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Oppo R9 smartphone could be unveiled on March 17

Oppo R9 smartphone could be unveiled on March 17
Oppo R9 smartphone could be unveiled on March 17
The rumored 6-inch flagship smartphone may be the first to feature Super VOOC fast-charging as demonstrated at MWC 2016.

A number of official teasers are suggesting a March 17 announcement date for the Oppo R9, which may feature the Super VOOC Quick Charge technology presented at MWC 2016. According to Oppo, a 5-minute recharge time could provide up to 2 hours of talk time while a 15-minute charge time can fully charge a 2500 mAh battery.

Recent rumors speculate that the Oppo R9 will be another flat and sleek metal smartphone with Gold, Rose Gold, and other colors. The official teaser from Oppo shows the smartphone from its side with a SIM or SD slot, golden edge, and White front and back. The R9 may carry a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC, 13 MP rear camera, 3700 mAh battery, and a large 6-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution display.

Oppo only recently announced the F1 Plus and R7 mainstream smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer boasted a shipment volume of 50 million smartphones for all of 2015 compared to over 100 million from Huawei and currently faces competition from Xiaomi, THL, and others. Oppo smartphones are not widely available in North America where contract phones are a much more common and popular solution for users.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-03- 3 (Update: 2016-03- 3)