Oppo has today launched a new smartphone in the Indian market in its mid-range F-series of devices — Oppo F9 Pro. The phone is priced at Rs. 23,990 ($344) and comes with the trendy gradient colors in three different options — Sunlight Red, Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple.
While the phone is now available for pre-order, the sales of the Oppo F9 Pro will commence from 31st August and will be available for purchase from various online stores as well as offline stores across the nation.
The Oppo F9 Pro comes with a “waterdrop” display which has a small notch on top of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on top.
Under the hood, the device is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor along with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot, enabling users to expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.
The phone features a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera sensor that captures the depth of field. On the front side, it comes with a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor for taking selfies.
The camera features AI Beautification 2.1 technology that identifies the camera usage pattern and enhances the captured images. The company is also introducing Vivid Mode to the videos, which was earlier available for images only. The camera now also supports Slow motion video recording.
Coming to the software, the device runs on ColorOS 5.2 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. It comes with various features, including Google Lens, Touchpal Keyboard with AI assistant, among others. It also introduces Smart Bar for interference-free usage of apps and games.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, MicroUSB 2.0, and GPS. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back panel for added security.
The phone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash Charging. It is said to be the world’s first low-voltage and fast charging technology. The company says that the technology is 4X faster than the normal 5V/1A charging and can provide 2 hours of talk-time with just 5 minutes of charging.