Oppo announced two new Android smartphones that are positioned in the mid-market. With R9s and R9s Plus also the Chinese manufacturer follows the trend of the moment, or to carry a pair of devices similar in design but with different specifications, including the screen size. The two models will be available in China at a price slightly higher than those charged by rival Xiaomi and Huawei smartphone in its class.
Oppo has chosen both a aluminum unibody chassis and a 2.5D display with full HD resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels), protected from Gorilla Glass 5 . It changes the diagonal: for R9s 5.5 inches and 6 inches for R9s Plus . The screen covers the entire width of the smartphone (edge-to-edge). The screen-to-body ratio approaches 80% (77.5% for R9s and 79% for R9s Plus), thanks to the reduced size of the side frames (1.66 mm to 1.78 mm and R9s for R9s Plus ).
Oppo R9s integrates an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and 4 GB of RAM, while R9s Plus integrates an octa-core processor Snapdragon 653 and 6 GB of RAM . The two smartphones share all other specs: 64GB of flash memory, dual SIM slots hybrid (nano nano + / microSD), 16 megapixel rear camera with six lenses, aperture f / 1.7, LED flash and image stabilization (EIS for R9s and OIS + for R9s Plus), 16 megapixel front camera with five lenses and f / 2.0 aperture.
Connectivity is provided by modules WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n (R9s), WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (R9s Plus), Bluetooth 4.0 (R9s), Bluetooth 4.1 (R9s Plus) , GPS and LTE. The battery capacity is different (3010 mAh and 4000 mAh for R9s for R9s Plus), but both support the rapid charging technology VOOC Flash Charge that allows two hours of battery life in 5 minutes. The Home button hides the fingerprint reader. Size and weight are 153 × 74.3 × 6.58 mm and 145 grams per R9s; 163.63 × 80.8 × 7.35 mm and 185 grams per R9s Plus.
Software and prices
The operating system is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow customized by Oppo with its interface Color OS 3.0 and some pre-installed app. Both smartphones will be available in three colors: Gold, Rose Gold and Black. The prices are 2,799 yuan (R9s) and 3,499 yuan (R9s Plus). The smaller of the two will be on sale from October 28, while the phablet will hit the market in December. It is not known if and when they will be distributed in Europe.