Oppo has taken the curtains off its upcoming smartphone in the company’s F-series of devices — Oppo F9, which is scheduled to launch on August 15th in Vietnam and the Philippines.
Ahead of the phone’s official launch next week, several key details of the smartphone has already surfaced online. The phone is expected to come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio.
The company is reportedly calling the display “Oppo’s first Waterdrop screen”, which will have a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent. On top of the display, there’ll be a small notch in a triangular shape, housing only the selfie camera.
Recent GeekBench listing of the phone revealed that it’ll pack MediaTek‘s Helio P60 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. The phone will feature a 25-megapixel front-facing snapper while on the back side, there’ll be a dual-camera setup with 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.
The phone will be running on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own ColorOS custom interface. It will be fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery with support for Oppo’s VOOC fast charging technology that provides 50% of power in just 30 minutes.
After introducing the Diamond Black design in the Oppo F7 and Realme 1, the company is going a step forward with the Oppo F9 and is introducing gradient design. In this design, the color changes under light and not only on the back but on the sides as well.
The phone will be available in three color options — Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple. Oppo says that the colors are inspired by nature, taking design cues from sunrise, twilight, and starry skies. While the phone is all set to debut in Vietnam and the Philippines, the global availability is not yet known.