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After numerous leaks and teasers, the OPPO F9 has finally launched in the Philippines. The event was held in Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. The OPPO F9 is the company’s latest midrange smartphone. One of its main highlights is its VOOC flash charge technology that was said to provide two hours of talk time with just a 5-minute charge.

The smartphone has a Gradient color design with a Flower Petal Pattern at the back. As for the front, OPPO made use of the waterdrop screen. It also has a tiny notch and bezels which has been reduced to 1.7mm in order to maximize screen space.

The OPPO F9 features a 6.3″ FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. In addition, it is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The device is powered by the Helio P60 along with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and an octa-core processor clocked up to 2.0 GHz. It arrived with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card.

As mentioned, the device’s main highlight is its VOOC Flash Charge which is mentioned to be 4x faster than the 5V1A charging. With a 3500mAh battery, this might be a good deal. Furthermore, OPPO stated that the battery has a five-layer protection that makes sure the battery won’t get damaged by the Flash Charge. Additionally, the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and ColorOS 5.2.

In regards to the camera specs, the OPPO F9 sports a dual 16MP (f/1.8) + 2MP rear camera and a 25MP front camera. Its features include  AI Scene Recognition, Super Vivid mode (usable in videos), AR stickers, Slow motion video, Portrait Mode, HDR, Custom Beautify Mode, and more.

Additional features that the OPPO F9 has are the Smart Bar, Music on Display, and Google Lens.

The smartphone is available in three colors – Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple. It is priced at PHP 17,990 and pre-orders start on Aug. 24 until Aug 30, 2018.

OPPO F9 Full Specs

  • 6.3″ Waterdrop Screen display, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080
  • 156.7 x 74.0 x 7.99mm, 169g
  • Helio P60
  • Mali-G72 MP3
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • Android 8.1, ColorOS 5.2
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP (f/1.8) + 2MP (f/2.4)
  • Front Camera: 25MP (f/2.0) with HDR
  • 3500mAh supported by VOOC Flash Charge
  • Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple
  • PHP 17,990

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