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
Height 153 mm
Width 74.3 mm
Thickness 6.58 mm
Weight 147 g (with battery
Basic Parameters
Colour Gold and Black
Operating System ColorOS3.0, Android 6.0
Processor MSM8953 Octa-core
GPU Mali-T860 MP2
Storage 64 GB (support micro SD card up to 256GB)
Battery 3010mAh (Typical) Li-Po Battery (unremovable)
Size 5.5 inches
Type Amoled
Resolution FHD (1920*1080 pixels)
Colours 16 million
Touchscreen Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 5
Main Sensor 16 MP
Front Sensor 16 MP
Aperture Rear f/1.7
Aperture Front f/2.0
Video Mode 4k/1080p/720p
SIM Card Type Dual Nano-SIM
Audio Effect Dirac
GPS Supported
Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz, 5GHz
OTG Supported
Sensors Distance Sensor, Light Sensor, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyroscope

OPPO R9s Australia Carrier Details

Post-Paid Plan $40+$5 $30+8 $40+$0 $40+$5
Data 1 GB 500 MB 2 GB 1 GB + 1 Extra GB
Calls & Texts Unlimited national talk & text $300 National / International calls & text Unlimited national calls & texts, $50 International calls & text Unlimited national talk & text
Pre-order date N/A 23rd Jan 23rd Jan 23rd Jan
Pre-order offer N/A N/A N/A 2 Months Free
T&C Min. 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 months Min. Total Cost is $1080 over 24 months
RRP $576 $576 $576 $599

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

About Michael Aulia

Owner of CravingTech.com, Michael is a tech enthusiast who blends a love for gadgets with a passion for gaming. With insightful articles and professional reviews, he navigates the digital landscape, offering expertise on consumer electronics and gaming trends.

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