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Oppo launches the new F9: sleek and notched

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Oppo has launched the newest set to its line-up, the Oppo F9. They unveiled the new phone at a grand event at Radisson Blu Dhaka. The phone is designed stylishly with lots of power to boot.

VIP’s

The event saw many celebrities present, such as Taskin Ahmed of the national cricket team and renowned model Peya Jannatul. Managing Director of Oppo Bangladesh, Damon Yang, was also present. In between many TVC’s of the phone played at the launch, Yang hoped that the Bangladeshi consumers would be happy with their new product.

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Managing Director of Oppo, Damon Yang (Left) with cricket superstar Taskin Ahmed (Right)

Phone Specs

The phone itself is very sleek and stylish. It comes in three different colors, Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple. The gradient color design is new to the industry, according to Oppo officials. It features a 6.3-inch Waterdrop display and a very unobtrusive notch at the top. As a result it features a high screen to body ratio of 90.8%. The F9 comes with either 4 or 6 gigs of RAM, with 64 gigs of ROM in both versions. It runs on Color OS 5.2, a variant of Android 8.1. The Oppo F9 comes with an octa-core CPU as well. Most importantly it comes with support for 2 different 4G sim cards, as well as micro SD card functionality. Oppo officials say all three can be used simultaneously.

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The new Oppo F9

Battery

The battery of the F9 is 3500 mAh and has a much-hyped VOOC flash charging function. According to their marketing material, 5 minutes of charging is enough for 2 hours of talk-time. They even showed a TVC featuring Bollywood stars Siddharth Malhotra and Dipika Padukone. The TVC emphasizes how 5 minutes of charging gets 2 hours of talk-time out of the device.

Selfie Expert

Oppo is a self-proclaimed selfie expert. Likewise, the new F9 has great cameras on both the front and back. The two cameras at the back are measured at 16 and 2 megapixels, while the front camera boasts a massive 25-megapixel camera. It features AI sensors like most high-end smartphones. These AI sensors can automatically control the lighting and effects to make a particular scene look better according to the subject.

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Taskin’s long arms aren’t just for bowling bouncers

Pricing and Availability

The Oppo F9 is priced at 28,990 and 31,990 BDT respectively for the 4 and 6 gigs of RAM versions. It goes on sale from August 31st, 2018. GP users will get 5 gigs of cellular data free with every purchase.

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