OPPO announced only today that the R9 and the R9 Plus will be made official on the 17th of March, i.e., 10 days from today.
OPPO are going all-out on the spec war with these phones. Both phones will have AMOLED displays, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board storage and 16 mega-pixel cameras on the front… and the rear.
As for the spec bit that’ll differentiate between the phones, it’ll be the screen. The R9 will get a 5.5-inch panel, while the R9 Plus will ship with a 6-inch one.
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Both phones will also feature VOOC fast charging (no Super VOOC here folks, sorry!).
Incidentally, pricing for both phones also leaked today. According to the leaked flier, the OPPO R9 will go for 2498 Yuan ($383/€347), while its bigger sibling will be priced 2998 Yuan ($460/€417) for 64GB and 3298 Yuan ($505/€459) for the 128GB version.
Given OPPO’s usual pricing strategies, and considering these fliers have some truth about them, the R9 could actually challenge some affordable flagships, the Xiaomi Mi 5 for instance.