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OPPO sneaks in the A9 mid-range handheld

The OPPO A9 will start shipping on April 30 for just under US$270. (Source: OPPO)
The OPPO A9 will start shipping on April 30 for just under US$270. (Source: OPPO)
The A9 was added to OPPO's store without an official announcement, and the store page does not even reveal the full specs. OPPO most likely used the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC to power the A9 and added 6 GB of RAM plus 128 GB of storage. Also included are a large 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS screen and a 4,020 mAh battery, together with a 16 MP selfie cam and a 16 MP + 2 MP dual-cam on the back.

It looks like the Reno sub-brand is getting all the attention from OPPO these days, as the other lineups are barely receiving any publicity when it comes to new releases. This is clearly the case for the new A9 mid-range smartphone that got no official announcement or press release and was just plopped on the official site with succinct specs and pricing.

The official site does not even mention the exact SoC, but according to leaks cited by GSMArena, the A9 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, which can be expanded with up to 256 GB via the microSD card slot. As far as the display is concerned, the A9 comes with a 6.53-inch 2,340 x 1,080 IPS screen. There also is a teardrop notch hiding a 16 MP selfie cam with HDR capabilities.

For the rear cam setup, OPPO opted for a 16 MP main shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor. The fingerprint reader is placed on the back, as well, and there are three color options: Mica Green, Ice Jade White and Flourite Purple. Other features include a hefty 4,020 mAh battery, audio jack, GameBoost 2.0 for easy overclocking during gaming sessions and Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6 UI.

While the A9 will only be available in China initially, OPPO is expected to launch the model in other countries after a few months. The model will begin shipping on April 30 for around US$267.

Ice Jade White color option (Source: OPPO)
Ice Jade White color option (Source: OPPO)
Flourite Purple color option (Source: OPPO)
Flourite Purple color option (Source: OPPO)
Mica Green color option (Source: OPPO)
Mica Green color option (Source: OPPO)

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-04-25 (Update: 2019-04-25)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.