OPPO will be launching a new mid-ranger smartphone known as the OPPO K9 on May 6th later this week. This device, as we know, will be succeeding last year’s OPPO K7. Ahead of its official launch, here’s a quick roundup of everything we’d learned so far about the upcoming OPPO K9.
Starting with its front display, the OPPO K9 is expected to sport a 6.43” Super AMOLED display that carries support for FHD+ screen resolution along with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Other than that, it’s also equipped with a sixth-generation’s in-display fingerprint scanner. Just like most other OPPO smartphones, the phone will arrive with a really thin chassis of just 7.9mm as well as a 179 grams featherlight weight.
For photography, the OPPO K9 relies on a triple-camera system on the rear side that’s lead by a 64 megapixels main camera along with an 8 megapixels ultra-wide unit and a 2 megapixels macro camera. Selfie-wise, it’ll be handled by a 32 megapixels shooter upfront.
At the helm, the OPPO K9 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 768G chipset – a slight upgrade over the Snapdragon 765G chip used in the OPPO K7. In fact, the OPPO K9 is one of the small handful of mid-ranger phones in the market that feature the Snapdragon 768G chipset apart from the Redmi K30 Racing Edition, iQOO Z3 and ZTE S30 Pro.
To keep its light on, the OPPO K9 draws power from a respectable 4,300mAh battery which supports 65W Super VOOC 2.0 flash charging – the same charging technology that’s also implemented in the OPPO Find X3 Pro (Review). A full charge from 0 to 100% is expected to take just around 35 minutes which is really impressive for a mid-ranger smartphone.
In terms of pricing, the OPPO K9 could come with a starting price of around 2,000 Yuan (US$309) for its base variant in the Chinese market.