As expected, Oppo has extended its R9 series with the launch of two new handsets in China – Oppo R9s and R9s Plus. The devices have been priced aggressively at $415 and $519 respectively and feature impressive camera arrangements, at least on paper.

OPPO-R9s-Plus

In terms of design, both smartphones heavily resemble Apple’s iPhone with aluminum unibodies and measure 6.5/7.35mm in thickness. While the R9s comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD panel up front, R9s Plus is fitted with a 6-inch display, however, maintains the same resolution. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass 5 over both of them for protection against drops and abrasions. The camera setup has been also kept identical – a 16MP rear f/1.7 6P lens, dual-tone LED flash, 4k video recording, and a 16MP front f/2.0 5P lens. There’s although, one crucial difference among the two, Oppo R9s uses EIS for stabilization, but R9s Plus has OIS. Additionally, they both run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow layered over with a thick coating of Oppo’s Color OS 3.0 software.

OPPO-R9s

The distinctions are, though, much more critical when it comes to the processing hardware. Oppo R9 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core SoC clocked at 2Ghz, Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 3010 mAh battery, and 64GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 128GB via a MicroSD card. The Oppo R9s Plus, on the other hand, comes with a Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core processor (Quad 1.95GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53 CPUs), Adreno 510 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 4000 mAh battery and MicroSD card up to 128GB.

Furthermore, both the handsets offer a fingerprint scanner housed under the home button up front, support VOOC Flash Charge, Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band). Color options include Gold, Rose Gold, and Black.

Oppo R9s Specifications

  • 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Dimensions: 153×74.3×6.58mm, Weighs 145g
  • 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, 6P lens, EIS, LED Flash, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2GHz , Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, ColorOS 3.0
  • Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, Fingerprint scanner
  • 3010 mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge

Oppo R9s Plus Specifications

  • 6-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Dimensions: 163.63×80.8×7.35mm; Weighs 185g
  • 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, 6P lens, OIS, LED Flash, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core processor (Quad 1.95GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53 CPUs), Adreno 510 GPU, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, ColorOS 3.0
  • Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0
  • 4000 mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge

The Oppo R9s is priced at 2799 yuan (~US$ 415 / Rs. 27,680), while the R9s Plus at 3499 yuan (~US$ 519 / Rs. 34,590) in China. The former will go on sale starting from October 28th and the latter will be available sometime in December.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.