Benchmark confirms several OPPO R9s key specs, including Snapdragon 625 SoC

Two of China’s rising smartphone OEM stars have interesting press events officially lined up for next week, specifically October 18 and 19, with Huawei clearly ready to unveil the Honor 6X handheld and Honor S1 smartwatch, while OPPO reportedly gears up for R9s and R9s Plus announcements.

We already know the incremental upgrades for last spring’s R9, aka F1 Plus, and R9 Plus will adopt 16MP rear-facing cameras with exciting new Sony Exmor sensors in tow, proprietary Super VOOC flash charging technology has been a given for many months, and now, Primate Labs adds a few extra pieces to the puzzle.

A no doubt advanced pre-release prototype of the OPPO R9s that recently paid Geekbench a customary performance-testing visit ran Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, up from 5.1 Lollipop on the original R9 duo, with an octa-core 2.02 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood.

That’s far from a beastly silicon, and it can actually be considered inferior to the SD652 inside the R9 Plus. But it’s probably faster than the F1 Plus’s Helio P10 chip, with the R9s Plus likely to accommodate a higher-end member of the Snapdragon family. Maybe even an 820.

Back to the OPPO R9s on hand, this also seems to pack 4GB RAM, and separate reports and rumors hint at a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP selfie shooter, 3000mAh or so battery, fingerprint recognition and so on. Not bad for what we expect to be a relatively affordable device.

Source: Primate Labs

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