If you liked OPPO’s R9– correction, if you had the chance to purchase and own the R9, you might be excited enough to tell people about the R9s and R9s Plus.
The phones share a 16-megapixel main camera sensor from Sony, the 1/2.8-inch IMX398. An aperture of f/1.7 can capture 40 percent more light than other cameras with f/2.2 apertures while dual phase detect autofocus doubles the focus subdivisions of normal PDAF systems. Don’t forget about that selfie camera — it’s what the original R9 phones were all about, right? It’s 16 megapixels of resolution with an f/2.0 aperture and screen flash.
Other aspects include a subtle “six-string” antenna design with 0.3mm line thicknesses and a 3,010mAh battery with VOOC charging — five minutes of charging can get another two hours of use. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset is in each of these phones, though they have yet to been specified. It isn’t clear that we’re seeing the newer Snapdragon processors announced this week and that were rumored to be seen on the Plus. Both do get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (microSD-expandable), though. Topping it off is a fingerprint sensor.
In China, sales activities begin October 28. The R9s will be ¥2,799 ($415) while the R9s Plus will be ¥3,499 ($519). Australia, Singapore and Taiwan will also be in on the action.