Oppo R9s in new Red color could be headed to the United States

Oppo, like a large proportion of China-based smartphone makers, has hitherto focused its attention on consumers in Asia. Like many of its peers, though, Oppo is reportedly setting its sights on the lucrative United States market, with rumors suggesting that the firm could make its U.S. debut in the coming weeks. Now, a rather enticing red variant of the Oppo R9s has been spotted in the wild, and given the previous reports, it's quite possible that said handset could roll out to Stateside consumers. 

Any image of a new device spotted in the wild must be taken with a degree of apprehension. According to the source of the leak, though, the red version is a Thing, and will roll out to Chinese consumers by the end of the year. 

With so many Eastern vendors showing interest in the United States and Europe among other markets, the general dominance of companies like Apple and Samsung will surely be tested in these parts. A flood of new brands is a potential boon for consumer choice and notably, many of these emerging firms pack high-end specs into handsets cheaper than much of the Western demographic is accustomed to paying

Having said that, the Oppo R9s doesn't really fall under the cheap-and-powerful umbrella. With a full-HD 5.5-inch AMOLED, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 chipset and 4 gigs of RAM, it's not especially eye-catching from a technical aspect. Added the fact that it currently retails for 2799 Yuan ($400) in China -- perhaps even higher than exchange for any potential U.S. roll-out -- and you've got yourself a mid-ranger at a sub-flagship cost. 

Still, if the R9s did launch for $400 at a store near you -- in red, no less -- could you be swayed? Let us know in the comments below. 

source: PLAYfuldroid

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3010 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    OPPO ColorOS UI



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I like Oppo, for the most part... And I keenly look at what they've to offer... The Oppo A37, which cost under $180 has everything you might find on an iPhone, excluding the SoC and cameras, of course. Metal uni-body construction, Gorilla Glass 4 and bright as day IPS Diaplay that could hold a candle against Apple Retina Display when it comes go accuracy and sharpness, and pretty inpressive cameras (considering the pricrtag). From no angle does it look like a cheap smartphone... And it felt pretty solid in hand... But some Oppo phones are simply duds, like this one... You're much better off with The Alcatel Idol 4S which has a A72/A53 Hexa Core and a relatively powerful GPU... But for day to day usage, it isn't too shabby... Although there are, of xourse, better phones in this range... AND I'M LOOKING AT ONE PLUS 3T...! G'Day!


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I've got the 3T. It is a fine piece of hardware. Makes me want for no other smartphones

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 925; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

BBK electronic is the owner of both OnePlus and Oppo (also vivo)

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