Many might be less familiar with Oppo and its products. Well, for starters, this OEM was ranked the second most successful smartphone company in China during the first year of 2016, only outshone by the giant Huawei.
The fact that Oppo managed to beat the likes of Xiaomi, Vivo, Meizu, Samsung, Vivo and even Apple in this region means that the company has a point to prove. One of the major smartphones that were driving the company’s sales past the aforementioned names is the Oppo R9. This phone had a sibling in the name of Oppo R9 Plus, both of which are still selling really well.
Now, despite the fact that the Oppo R9 and Oppo R9 Plus are still doing well in the market, the Chinese OEM is reportedly set to launch a new phone in the shape of Oppo R9s, which is just another variant of the inaugural variant.
There is a company event scheduled for October 19 and it is during this event that the Oppo R9s will be unveiled. The phone has already been teased, with confirmation that it will feature an IMX398 sensor from Sony on its back alongside the company’s Super VOOC Rapid Charge technology.
With the event less than a week away, more details about the Oppo R9s have begun surfacing and the latest come from a famous leaker known as Steve Hemmerstoffer. The leaker has shared a series of images that he believes are for the upcoming Oppo R9s. The phone has the same processor as its predecessor, but the changes will be seen in terms of design. The selfie camera has been repositioned to the opposite side while the antenna lines have also been successfully hidden. With this, the overall design of the new Oppo R9s should be much better than its predecessor.
The front and back cameras of the Oppo R9s are equal at 16MP and they boast the same aperture of f/1.9, making the phone one of the best in terms of selfies, if not the best. Apparently, this will be the first time the new Sony sensor will be used. As for the Super VOOC Rapid Charging technology, expect to get up to 10 hours of battery life by charging the 2500mAh unit for just 5 minutes.
You can check out the official Oppo website for more details on how to make an Oppo R9s reservation. Keep in mind that making a reservation does not require any exchange of cash.