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The OPPO K9 Pro is touted as a combination of Mi 11 Ultra looks and mid-range specs

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Previous leaks have hinted at an upcoming OPPO smartphone with a new design intended to recall Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra in its camera hump. Now, the latest tips assert that this device will indeed launch soon as the K9 Pro. It is slated to arrive with an up-to-date MediaTek Dimensity SoC and an AMOLED display.

A new OPPO device that has popped up on the official TENAA website ahead of its launch might end up informing design directions for its OEM based on its popularity. This is because it is the first smartphone from its maker with a new rear camera hump ostensibly inspired by a certain international Xiaomi flagship. Then again, the latest leaks seem to confirm less than top-end specs for the same upcoming product.

The impending model in question is known as the OPPO PEYM00, although it is already pretty obvious it will be part of the new K9 series on its launch. According to the well-regarded leaker WHYLAB, it will become the Pro variant of this line on its debut. 

The tipster has found it on China's Tianyi handset database under this name, on a page that also purports to list most of its specs. They include a 6.43-inch screen, which will display an Android 11-based ROM driven by the Dimensity 1200 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

WHYLAB also asserts that the display in question will be FHD AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate. The K9 Pro is also again portrayed as having Reno-esque triple rear lenses for that elongated housing, slated to contain 64+8+2MP shooters.

A second famed leaker, Digital Chat Station, has subsequently corroborated many of these details. They also include the battery slated to charge at 60W in the K9 Pro, which, as OPPO phones of this caliber often have a 65W standard, is a little odd. This tipster also hints at a 256GB option for the phone.

Finally, Digital Chat Station and WHYLAB seem to agree on the K9 Pro's reasonable starting price, which may come in as low as 2399 yuan (~US$372). Then again, neither leaker seems to know when OPPO intends to unveil this potentially exciting new sub-premium option.

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WHYLAB unearths further signs of the upcoming OPPO K9 Pro. (Source:  Tydevices via WHYLAB on Weibo)
WHYLAB unearths further signs of the upcoming OPPO K9 Pro. (Source: Tydevices via WHYLAB on Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-11 (Update: 2021-09-18)