Not a day goes by without news about the upcoming OPPO R9 and the R9 Plus smartphones. Earlier, we reported that the upcoming OPPO smartphones could be quite costly in China, and now, the larger model in the lineup, namely the OPPO R9 Plus has been spotted on the benchmarking website AnTuTu. Thanks to the listing, we can once again confirm the specs of the device. Earlier, TENAA listing had revealed the internals of the device.
The model number as given by AnTuTu is R9 Plustm A, which indicates that this is the larger and more powerful variant. The listing further confirms that the OPPO R9 Plus will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip. While this chip isn’t as powerful as SD820, it’s still powerful enough to drive a flagship smartphone. Further, the Adreno 510 GPU will ensure that the phone’s graphics performance is up to the mark.
Other features are just as revealed by TENAA. So, there is 4GB of RAM on board along with 64GB of internal storage. While AnTuTu doesn’t reveal the display size, TENAA confirmed a 6-inch 1080p screen on the device. Another interesting information revealed by the listing is the camera up front. As you can see in the listing, the R9 Plus will feature a 16MP front-facing shooter, which should capture great selfies. The rear camera will also be the same 16MP sensor.
While these look like pretty decent specs for a 6-inch phablet, what we are really concerned about is the software on board. Android 5.1.1 on a 2016 flagship? We don’t think so. OPPO may not be so frequent with their Android updates, but we hope that the retail version of the OPPO R9 Plus ships with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.
With these specs, the phone managed to score about 70K on AnTuTu, which is pretty decent. But it’s still below the deca-core Helio X20 which gets around 85K.
Now, coming to the pricing, a recent leak said that the phone could be priced at around 3499 Yuan which is a lot for such a device. It comes to around $537. That’s way more than the official $354 (2699 Yuan) price of the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro. [source]