For the past few weeks, we have been hearing a lot about the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus flagships. According to the advertisements from the company in China, we knew that the phone was going to launch on March 17. Now, OPPO has just further confirmed the event in Beijing via its official weibo page.
The company released a new teaser today revealing that they have an event on March 17 at the Beijing National Convention Center. Like all its teasers in the past few days, this particular one also comes with a large 9 in the center confirming that the event is for the launch of the OPPO R9.
The OPPO R9 along with its elder brother, the R9 Plus recently passed through the certification website TENAA revealing its design and specs. Both the devices have a similar design, with the R9 Plus featuring a larger form factor owing to its 6-inch display.
As for the specs, the OPPO R9 will come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.95GHz, which could be the Helio X10. On the other hand, the OPPO R9 Plus features a 1.8GHz octa-core chip most likely the Snapdragon 652. Both feature 4GB RAM, but storage is 32GB on the R9 and 64GB on the R9 Plus. There’s a MicroSD card slot on both the devices, so you don’t have to worry about storage. A 16MP camera sensor adorns the back of both the devices. The R9 sports a 2850mAh battery while the R9 Plus features a 4120mAh battery. Finally, the R9 is slimmer with a 6.5mm body while the R9 Plus features a slightly thicker 7.4mm body.
Pricing and availability details have not been revealed yet but expect more information on the launch day, which is just a couple of weeks away. [source]