Clear is here! OPPO R9s Packs Exclusive Sony Sensor and Head-Turning Design
Shanghai, October 19, 2016 – The OPPO R9s, a brilliant upgrade to the R9, was announced at an event in Shanghai today. With a 16MP rear camera sporting an exclusive Sony IMX398 sensor, a distinctive “six-string” ultra-thin antenna line design, new Dual PDAF (phase detection autofocus) technology, Color OS3.0(based on Android 6.0), 4G RAM and 64G ROM, the R9s is poised to continue the success of the R9 — one of OPPO’s best-selling and best-loved devices ever. Priced at USD417, the OPPO R9s will soon hit Singapore, Australia and Taiwan.
All-new IMX 398 sensor and Dual PDAF technology
Earlier this year, the OPPO R9 (called OPPO F1 Plus in some overseas markets) rose to success in part thanks to its superb selfie-snapping ability – the device sports a whopping 16 MP front camera, paired with a large f/2.0 aperture and OPPO’s Screen Flash technology for excellent night shots. The new R9s carries forward that brilliant suite of front camera features and rounds them out with a rear photography experience that’s even better than its predecessor’s.
At the center of the R9s’ rear camera prowess is the all-new Sony IMX398 sensor – a customized 1/2.8 inch sensor that Sony and OPPO developed together. With this sensor and an extra-wide f/1.7 aperture that captures 40% more light than previous generations, the R9s’ rear camera offers phenomenal focusing speed, noise reduction and low-light performance, allowing users to snap breathtakingly clear and beautiful images at a moment’s notice.
The R9s Camera
The R9s’ camera uses Dual PDAF (phase detection autofocus) technology, a next-generation upgrade to standard PDAF solutions. The first generation of PDAF has only “a half” pixel for focusing, while the Dual PDAF increases by 100% the area of the sensor’s pixel array equipped with the special photodiodes necessary for phase-detection autofocus, making for lightning-fast focusing — even in low light — and producing crystal-clear images.
Head-turning ultra-fine “six-string” antenna lines
The R9s introduces a stylish and innovative new take on the rear antenna lines used to ensure a strong signal. The thick white bands that traverse the backs of most phones have been replaced with two sets of three ultra-fine lines. Though these lines measure a mere 0.3 mm, the “six-string” design manages to imbue the R9s with an effortless sophistication, evoking the elegant lines of a stringed instrument.
But the fresh look also comes paired with stronger performance than ever. The R9s is equipped to operate on six frequency ranges, dynamically choosing the best one for 4G and Wi-Fi signals.
With the new design, the R9s’ body is a full 98.9% metal, with a screen-to-body ratio of 72.9 %. The R9s’ visual impact is subtle, refined and distinguished, with superb signal reception to match.
Powerful, long-lasting performance to keep users snapping away
The OPPO R9s sports a Qualcomm octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, and cruises seamlessly on ColorOS 3.0 (based on Android 6.0). The 64 GB of onboard storage can be expanded by an additional 128 GB, ensuring users will have plenty of room to store the crystal-clear shots they take with new Dual PDAF. Meanwhile, the R9s’ fingerprint reader gives users exceptionally fast 0.2s touch access, and intelligently refines its image of the user’s fingerprint over time.
The R9s is also backed with a 3,000 mAh battery and OPPO’s industry-leading VOOC Flash Charge technology, for peerlessly fast recharges that are low-voltage, so they’ll never tax the phone’s internals with excess heat.
With its head-turning design, powerful performance and superb all-around photography experience, the R9s is set to let users capture their lives in style!