Today, at a launch event in India, along with the Oppo F9 Pro, the Chinese company also launched its stripped-down variant, the Oppo F9.
In comparison with the F9 Pro, there are few differences in the F9, including the memory and the camera sensor. It lacks Oppo‘s proprietary VOOC flash charging and comes with slightly different gradient colors.
The Oppo F9 flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Waterdrop display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio, similar to the F9 Pro. Under the hood, this is too is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core 12nm processor — the same chipset that powers Oppo Realme 1.
It comes with 4GB RAM while the F9 Pro packs 6GB RAM. It packs 64GB internal storage and has a microSD card slot for expanding the capacity up to 256GB. Coming to the camera, there’s a dual-camera sensor with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.
On the front side, the phone comes equipped with a 16-megapixel shooter for taking selfies. In comparison, the F9 Pro sports a 25-megapixel front-facing snapper. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and retains the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own custom interface ColorOS 5.2 which comes with some advanced features such as Smart Bar, in order to offer a smoother experience to users.
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. The phone is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery but doesn’t come with the VOOC flash charging support.
In India, the Oppo F9 smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,990, which roughly converts to $287. Just like the F9 Pro, the phone will be available for purchase in India from 31st August through online stores as well as offline retailers across the country.