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Oppo teases upcoming R9 smartphone ahead of official premiere

Oppo teases upcoming R9 smartphone ahead of premiere
Oppo teases upcoming R9 smartphone ahead of premiere
The manufacturer is slowly publishing images of the R9 smartphone leading up to the eventual reveal of the device expected later this month.

The Oppo R9 smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to be unveiled on March 17. Nonetheless, that hasn't stopped Oppo from merrily posting small tidbits of new information onto social media sites to hype the premiere of the smartphone. There are currently a number of new teaser images showcasing parts of the design on blogging site Weibo, which include pictures showing off the thin metal with SIM/SD card slots.

Otherwise, not much else is know about the flagship phone. Oppo unveiled its VOOC fast-charging technology at MWC 2016 that is expected to be implemented onto the R9. Earlier rumors based on certification documents from TENAA claim that the Oppo R9 will launch in two models: The standard 5.5-inch R9 and the 6-inch R9 Plus. Both models will otherwise have the same core specifications including the octa-core SoC, dual SIM support, Color OS, and 4 GB RAM.

Other potential features include a Home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor and 16 MP cameras for both the rear and front. Battery capacity is expected to be 2850 mAh for the 5.5-inch model while the battery for the larger 6-inch model could be as high as 4120 mAh.

Oppo recently boasted over 50 million smartphones shipped throughout the 2015 calendar year.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-03- 7 (Update: 2016-03- 7)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.