We have no doubt that the OPPO F7’s successor, called the OPPO F9 to keep pace with the company’s naming strategy, is on the cards this year. But a report saying that the smartphone has been given Bluetooth certification means it’s coming sooner than we think it is. The rumored launch is pegged sometime in late-August or September.
The listing shows that the device carries three model numbers — CPH1823, CPH1825, and CPH1881. A screen grab from the certification website suggests that CPH1823 will refer to the OPPO F9 Pro, while the other two models will simply be called the OPPO F9 but with different memory configurations. It’s all but assured that the Pro version will have better specs — and a higher price tag to match.
More interestingly, the listing also reveals that the F9 and F9 Pro includes the same Bluetooth module as the F7, F7 Youth (RealMe1 in India), and R15, which could indicate the presence of a MediaTek Helio P60 processor. Not that it’s a bad thing, because the P60 has on many occasions proven itself to be a heavyweight when it comes to demanding tasks like gaming.
In a related news, OPPO has reportedly released its first teaser image for the smartphone.
Based on the image, the OPPO F9 will sport two back-facing cameras in horizontal position right next to what looks like an LED flash module, or possibly even a laser focusing system to aid the dual cameras. As with previous F-series iterations, the F9 might feature rounded corners for a more comfortable feel in the hand.
However, all this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as the teaser does not look authentic to us. We also haven’t found any official post about the device — not on Weibo, not on WeChat, not even on the social networks that are popular in the Philippines.
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