The OPPO Find X was a pretty nice smartphone, a true flagship if I might add. But it’s not really what OPPO is all about, especially with the “F” series still in the running. So, following the success of the Oppo F7, Oppo has already started to tease their next selfie-centric smartphone, the Oppo F9.
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The OPPO F9 will be a mid-tier smartphone, with similar specs as it’s predecessor. The things that are changing, going by a tweet from Oppo Malaysia, is the notch and waterproofing. No, the notch is here to stay, but it’s a small one, just like on that Essential phone.
A drop of rain falls on the leaf will shine they say, but how if it falls on the screen?
Get ready to welcome the OPPO F9 with new waterdrop screen, a breaking new vision experience for you! #OPPOF9 #WaterdropScreen pic.twitter.com/4qn9UAjmet
— OPPO Malaysia (@OPPOMalaysia) July 30, 2018
Again, judging by the notch, we can also confirm that there is going to be one camera at the front, which will be a 25MP unit with f/2.0 aperture. The back of the phone gets dual 16MP+2MP cameras with portrait mode and slow-mo video recording support. It also gets the AI 2.1 which provides HDR and vivid mode for better more eye-pleasing photos.
The smartphone is set to launch on August 21, and we are expecting three variants as usual. According to OPPO Malaysia, they want you to “Get ready to welcome the OPPO F9 with new waterdrop screen, a breaking new vision experience for you!” with the hashtag “#Waterdrop screen”. Here are two leaked sales pitch from OPPO themselves, courtesy of “Slashleaks”.
The Pro variant will, for a fact come with VOOC fast charging support which OPPO claims will deliver 2 hours of talk time in just 5-minute charge. This same variant will also come in a gradient back design and dual cameras (16MP+2MP) at the rear. Don’t believe it? Watch the official video below.
As for the technical part, you get a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC inside, with the same Mali G72 MP3 GPU. RAM size depends on the variant you get, but it’s going to be either 4GB or 6GB. Battery capacity comes in at 3500mAh and storage caps out at 64GB. The phone will come with Gorilla Glass 6 protection and a waterproof body.
It’s also a 6.3″ 2280×1080 pixel display with a waterdrop notch and a maximum brightness of just 450nits. The phone will be 7.99mm thick and 169g heavy. There are also a few new colour options like the Starry purple colour, Sunrise Red, and Twilight Blue. But all this are just rumours so maybe not take it too seriously.