In the previous week, Oppo had introduced the Oppo F9 in southeast Asian markets like Vietnam and Philippines. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has introduced the same smartphone in India with Oppo F9 Pro moniker. The handset sports a beautiful waterdrop notch display that offers a large screen space. It is the first OPPO F-series phone from the company to arrive in India with VOOC flash charging technology. Since it is Selfie Expert series smartphone, it is equipped with AI powered front-facing camera.
Design and Display
The OPPO F9 Pro is flanked with glass panels on both sides with a metallic frame in between. The impressive diamond-shaped patter on the glass rear that becomes visible when viewed from different angles makes it appear like a premium smartphone. Also, it comes in three irresistible color choices such as Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple. The smartphone measures 156.7 x 74 x 7.99mm and it weighs 169 grams.
The waterdrop display design brings a smaller notch on the Opp9 Pro compared to the predecessor OPPO F7 smartphone. The 19.5:9 display of the F9 Pro supports Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Chinese manufacturer claims that the smartphone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent.
Chipset, Battery and Software
The Oppo F9 borrows the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC from its predecessor. The 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants of the F9 are packed with 64 GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot on the phone. The handset is loaded with ColorOS 5.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo OS which brings along Google Lens support.
The F9 Pro receives power from its 3,500mAh battery which carries support for VOOC flash charging technology which promises 2 hours of talk time by charging it for only 5 minutes. The Chinese manufacturer has employed 5 levels of protection layers from the adapter to the port and to innards of the device to ensure that VOOC flash charging safely charges the smartphone.
Cameras and Connectivity Features
The rear panel of the Oppo F9 Pro features horizontally aligned, and LED flash enabled f/18 aperture 16-megapixel + f/2.4 aperture 2-megapixel dual camera setup. The f/2.0 aperture 25-megapixel selfie camera with Sensor HDR coupled with software HDR allows Oppo F9 Pro users to shoot natural looking selfie shots in bright and low light conditions. Oppo has packed features like AI driven portrait mode AI-powered scene recognition, AI beauty technology, Super Vivid mode for enhanced color saturation on outfits, AR stickers, and slow-motion video shooting in order to deliver the best photography experience on the Oppo F9 Pro.
The connectivity features that are available on the Oppo F9 Pro include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, microUSB and 3.5mm headphone jack. It lacks support for NFC. A fingerprint scanner is fitted on the backside of the smartphone.
Pricing and Availability
The 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM variants of the Oppo F9 Pro are respectively priced at Rs. 23,990 and Rs. 19,990. The pre-orders of the smartphone have already begun on Flipkart and Oppo stores.
The exclusive gifts that are available for the buyers of the smartphone are one-time free screen replacement, cashback offers from Reliance Jio, 3D metallic bottle and 10 percent cashback for users of ICICI credit card users. The first sale of the smartphone is scheduled to take place on Aug. 31 at all Oppo stores, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall, Reliance digital, Croma, Sangeetha, Vijay Sales and more.