OPPO F9 Philippines Price is PHP 17,990 : Official Specs, Actual Unit Photos, Key Features

I've just arrived home from the exclusive OPPO F9 launch event of OPPO Philippines for bloggers, members of the media, and dealers held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-La at The Fort in BGC, Taguig City.

The OPPO F9 is the stunning follow-up to the Chinese tech company's best-selling OPPO F7 midrange smartphone from earlier this year.  This fresh model comes with a slew of notable enhancements in terms of looks, imaging capabilities, internal hardware, charging speed, and even display.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

Looking at the phone's face, we see one of OPPO F9's identifying physical features, which is its Waterdrop Display -- derived from the appearance of the redesigned notch that now looks like a lump of liquid that's just about to drop.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

Although both OPPO F9's 6.3-inch LTPS display has the same FullHD+ resolution as OPPO F7's screen, the far smaller notch of this new model gives users a more enjoyable visual experience by increasing the size of the visible display and simply by being less intrusive and obvious.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

In terms of build quality, frankly, OPPO F9 is largely identical to the model that it superseded. Users still get the same glass sandwich construction featuring a rounded polycarbonate mid-frame with metallic sheen.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

In terms of actual design, however, this release - for me - looks far more visually pleasing and eye-catching -- thanks to its downright gorgeous Gradient Color finish and the Diamond-Cut pattern at the back that gleams when light hits it.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

OPPO F9 is available in three elegant and attractive colors options including Sunrise Red (Purple to Red Gradient), Twilight Blue (Black to Blue Gradient), and Starry Purple, which will arrive next month - September 2018.


As for imaging, OPPO F9 offers a slight improvement over the OPPO F7 with its Dual Rear Camera set-up, made up of a 16 MegaPixel f/1.8 shooter with Phase Detection AutoFocus (like what's on the F7) that performs decently in low light conditions plus secondary 2MP Depth Sensor, which allows the module to capture Portrait Shots with luscious Bokeh effect.

This imaging module - that can deliver Super Vivid photos via oversampling - is powered by the company's own AI software that instantly recognizes the subject in front of the camera (from food to sky, people to trees) and automatically adjusts settings to give you the best-looking images possible.

If you love snapping selfies, you will surely enjoy using the phone's 25 MegaPixel front-facing camera that's powered by the company's AI Beauty 2.1 software, which is made to capture the real you even after skin clearing effect.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

During the event, the main OPPO F9 feature that the company primary focused on in their demo booths and presentations was VOOC Flash Charging, which is powerful enough to give the handset enough juice for a 2 Hour call after being plugged to an electrical outlet using the provided charger for just 5 minutes! This innovation can prove to be a real life-saver for busy professionals and entrepreneurs who are always on the road.

OPPO F9, OPPO F9 Philippines

Finally, in terms of innards, while OPPO F9 has the same MediaTek P60 processor, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, and 64GB of internal storage as what's inside the OPPO F7, the upgrade came in the form of 6GB of RAM (from 4GB), which should make multi-tasking experience a breeze.

As I've shared in previous TechPinas posts, the flagship-level 12nm Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor is renowned for enabling AI and for being both powerful and energy-efficient. Along with the phone's 3,400 mAh Li-Po battery pack, this chipset makes OPPO F9's whole day uptime with regular use possible.

OPPO F9 dons an official suggested retail price of PHP 17,990 in the Philippines and will be available for pre-order from August 24 to 30, 2018. Those who will successfully pre-order their units will get freebies worth PHP 3,490, including an OPPO Backpack, Game Holder, Ring Holder, and Bluetooth Headset.

You may also get this new hero handset by paying in installments through Home Credit or as a free bundled smartphone with Smart Postpaid GigaX Plan 1299.

OPPO F9 Specs
156.7 x 74 x 8 mm
169 grams
6.23 inches, FullHD+ 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, LTPS LCD, 405 ppi
84% Screen to Body Ratio
Waterdrop Notch
Scratch-Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dual Rear Camera: 16 MegaPixels, f/1.8, PDAF, LED Flash, AI + 2MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera: 25 MegaPixels, f/2.0, AI Beauty 2.1
1080p FullHD 30fps Front and Back Video Recorder
Color OS 5.2 Interface
Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System
Octa-Core (4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 + 4 x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53), MediaTek Helio P60 Processor
Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
Dedicated microSD Slot
microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A 20W
Non-Removable 3,400 mAh Li-Po
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE Cat7
FM Radio
Dual nanoSIM, Dual Standby
Fingerprint Scanner
Facial Recognition
3.5mm Audio Jack
Glass, Metallic Accents
Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple

OPPO F9 Price
Official Price in the Philippines - PHP 17,990
Pre-Order Dates in the Philippines - August 24 to 30, 2018

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