If you have been keeping up with OPPO then you know that their latest reveal is the midrange OPPO F9. This device is a big deal, probably a bigger deal than the Find X that has the internet talking but before you misjudge me, let me explain.
The OPPO F9 is the first mid-range device to feature OPPO’s proprietary fast charging technology VOOC Charge that has proven over and over again to be the world’s best – and I am not crazy, Google it.
The F9 which was officially launched a few weeks ago on the global market brings with it, on top of VOOC fast charging, a new design of the notch that the company is calling water drop display. The notch which has been shrunk to a small size, the shape of a water drop, takes centre-stage of the 6.3-inch Full HD display. On top of this display, there’s Gorilla Glass 6 to protect it from occasional drops.
On the back, OPPO has introduced a dual camera setup with the basic functionality of depth sensing to allow for bokeh images. The main sensor is a 16MP shooter backed up by a 2MP lens and in the company’s true fashion of being a camera phone, we have a 25MP lens on the front.
All the things mentioned above are a first for the F-series, which has always been reserved to keep the price low. However, we don’t lack some disappointments, for example, the company is still using old-school USB instead of USB Type C. The other things are pretty standard with the series, such as 4 or 6GB of RAM, a Helio P60 Processor, 64GB internal storage, a fingerprint reader and a 3500mAh battery.
The company says that it’s focusing on the design elements of the F9 to appeal to its target customers. To stamp on this, the back of the F9 is made of a diamond-like poly-carbonate with a dual-tone colour that comes in either Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue or Starry Purple.
There’s no mention of the price the device will carry in Kenya, nor when exactly we should expect the launch to be but going by the teasers on the company’s local social media pages, I would say we’ll have a clearer picture soon.