The OPPO F9 smartphone is now official in Philippines, Taiwan. Very soon it will be hitting other Southeast Asian market such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. India is expected to receive the smartphone as OPPO F9 Pro. The OPPO F9 has arrived as a successor for the OPPO F7 notched display smartphone that was unveiled earlier. The F9 features a smaller drop-like notch. Hence, the company has dubbed the new design as waterdrop display. Other exciting features of the smartphone include color changing appearance, VOOC flash charging and AI driven selfie camera.
OPPO F9 Specifications and Features
The OPPO F9 has arrived in color gradient options such as Starry Purple, Twilight Blue and Sunrise Red. All these color variants feature diamond-like pattern on their rear. The amazing pattern becomes visible when the handset is viewed from certain angles. The handset measures 156.7 x 74 x 7.99mm and it weighs 169 grams.
The 6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen of the OPPO F9 produces Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. According to OPPO, the waterdrop screen of the F9 produces a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent.
The Helio P60 that powered the OPPO F7 is the same chipset that powers the OPPO F9. The 2.0 GHz octa-core SoC by MediaTek features a dedicated AI unit for handling AI tasks. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Some markets will be receiving both 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants of the smartphone.
The handset is packed with 3,500mAh battery that carries support for VOOC flash charging through microUSB. The company claims that the phone can last for 2 hours by charging it for only 5 minutes. Compared to traditional high current protection, VOOC brings five 5 levels of protection from adapter to the charging por and internals of the F9 to prevent it from overheating while charging.
The backside of the OPPO F9 features a horizontally arranged f/1.85 aperture 16-megapixel + f/1.85 aperture 2-megapixel dual camera setup that provides impressive depth of field effects. The smartphone supports recognition of 16 scenes and object such as sunset, grass, indoor, food, snow, night, dog, scenery and so on for shooting better photos.
The internal storage of OPPO F9 is 64 GB. For more storage, it features a microSD card slot. The handset is loaded with ColorOS 5.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo. connectivity features on the handset include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB, USB OTG and 3.5mm audio jack. The handset lacks support for NFC.A fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear shell of the phone.
OPPO F9 Pricing and Availability
OPPO Thailand has confirmed that the OPPO F9 is priced at THB10,990 (~$329). Vietnam has received the 4 GB RAM variant of the phone with a price tag of VND 7,990,000 (~$340). The pre-orders of the F9 will begin today in Vietnam followed by its market release on Aug. 24.