OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona Limited Edition Looks Great : Should OPPO Bring It to PH?

At this point, I think everyone who's been following this blog for quite some time should already know that I love the color Blue (among other things, of course).

There's something about Blue that I find magnetic. For me, it's soothing, royal, and mysterious all at the same time.

And as someone who loves gadgets, I really wonder why we don't have all that many devices out there that come in this interesting hue.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona Limited Edition

So you can imagine the excitement I felt when I saw the OPPO R9s FC Barcelona Limited Edition Blue smartphone at the OPPO Station in MWC 2017 last February 28 in Spain.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona

I'm not that big of a Barca fan but this phone's color along with its great technical specificiations and imaging capabilities were enough to capture my fancy instantly.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona

Not to mention, it's only 6.6 millimeters thin -- making it one of the slimmest Android handsets ever made. It's really a stunner.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona

As for its specs and features, well, they're exactly the same as that the Red OPPO R9s Chinese New Year version that I showed you last January, which tells you that it's quite a powerhouse.

Supplementary Reading: Red OPPO R9s Chinese New Year Limited Edition

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona Limited Edition

This high-end smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display protected by 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel, which perfectly complements the sleek aluminum back plate with rounded corners and edges.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona

Inside, OPPO R9s FC Barcelona Limited Edition runs its ColorOS-flavored Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with a 64-Bit Octa Core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor that incorporated Adreno 506 graphics, has 4GB of RAM for extra smooth multitasking, and comes with 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded easily using the secondary hybrid nanoSIM slot that supports microSD card memory expansion.

OPPO R9s Blue FC Barcelona Limited Edition

Aside from its aesthetics and internal hardware, the highlight of this model would have to be its 16 MegaPixel phase detection autofocus rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, , 1/2.8" sensor size, and 1.12µm pixel size that work together to make this one of the better cameraphones out there in terms of low light performance. The main shooter is complemented by the 16 MegaPixel f/2.0 selfie cam in front that works with the phone's advanced Beautification software to deliver great-looking self-portraits to reinforce OPPO’s Selfie Expert moniker.

At MWC 2017, I asked our friends from OPPO if they plan to bring this stellar model to the Philippines and they told me that they don't have plans to do that just yet. I believe it's because they intend to release more affordable handsets in this market since that's the category they currently dominate. If you ask me, though, I think they should give Pinoys a chance to experience OPPO R9s and its Limited Edition versions; I'm sure many mobile consumers here would love to own these svelte devices even if their price tags aren't particularly all that cheap.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : OPPO R9s FC Barcelona Limited Edition
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : Upper Midrange
Dimensions : 153 x 74.3 x 6.6 mm
Weight : 145 grams
Available Colors : Blue with Red Bands
Operating System : Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Color OS
Display : 5.5 inches (~73.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density), AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor : 64-Bit Octa Core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Adreno 506 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset
Internal Storage : 64GB ROM, expandable via hybrid secondary nanoSIM slot supporting up to 256GB
Camera : Back: 16 MegaPixels, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, 1/2.8" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front: 16 MegaPixels, f/2.0
Video Capture : 4K 30 frames per second, Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; LTE Cat6
FM Radio : Yes
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner in Front
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 3,010 mAh Li-Po battery
Uptime : TBD
Value-Added Features : Premium Design, 16 MegaPixel f/1.7 main camera, AMOLED display, 16 MegaPixel selfie cam, Fingerprint Scanner, Color OS
Announcement : TBA
Availability : TBA
Price : TBA

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