In the past we’ve seen companies release handsets tagged as the best for selfies lovers, but none other has astounded users with their front-facing features like Oppo. Oppo has shaken things up with their newly launched R9 and R9 Plus. The two Oppo smartphones feature a hefty 16 MP front shooter. What is even more interesting, is the company opting for just a 13 MP main rear camera set up for the Oppo R9 while upgrading the R9 Plus with a main camera of 16 MP at the back panel.

Introducing the two devices in India, the company provided a host of interesting features accompanied by their images. Here is what you can look forward to from the Chinese manufacturer’s two mid-range smartphones.

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus Release Date and Pricing

Oppo unveiled their newest R9 and R9 Plus smartphone, in Beijing on March 17, 2016. The company is yet to confirm the official release dates along with the pricing, for the Oppo R9 and its premium counterpart, the R9 Plus, but one thing we can hope, is that it will hit the US market at some point in the future. Stay tuned for more details on this.

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Oppo R9 Design

The Oppo R9 heavily embraced the design language found on its predecessors, the Oppo R7 and the Oppo R7s. Embodied with 5.5 inches of AMOLED display, the R9 features a metal unibody construction.In terms of thickness, it sits at 6.6 millimetres which a bit thinner compared to the 6.95 mm thick Oppo R7s.

Oppo claims that because the phone has a mere 1.66mm of distance between the frame and display, then it could easily appear as a 4.2-inch device.

Oppo R9 Specs

The Oppo R9 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 octa core processor with 64 bit. This is complemented with 4 GB of RAM and an internal storage of 64 GB which can be expanded up to 128 GB, thanks to its microSD support.

In the battery department, the Oppo R9 delivers a disappointing 2,850 mAh capacity in contrast to the Oppo R7 which was equipped with a larger battery of 3,070 mAh capacity. Oppo says that the R9 battery will last you up to 14 hours on a single charge with an half-hour of charge, rapidly charging up to 70 percent of the battery life.

Another interesting feature added to the Oppo R9, is fingerprint scanner. Oppo R9 is the first ever smartphone from the manufacturer to bundle the finger scanning function. According to Oppo, it has the capability to recognize fingerprints as in just 0.2 seconds and is able function even when its surface is a bit wet.

Oppo R9 Plus Details

Oppo made available the initial details of their R9 Plus, including a battery capacity of 4,120 mAh, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and an AMOLED display standing at 6 inches,

Other specifications include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Oppo however failed to mention if the Oppo R9 and the R9 Plus will come running with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

What are your thoughts on the latest introductions from Oppo? Let us know in the comments.

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