Oppo isn’t hiding the fact that its event on October 19 will be all about the R9s. The Chinese company has been teasing its next smartphone for a few weeks now, and in China a TV ad campaign is already in full swing. What’s more, a few hours ago Oppo has started taking early registrations from those interested in the R9s, even before making it official.
Thus it’s pretty clear that the company thinks it has a winner on its hands. The R9s (and R9s Plus that should get unveiled alongside it next Wednesday) are going to succeed the R9 and R9 Plus in its portfolio. We’ve already heard about the new models’ camera, and the R9s has been spotted in a benchmark yesterday, having most of its specs confirmed.
What you see above is the R9s, neatly portrayed in these newly leaked official-looking press renders. It has an all-metal body, with a new antenna line design no less, and while it looks similar to the R9, many small details have been changed.
The R9s should sport a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 16 MP rear camera and a 16 MP front-facing unit, the Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,010 mAh battery. It’s likely to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and support Oppo’s Super VOOC fast charging tech.