Oppo announces Oppo A9 with a 16MP selfie camera and a big battery

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Oppo usually launches ‘Youth’ variant as the toned down version of their midrange F-series devices. We saw devices like Oppo F5 Youth and F7 Youth in the past. But this time, Oppo announced the toned down version of the Oppo F11 as the Oppo A9.

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Overview

In the ‘Youth’ version of the device, Oppo usually strips down the specs in the imaging part. And similar is the case on this one. The newly launched Oppo A9 features a dual rear camera setup with the combination of 16MP and 5MP sensor. It was initially 48MP + 5MP setup on the Oppo F11. On the front lies a 16MP selfie shooter tucked inside the teardrop style notch.

Talking about the display, the phone gets the 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel enriched with Full-HD+ resolution. Nothing about the display protection has been mentioned yet. But Oppo has clearly specified the device will have a screen to body ratio of 90.7%.

Moving on to the performance, we have the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset on the board. And to complement the performance, there is 6GB of RAM. The phone also comes aboard with 128GB of onboard memory with an SD card slot for the storage expansion.

On to the software part, we get the Android Pie like most of the phones in 2019. Oppo has also flavored the user interface with its custom skin ColorOS on the top. The software also includes GameBoost 2.0, which is said to enhance gaming performance.

The device comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a sizable 4020mAh battery underneath.

Oppo A9 Specifications

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 395PPI
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • OS & UI: Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB, Expandable up to 256GB via SD card
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera setup: 16MP + 2MP, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 4,020 mAh with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging technology; Micro USB charging port

Price & Availability

The phone comes in three color options: Mica Green, Ice Jade White, and Fluorite Purple. Talking about the price, the handset demands CNY1,799 ($267/€239) on the purchase. The phone will go sale in China starting from the 30th of April. There is no information regarding the availability of the device outside of China.