Oppo R9 to go official on March 17, Snapdragon 820 chip and other fancy technology rumored

Oppo R9 to go official on March 17, Snapdragon 820 chip and other fancy technology rumored
After making a strong showcase with its new fast charging and optical image stabilization tech at this year's MWC, Oppo is quickly turning to what it's known for around here – making pretty nice smartphones! It's been a while since the Chinese brand released a flagship model, as fans of its Find series have been left without a sequel for almost two years now.

Lately, we've seen the company concentrate its efforts on the 'R' line of design-conscious upper mid-rangers, which comprises the R5, R7, and R7 Plus handsets. It looks like Oppo wants to complete its ranks with the R9, which might be the closest thing to a Find 7 follow-up we're getting.

Up for announcement on March 17, the R9 was first seen in a teaser image, appearing with a slim gold metal body, a white face, and the button locations. The image shows the power button will be located near the right side's center, and a large SIM/SD tray will be positioned above it. Although we don't know the R9's exact specs, it’s possible that the smartphone will feature the new technology Oppo presented at MWC – Super VOOC fast charging and pixel-level optical image stabilization.

Recent rumors claim the Oppo R9 will have a 21MP Sony camera and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The phablet might also have a 6-inch display with a 1440 x 2450 resolution, up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM memory, along with 64 GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3700 mAH battery.

We'll find out more about the R9 in the weeks prior to its March 17 announcement event in Beijing, China. Oppo doesn't sell its smartphones in the US, although it has an European store, and importing is always an option.


via GizChina , GSMDome

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12 Comments

1. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

So how does this work with OPPO? Do they offer AOSP roms for all their devices? Would one be able to flash a stock(like) rom immediately after the release the R9??

10. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

They do offer Spectrum on all of their latest phones I guess (must check for the F1 I'm not completely sure) but they have committed to update the R5 and R7 to Spectrum OS Marshmallow

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Well many Oppo flagships share striking similarities (design and features) with the Oneplus line. You guys aint exactly losing out that much tbh. Perhaps you can do better with a Oneplus cause they actually care to make original skins and add Cyanogen-like featuers?

3. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

If every Oems are using S820, whats the point of being something different?

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Plenty. Battery life, design, OEM specific product lines (Note, Edge, etc..), speaker quality, choice of a variety of integrated audio DACs, and thermal dissipation. A smartphone can have the same Snapdragon SOC, but if it's thermal solution isn't up to par, it's gonna throttle like crazy.

4. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The Kirin950 and TegraK2 destroys this S820.

6. Dr.SamX

Posts: 240; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Yes and no... There is usually much more development for SD SOCs! I am not going to buy another Huawei phone with Kirin SOC, because you cannot get any custom roms and that really bugs me!

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

true. I prefer SD over any other soc bcoz it has wide developers support.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The 950 has less than half the GPU power and whatever Nvidia releases will not be suitable for a phone.

9. benoita74

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

It is a fact this won't come with Super VOOC, which oppo confirmed won't be ready before the latest part of the year. And the Smart Sensor hasn't made it to mass scale manufacturing yet neither. I still expect the real Oppo flagship to be released near the end of the year, whether it will come as the camera centric N5 (which would make sense obviously) or a Find 9 is another question

11. Mrinal

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

After all this i have a question, Can we trust Oppo in the same manner as we trust on Samsung or Apple? plz no battle for superiority amoung samsung or apple just asking can we trust Oppo as we trust on this brands!

12. Elfmonster unregistered

Anyone know if it comes with Dolby or equivalent internal high-end music drivers?

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