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OPPO announces a launch for a new mid-range version of the K9 Pro

The impending K9s. (Source: OPPO)
The impending K9s. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has confirmed a launch for a new device for later in October 2021. It is quite like the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra-inspired K9 Pro in its looks, although it is slated to have the premium mid-tier Snapdragon 778G platform rather than the MediaTek flagship of the Pro. However, the K9s is said to retain its high display refresh rate, although other compromises might have been made for a more affordable price.

OPPO may have released one of the most distinctive and possibly most attractive semi-premium Android phones of the year in the K9 Pro. Now, the OEM will produce an encore in the form of a K9s, which, as one might guess from its product name, may comprise the next tier down in terms of specs and price.

Its maker has already confirmed that the K9s will indeed follow the trend set by the Pro in that it has a full rear-panel-spanning window for its rear camera hump. It is also rumored to come with a 120Hz display, as does its higher-end counterpart; however, the panel in question is said to be LCD rather than AMOLED.

As the K9s seems to have a side-mounted fingerprint reader/power button in its new teaser, this might indeed be the case. It may not miss out in terms of up-to-date connectivity and mid-range performance, however, as it is said to have the omnipresent Snapdragon 778G processor.

Finally, the K9s may have 30W charging (as opposed to 60W in the Pro), projected to re-fill a generous 5,000mAh battery, and a 3.5mm jack. It will be OPPO's contribution to the bumper tech news day of October 20, 2021, in the course of an event also now scheduled to unveil a new Neon Silver Sea colorway for the K9 Pro.

This shade gives the impression of being a gray version of the OEM's Stellar Black finish, which offsets the phone's holographic branding to good effect besides. It may thus prove a win among the brand's fans in China.

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The OPPO K9s and K9 Pro Neon Silver Sea will launch on the same day. (Source: OPPO via Weibo)
The OPPO K9s and K9 Pro Neon Silver Sea will launch on the same day. (Source: OPPO via Weibo)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-17 (Update: 2021-10-17)