Oppo has launched the latest mobiles (F9 Pro and F9) in the Indian market today after teasing the devices for many days on the social media platforms.
Launch Offers and Availability
The Oppo F9 Pro will be available for pre-order starting today from Flipkart, and there are some cool launch offers to get the maximum benefit out of the early purchase.
However, it will go on sale on 31st August on Flipkart as well as these will be available on Amazon, retail stores and on Paytm mall.
On the other hand, the Oppo F9 will go on sale on a later date, yet unconfirmed by the brand.
The launch offers include up to 3.2 TB 4G data from Reliance JIO and a 5% cashback on purchase of the devices using the SBI debit or credit card.
The Oppo F9 costs Rs. 19,990 while the Oppo F9 Pro is available for Rs. 23,990. Further, both the devices will be available in purple, red and twilight blue color options.
What’s the Difference Between Oppo F9 and F9 Pro?
Both the mobiles are identical and come with almost similar specs. However, the F9 Pro comes with 6 GB ram instead of 4 GB Ram available on the Oppo F9.
The only difference is the amount of Ram bundled with both the devices. Both come with 64 GB internal storage.
Specs and More Details
The Oppo F9 comes with a new iconic design which the company is calling an industry first. All the three colors Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple look different from each other and comes most likely with a polycarbonate material with superior paint coating.
The phone has 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 169 grams which are not too high.
There are Dual Rear Cameras with a chrome ring around them and an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner.
The front side sports a new waterdrop cutout display which is also a first on any mobile.
The phone comes with a minimal notch design and has over 90% screen to body ratio. Further, it has a 6.3-inch display which offers FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The full view display on the Oppo F9 looks stunning and is one of the few devices to come with such a high screen to body ratio. Moreover, the display comes with a maximum brightness of 450 nits.
Powering the device is the Helio P60 Octa-Core processor which is also available on the Oppo RealMe 1 (a substantially cheaper phone, starts at Rs. 8,999).
Additionally, there is ARM Mali-G72 MP3 which comes with 800MHz clock speed.
The chipset is impressive and is fast for playing games and all other general tasks and is in the league of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. Aforementioned the phones come with either 4 or 6 GB ram and has 64 GB storage that is user expandable.
The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro run on the Color OS 5.2 which comes with some new features, and the base version of Android is 8.1 Oreo.
For photography, it comes with 16 MP + 2 MP rear cameras having (f/1.8 and f/2.4) apertures. The secondary camera is basic and is meant for depth sensing only when using the phone in the portrait mode.
The primary 16 MP camera looks impressive and will have better low light imaging capabilities due to large aperture size.
At the front, there is a massive 25 Megapixel selfie camera with HDR support for taking impressive selfies.
Another top feature for the Oppo F9 is the battery life and support for VOOC fast charging. The phone comes with a 3500 mAH capacity battery and can run for 2 hours with just 5 minutes of charging.
Connectivity options include micro-USB port with OTG support and Dual Sims (Both the sims support 4g), and there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack to ensure you can use your earbuds without the need for connectors.
Top 3 Features for Oppo F9 and F9 Pro
- Incredible Display with 90.8% screen to body ratio and waterdrop design.
- Impressive and unique design.
- VOOC Fast Charging Support.
Which Is Better to purchase Oppo F9 or Oppo F9 Pro?
There is a big price difference of Rs. 4000 between both the devices and the only benefit we are getting is just 2 GB ram. Which in real-world performance will not make much difference.
If I have to purchase, I will buy the F9 instead of the F9 Pro. It is also evident the company wants to make some quick bucks that is why they have launched the F9 Pro ahead of Oppo F9.
Competition and Other Choices in the 20K Price range?
There are some other great choices in the sub 20k price range like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6 GB), Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Honor Play and the Huawei Nova 3i which you can consider before purchasing the Oppo F9 or the Pro variant.
Other Oppo Phones Launched in India recently is the Oppo A3s and the Oppo Find X.