OPPO has once again revealed another innovation that blew away minds of tech-savvy audience last Wednesday (August 15, 2018), during the grand launch of the new OPPO F9 – a phone that boasts of 5-minute charge time, dual rear cameras, and a unique design that is a first of its kind. Attendees were given a peek at the new phone and designs together with their celebrity endorsers Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, and influencers Robi Domingo, Glaiza De Castro, Sanya Lopez, and Gretchen Ho.
Full specifications can be found below, but here are the top six features that make the OPPO F9 a game changer in the industry:
VOOC Flash Charge Technology
A technology that is exclusively developed by OPPO, VOOC enables the mobile phone to charge up four times faster than regular charging. This means that a quick 5-minute charge is enough to enable 2 hours of talk time. It may be hard to believe at first, but it was tested in front of the media and viewers of OPPO’s Facebook Live broadcast to prove that they’re not kidding!
VOOC also has an intelligent five-layer protection system from the adaptor to the port and interior of the phone. It replaced the voltage reducing circuit with an MCU, effectively preventing the mobile phone from overheating while charging and making VOOC an ingenious, fast charging technology.
Waterdrop screen + gradient colors
Out of all OPPO phones in the market, OPPO F9’s got to be the prettiest of them all, in our opinion. There are three gradient designs to choose from– Sunrise Red (red and pink), Twilight Blue (black and blue), and Starry Purple (purple and pink). A special spraying technique is used to achieve the refined gradient partnered with flower petal pattern in the phone’s body. This is completed by the phone’s Waterdrop screen that allows users to enjoy a high screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% in a 6.3-inch bezel-less screen that features a resolution of 2340×1080 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
From Selfie Expert to Portrait Artist
Albeit establishing itself as the selfie expert, OPPO has introduced its F9 as the Portrait Artist in the bunch. This mobile phone is the first in the F series to be equipped with AI-enhanced dual rear cameras (16MP + 2MP) that can help create a depth of field and achieve a great Bokeh effect. It also has 16 independent and 800 combined scenes that can be recognized via AI Scene Recognition.
Selfies are still top-notch, though. OPPO F9’s 25MP front-facing camera comes with a re-invented ‘Sensor-HDR’ technology that dramatically improves backlight selfies and allows users to check high dynamic exposure live effects in real-time. The AI Beauty Technology with 8 million different beautification effects, AR Stickers, vivid mode, and slow-motion video are still present.
ColorOS 5.2 AI intuitive system + Google Lens
Based on Android 8.1, OPPO brings the ColorOS 5.2 Operating System to create a smarter and more intuitive experience for users. ColorOS 5.2 analyzes and aggregates user preferences and interests to enable F9 to be “One Step Ahead”. The F9 is also equipped with the Google Lens that identifies objects and shows relevant search results and information.
Bigger storage at 6GB RAM + 64GB
Comparing to mid-range smartphones, OPPO F9 has the upper hand with its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage that promises a superb performance. It also supports two sim cards slots and one 256GB storage card slot.
Pre-order freebies worth P3,490
Models in Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue, which is available for P17,990 (6GB RAM) will be available for pre-order ahead of the Starry Purple variant. Consumers may avail via Home Credit at 0% interest for 9 months or via Smart’s GigaX Plan 1299. Pre-order will be from August 24-30, 2018 where customers can get freebies (OPPO backpack, game holder, ring holder, and bluetooth headset) worth P3,490.
Color Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple
Operating System ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1
Processor Helio P60 Processor
GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 800MHz
RAM 6 GB
Storage 64 GB (Support microSD card up to 256 GB)
Battery 3500mAh with VOOC Flash Charge
Size 6.3 inches, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio Waterdrop Screen
Resolution 2340 x 1080
Colors 16.7 million colors
Rear sensor 16MP + 2MP
Front sensor 25MP Sensor HDR
Aperture Rear: F1.8 + F2.4
Aperture Front: F2.0
Video Mode: 1080P, 720P
SIM Card Type Two 4G VoLTE slots
Sound effect type Dirac
Sensors Light Sensor, G-sensor/Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor
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