slim metal body that fits in your palm perfectly. Despite being made out of metal, the phone seems to be featuring a non-glossy texture. So, this matte texture could help provide a better grip to the user holding the device.
Apart from the back and the front, we also got an idea about the possible pricing of both the R9 and the R9 Plus yesterday evening. Thanks to a local OPPO store, it looks like the OPPO R9 will be priced at 2999 Yuan ($460) while the OPPO R9 Plus will retail for 3499 Yuan ($537).
For this price, the OPPO R9 will reportedly offer you a 5.5-inch 1080p display, octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. At the back, you will get a 16MP camera and a 2850mAh battery with the company’s trademark VOOC fast charging tech. We still don’t know whether the Super VOOC fast charge technology which was showcased at MWC 2016 will make it to the device.
As for the OPPO R9 Plus, the phone will be larger than the R9 featuring a 6-inch display with an octa-core chipset as well, but it’s the Snapdragon 652. Remember what the analyst had said a few days back? Many flagships this year would be using the Snapdragon 652 due to its lower cost. It seems like OPPO is following this trend. Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 16MP camera, VOOC fast charge and a large 4120mAh battery.