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It’s been about teasers for those who eagerly awaited the arrival of Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro, both phones have hit the Indian market. Flipkart expects to bring Oppo F9 Pro to the Vietnamese market by August 31, 2018, seeing the Oppo F9 was released there earlier.

There’s so much to talk about in the specifications, price, performance, and configuration of both devices and analysts have also been examining the ‘teardrop notch’ which Oppo seems to be making use of these days to call out attention to its smartphone devices.

Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Display/Design

Both smartphones arrive with the same 6.3-inch full HD LCD display, having the same resolution of 2340 x 1080. They are also both powered by MediaTek Helio P60 SoC.

For Oppo F9 Pro, Screen protection is Corning Gorilla v6. The notch houses the front-facing camera, while the earpiece speaker lies above the camera, on the edge of the bezel. F9 Pro comes in three color variants; sunset red, twilight blue, and starry purple.

Thickness, weight, height, and width appear to be the same in both devices.

 

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Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Camera

Both smartphones also sport AI enabled 16 MP + 2 MP dual rear cameras with LED enabled flash. The front cameras are designed to take superb selfies. Both have 25 MP sensor each with f/2.0 aperture on the front.

Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Battery Life

Both smartphones also have the same capacities in battery power. There’s 3500 mAh coupled with Oppo’s proprietary Super VOOC charging that promises fast charging. Get up to 75% of charging either devices in just 35 minutes. A five-minute charge should give you two hours of usage in Oppo F9.szx

Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Connectivity Options

The connectivity options for both phones are as follows: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, MicroUSB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Hardware/Software

Oppo F9 is available in 4GB and 6GB RAM, while Oppo F9 Pro is available only in 6GB RAM and is a little more expensive than the former. There’s also an internal storage of 64GB having the capacity to increase to 256GB through a microSD card.

Both devices run on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Oppo F9 and Oppo F9 Pro Pricing/Availability

The price of Oppo F9 Pro (Rs 23,990) should stand about $345, while the price of Oppo F9 (Rs 19,990) will hover around $290 or less. We believe that both devices will be available both offline and online after August 31, 2018.

Conclusion

It appears nothing pretty much differentiates Oppo F9 from Oppo F9 Pro. The major difference is the water drop notch which manufacturer says will somehow increase the screen view of users.

There may also be some slight differences in design but these will not be so blatant. Oppo F9 Pro screen shines brilliantly and slightly changes color when light beams on it.

No wonder, teasers have intimated the public that Oppo F9 Pro has a glassy finish design. It is also a smartphone reputed to be dust and water resistant. These attributes also appear to be in Oppo F9. What makes the Oppo F9 special then? Probably the teardrop notch on the screen.

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