Oppo R9s with two 16MP cameras to be announced on October 19 in Shanghai


Prominent Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has sent out press invites confirming that its upcoming Oppo R9s smartphone will be announced on October 19 in Shanghai. The handset has hardly been shrouded in secrecy, for it's already the subject of a TV spot airing in China. We also know what constitutes most of its spec sheet, which paints a picture of an upper mid-range smartphone.

The Oppo R9s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with a 3010mAh battery (an upgrade from the 2580mAh unit in the Oppo R9) with VOOC fast charging technology.

Moreover, the Oppo R9s also features a promising camera setup, comprised of two 16MP, F1.7 cameras on the front and back. Mind you, this bit might have been lost in translation, although a 16MP rear camera is a sure bet, as evidenced by previous leaks. Also, the R9s will be among the first smartphones equipped with the new Sony IMX398 camera sensor. While details on it are not available, an upgraded Sony camera sensor is always good news, especially if the smartphone is optimized to take full advantage of it.

The Oppo R9s probably won't make a global debut, but Oppo is known for selling its devices in both Asia and Europe, so European users might eventually get to play with the metal-bodied handset.

source: IT Home (Translated)

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7 Comments

1. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

I got myself an oppo R5 early last year. I was thinking of buying the R9 model but I was disappointed with the midrange processor. So I got myself an ip6s+ instead.

2. Kumar123 unregistered

I'm laughing. Sony now giving their latest and greatest camera sensor to Chinese companies yet they use years old camera sensor/optics to their Flagship phones. Pathetic. Absolutely Pathetic, Sony. Sony mobile should be ashamed of themself. And people please don't reply to my post saying its not the sensor that's wrong with Sony but it's software. The truth is it's both. You need the latest and greatest hardware with great software algorithms. Sony is failing at both. Such a pity.

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Hi i'm an adroid guy and i'm a fan of you and Ninetysix. lul XD

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Xperia X Perfomance scores 88 on DXOmark so I would say they are pretty damn good.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

DXOmark score is highly misleading. Sony's camera is always at the top thanks to their high score in stabilization and autofoucs. Even If you compare the pixel and XP camera's image sample from DXOmark website XP's image sample looks like crap compared to Pixel's ( it's especially true for low light image ). I don't how DXOmark rank Sony's camera's noise score that high despite having that about of noise in the pictures. And the artifacts score is ridiculous despite they admitted that they found some serious issues with it. I also have issues with their Exposure and contrast score for XP. I wouldn't be surprised if I find out later that DXOmark give Sony's mobile especial treatment because they have strong relationship with their camera division.

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't think PA mentioned this, but the IMX398 is said to also be "dual pixel" like the S7 family. I have a feeling that the OnePlus 4 will use this sensor, too.

7. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Second the site kimovil the sensor os a imx298http://www.kimovil.com/pt/onde-comprar-oppo-r9-plus

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