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Price Drop for the OPPO F9 and A3s: Finally worth buying?

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Prices for the F9 and the A3s, two of OPPO’s major smartphones in the country, received a drop in prices. OPPO announced the news through their official Facebook page, probably in response to their newly released F11 lineup. A common trend in the smartphone world, whenever a new model arrives, it’s predecessor usually gets a price drop.

OPPO F9

The new price of the OPPO F9 is Rs 37,990, down from Rs 41,590. Although, scouring through the streets of New Road might see yourself bring the prices down even more. Either way, a welcome discount none-the-less, the device already makes a good case for itself. If you want one, go for it. Prices for the 6GB RAM variant remains unchanged.

Oppo F9 Specs Overview:

  • Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Up to 256 GB (dedicated)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16 + 2 MP lens with f/1.8 aperture and f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 25 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh with VOOC Flash Charge
  • Price (4 GB): Rs. 37,990
  • Price (6 GB): Rs. 45,590

OPPO A3s

Originally launched for Rs 19,490, the phone has now received two price drops till date, bringing it down to Rs 16,990. But it still falls short compared to the Realme C1, by almost 1.5k. Both are basically identical products, apart from a few minor differences like a superior selfie camera on the A3s.

But the Realme C1 actually gets Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a feature the A3s misses out on for some reason. If you ask us, go for the C1, and save yourself the extra cost. As for the 3/32GB variant, it’s price remains unchanged. Which means you will need to pay almost 7.5k extra for 1GB of RAM and 16GB of extra storage. How does that even make sense?

Oppo A3s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM: 2/3GB RAM
  • Storage: 16/32GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • OS: ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • SIM(s): Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, secondary 2MP camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
  • Dimensions: 156.2×75.6×8.2mm; Weight: 168g
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB OTG
  • Battery: 4230mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 16,990 (2/16GB)
  • Price: Rs. 24,590 (3/32GB)