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OPPO launches the R9s with extra wide F1.7 aperture camera


UPDATE: We have the OPPO R9s Full Review, make sure to check it out!

The OPPO R9 (check out our OPPO R9 review) was launched mid-last year with the focus of being a smartphone with one of the best selfie cameras out there. A 16 Megapixel front facing camera and ISOCELL technology lets you capture yourself as best as it can be.

OPPO R9s now has an all new bells and whistles on the rear camera: a brand new SONY IMX398 sensor developed exclusively for OPPO with an extra wide F1.7 aperture.

As a result, you will be able to take faster, better with lower noise shots even in low lit situations. The new Dual PDAF (phase detection autofocus) technology equipped in the rear camera also offers 40% focus speeds. Assuming we get a review device, stay tuned to see more photos taken by the OPPO R9s here at Craving Tech and our social media channels.

Photo shot by OPPO R9s
Photo shot by OPPO R9s

The front camera seems to feature the same lens as the OPPO R9 (16 Megapixel, F2.0) but should still be a good lens to capture selfies.

OPPO R9s selfie

Specs wise, the OPPO R9s will be powered by Qualcomm octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM and 64GB of expandable storage with 3,010mAh battery and OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge technology. No OPPO’s Super VOOC (which can fully charge a phone in 15 minutes) yet, so we may have to wait a bit longer for it (perhaps OPPO R11?)

Touch Access (the fingerprint unlocking) also gets an upgrade, along with a six-string antenna design that operates on six frequency ranges. OPPO keeps the design clean and minimalist.

If you want to see how fast the original Touch Access is on the OPPO R9, check out my short video here:

According to OPPO, the new Touch Access offers an increase in the recognition rate by up to 40 per cent, even with wet fingers. We definitely can’t wait to be amazed all over again.

OPPO R9s Full Specifications

The OPPO R9s Specs
Height153 mm
Width74.3 mm
Thickness6.58 mm
Weight147 g (with battery
Basic Parameters
ColourGold and Black
Operating SystemColorOS3.0, Android 6.0
ProcessorMSM8953 Octa-core
GPUMali-T860 MP2
Storage64 GB (support micro SD card up to 256GB)
Battery3010mAh (Typical) Li-Po Battery (unremovable)
Size5.5 inches
ResolutionFHD (1920*1080 pixels)
Colours16 million
TouchscreenMulti-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 5
Main Sensor16 MP
Front Sensor16 MP
Aperture Rearf/1.7
Aperture Frontf/2.0
Video Mode4k/1080p/720p
SIM Card TypeDual Nano-SIM
Audio EffectDirac
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz, 5GHz
SensorsDistance Sensor, Light Sensor, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope

OPPO R9s Australia Carrier Details

Post-Paid Plan$40+$5$30+8$40+$0$40+$5
Data1 GB500 MB2 GB1 GB + 1 Extra GB
Calls & TextsUnlimited national talk & text$300 National / International calls & textUnlimited national calls & texts, $50 International calls & textUnlimited national talk & text
Pre-order dateN/A23rd Jan23rd Jan23rd Jan
Pre-order offerN/AN/AN/A2 Months Free
T&CMin. Total Cost is $960 over 24 months excluding any discounts.Min. Total Cost is $720 over 24 months


Min. Total Cost is $960 over 24 monthsMin. Total Cost is $1080 over 24 months

You can get the OPPO R9s outright from JB Hi-Fi now for AU$598 with 2 colour variants available: Black and Gold.

OPPO R9s Launch
OPPO R9s Launch

Note: Images courtesy of OPPO Australia

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