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Oppo R9, a smartphone with 16 megapixel camera

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After several leaks, the characteristics of the new smartphone R9 of Chinese brand Oppo are official: it is a phone with a 5.5 inch display, a front camera (yes, front) of 16 megapixels and a very wide 64 GB internal memory. It also highlights the ultra-fast charging system VOOC Flash, which provides up to two hours of battery life with a 5 minutes load.

Chinese smartphone Oppo R9

Oppo R9 outstanding specifications
The phone Oppo R9 has a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED display, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which can also be extended with external microSD card up to 128 GB. With this trend of storage in high-end smartphones, it seems that the problem of spaces will no longer be for the moment a headache for users.

The biggest bet of the company, however, is in cameras: the front is 16 megapixels. A resolution that places it even over the main camera, which stays in the 13 megapixels. It seems that important parts of the target audience are fans buyers to selfies, and in that sense are not going to be disappointed.

The Oppo R9 has a dual SIM card slot and has built its own system of fingerprint recognition, both for unlocking the phone as for payments. In this sense, time and user experiences will tell us if the system is really safe, although this biometric system has almost become the norm in the market for a few months already.

In terms of dimensions, we are facing with a terminal of 151.8 mm x 74.3 mm x 6.6 mm and weight 145 grams. The space dedicated to the display is maximized, since the lateral “margins” measuring only 1.66 mm.

The Oppo R9 uses a proprietary operating system (Color OS 3.0) based on Android. The company promises that it is 25% faster than the Color 2.1 present in previous models such as the Oppo R7 and R7s.

So far, the technical characteristics mentioned are more than convincing. However, if something actually boasts the Oppo R9 is the ultra-fast charging system VOOC Flash, which we have already seen in some previous models and with only 5 minutes of power could grant up to two hours on call. At least those are the results obtained in numerous laboratory studies, but the company says that the actual performance may vary. In any case, it is good news that there is the possibility of obtaining long autonomy for the phone with a load of only 5 minutes.

The Chinese smartphone Oppo R9 can already be booked and will go on sale next March 24 by 2799 yen, equivalent to about 383 euro. At the moment only appears in the Chinese version of the company website, but it is expected that in the coming few days information updated in other languages and with prices in other currencies.

However, taking into account the yen price and technical specifications for reference, it seems that other countries will also be sold as a high-end mobile with interesting features and at a competitive price.