After a long wait, the Oppo K9s have finally made it to China. While the K9 Pro was unveiled last month, the s-phone is an improved version of the original K9 powered by the Snapdragon 778G processor. Here is a side-by-by comparison of the two.
With a 6.59″ screen, the K9s is the largest of the three. This LCD, on the other hand, is an IPS display (instead of AMOLED). You can enjoy 1080p+ resolution with “Panda Glass” protection on it, and it has the same 120 Hz refresh rate (same as the Pro). It also has the same 240 Hz touch sampling rate. There is no HDR support, but it does cover the DCI-P3 color space completely (and 96 percent of NTSC). When fully illuminated, the panel can produce 600 nits of brightness.
The fingerprint reader had to be relocated to the phone’s side due to the switch to LCD. Except for the brighter f/2.0 aperture, the 16 MP front-facing camera on the Pro is nearly identical to the Pro’s.
The rear camera, on the other hand, is virtually unchanged. It begins with a 64-megapixel primary camera equipped with a 26-millimeter f/1.7 lens. 4K video at 30 frames per second can be recorded with this one (with electronic stabilization). Finally, there’s a 2 MP macro camera and a 120-degree ultra wide-angle camera.
Oppo was able to pack a larger battery into the K9s thanks to the device’s larger display: the K9s’ battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh (up from 4,500 mAh on the Pro). There is a noticeable difference in charging speed between this model and the previous one, but at 30W, it’s still not bad. A full charge takes 59 minutes.
A USB-C 2.0 port is used for charging, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack is located next to it. 5G and Wi-Fi 6 (ax) are both available, as is Bluetooth 5.2. (with aptX HD, LDAC and LHDC codecs).
There are two ways to set this up. A 6 GB RAM (LPDDR4x, 2,133 MHz dual-channel) system with 128GB storage (UFS 2.2 Gear 4, two-lane) is available, while an 8 GB RAM system is also available. There’s also a microSD slot for expanding storage, as well as virtual RAM expansion of up to 5 GB. A graphite sheet with a thickness of 0.15 mm helps to cool the chipset by transferring more heat to the vapor chamber. The phone comes pre-installed with Color OS 11.2 based on Android 11.2.
Fans in China can reserve an Oppo K9s for CNY 1,700 ($265/€230/20,000) for the 6/128 GB phone. There is a CNY 1,900 ($300/€255/22,250) model with 8/128 GB of storage. A charger, a cable, and a carrying case are all included in the retail package. A global release date has not yet been announced, but the phone will be available in China starting on November 1.
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