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Oppo F9, F9 Pro land in India with tiny notch, 25MP selfie camera

Oppo F9 Pro
Oppo F9 Pro

The Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro have landed in India, about a week after they made their debut in Vietnam last week. The phones have most specs in common, with the exception of a few key details.

The F9 has 4GB of RAM, a 16MP selfie camera, and lacks Oppo’s fast charging VOOC technology. The F9 Pro has 6GB of RAM, a 25MP selfie camera, and comes equipped with VOOC. These differences are enough for a Rs 4000 price gap between the two, so you can grab the F9 at Rs 19990 and the F9 Pro at Rs 23990.

Oppo F9 Pro Design

The main highlight of the Oppo phones is their unique notch design. Instead of a thick notch which juts into the display in a rectangular shape, the brand has employed a tiny teardrop shape to minimize the intrusion. The 6.3-inch FHD+ panel has a pretty impressive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio as a result, as well as a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Another key aspect is the one-of-a-kind gradient colors the F9 Pro is available in – Sunrise Red, Starry Purple, and Twilight Blue. There’s a diamond pattern as well, shifting the colors depending on the light. The company also puts a big emphasis on the 25MP selfie shooter up front, enhancing it with HDR for more true-to-life snaps.

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The F9 Pro is already up for pre-orders via Flipkart. It will eventually go up for sale on Amazon India, Paytm Mall, and offline outlets on August 31. Launch offers include a 5% cashback on SBI debit/credit cards, 10% cashback on ICICI Bank credit card EMI transactions, a free one-time screen replacement deal, up to 3.2TB of Jio data, and Jio + MakeMyTrip benefits worth Rs 4900.

Specifications of the Oppo F9 Pro

– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2
– Display: 6.3-inch LTPS TFT 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixels
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 6GB
– CPU: MediaTek P60
– Camera: 16MP + 2MP rear, 25MP front
– Battery: 3500mAh
– Size: 156.7 x 74.04 x 7.99mm
– Weight: 169g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG, microUSB 2.0

The Oppo F9 doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will be coming to India soon. The company is warning buyers that it’s applied a special technology to hide the light sensors at the top of the new handsets, so any opaque or colored film/protector will block the light.