Oppo has finally revealed the R9 and R9 Plus. While they appear rather ordinary on the surface by today’s standards, the company has gone and put a ridiculous 16MP front-facing camera sensor on the both of these bad boys.
For the base R9 model, that means its 16-megapixel front sensor is even more plentiful than its 13-megapixel rear camera (though we know megapixels aren’t the only determining factor in overall image quality). The R9 Plus, meanwhile, has the same resolution on both the front and rear (with its rear sensor also having the added benefit of enabling 4K video recording).
Other specs for the Oppo R9 include a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset (an octa-core architecture), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage w/ microSD, 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display, a fingerprint scanner and a 2850mAh battery. Upgrading to the R9 Plus will bump the chipset to a Snapdragon 652, the display up to 6 inches and the battery up to 4,120mAh, though the devices are pretty much the same in all other qualities.
The R9 and R9 plus will start at around $430 and $510 respectively, but we wouldn’t bank on them making it far outside of china.