OPPO has been doing quite well with its first OPPO R9 smartphone selling over 180,000 units in the first day of sale. Now, the second and the larger device in the series, namely the OPPO R9 Plus will soon go on sale. The company has revealed that the phone will be available to purchase starting tomorrow in China.
The OPPO R9 Plus comes with a faster chip, larger screen and battery and a better rear camera as compared to the smaller OPPO R9 model. Instead of the Helio P10, the R9 Plus comes with the Snapdragon 652 octa-core chipset under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There will be a large 6-inch display on board with 1080p resolution. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button up front.
On the front as well as the back, the phone will come with 16MP sensors. So, selfies would come out just perfect on the device. Further, the phablet features a large 4120mAh battery to keep the phone going all day long. It also supports VOOC fast charging to keep the charging times to the minimum. Considering the specs, the OPPO R9 Plus is ideal for phablet lovers who want a powerful selfie camera that will last the entire day.
The OPPO R9 was an instant hit in China, selling over 400,000 units of the device in just four days of launch. In fact, in many of the places in the country, the phone was out of stock. The company has acknowledged this issue and has increased production to meet the high demand. Considering the success of the R9, we can expect OPPO to stock up the R9 Plus as well before it’s official sale.
The phone will be up for order tomorrow at a price tag of 3299 Yuan which comes to around $509. Not the cheapest 6-inch phone in the market, but that hasn’t stopped fans in China buying smartphones in the past. [source]