Judging from the recent developments, a handsome number of smartphone unveiling and launches are being expected in India in the comes few weeks. After Samsung and HTC, Oppo just started sending out media invites for an event scheduled on April 5. Although these invites do not mention, specifically, the smartphone(s) to be unveiled on the event, the tag line ‘Selfie Expert‘ clearly point towards the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus. This speculation is based on the fact that the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus feature a massive 16 MP front camera and that the the company has been marketing the photographic capabilities of the smartphone right from the start.
The Oppo R9 features a 5.5″ 1080p AMOLED touchscreen alongside an octa-core processor. This processor is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), 2,850 mAh battery, 13 MP rear camera and a 16MP front shooter. Moving on to the larger variant of the R9 series, R9 Plus sports a 6 inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset. Alongside the 652 chipset, the smartphone hosts a 4GB of RAM and offers two different storage variants – 64 GB and 128GB. Surprisingly both front and back cameras are 16 MP. To run all these components all day long, a 4,120 mAh battery is provided.
Oppo R9 and R9 Plus were unveiled in China on March 17 while they took further one week to reach the stores. The company remarkably sold over 180,000 units of the R9 series on the very fist day. Please note that R9 is being sold for RMB 2,799 ($430) in China, while its elder sibling carries a price tag of RMB 3,299 ($510).
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