When OPPO Malaysia CEO William Fang posted pictures of the F1 Plus, it looked very similar to the OPPO R9 that was announced earlier. Today, OPPO has officially confirmed that the OPPO R9 will be sold as the F1 Plus outside of China and Taiwan. Since the OPPO F1 has been marketed in our region as the “selfie expert”, it probably makes more sense for them to push it under the F1 banner especially when the newer device focuses on its 16MP selfie camera.
To recap on the specs, the OPPO F1 Plus (aka OPPO R9 in China) gets a 5.5″ full HD AMOLED display and below it lies a front-facing fingerprint scanner that doubles up as a capacitive home button. Underneath its rounded metal unibody, it runs on MediaTek’s 2GHz P10 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM with a huge 64GB of storage. It is also a dual-SIM 4G LTE device with a hybrid SIM tray slot that accepts microSD up to 128GB.
In terms of optics, it gets a high-resolution 16MP camera at the front, which is double the pixel count of its OPPO F1 8MP selfie cam. Over at the rear, it gets a 13MP f/2.2 shooter with PDAF. Following the spec sheet of the OPPO R9, it gets a 2,850mAh battery that supports VOOC charging. According to OPPO, a quick 5-minute charge is enough to provide 2 hours of talk time. Out of the box, it runs on their newer ColorOS 3.0 that’s based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
So what about the bigger OPPO R9 Plus? So far there’s no indication if they are bringing that in and if they do, the local naming is going to be complicated. We’ll find out more from their launch next week, so stay tuned for details.