Oppo teases upcoming R9 smartphone ahead of official premiere
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.