As scheduled, OPPO has officially announced the new OPPO K9 smartphone in the Chinese market that will be succeeding last year’s OPPO K7 smartphone. Despite all the upgrades, the OPPO K9 retains the same starting price of just 1,999 Yuan (US$309) in China, making it one of the most enticing mid-ranger phone in the market.
For starter, the OPPO K9 builds around 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, the phone is also equipped with a sixth-generation’s in-display fingerprint scanner for super fast unlocking.
In the camera department, the OPPO K9 sports 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.
Under the hood, the phone 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 more than impressive for a mid-ranger smartphone.
For those who’re interested, the OPPO K9 is priced at 1,999 Yuan (US$309) and 2,199 Yuan (US$339) respectively for its 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB models.