OPPO is one of the most prolific manufacturers today and the mid-range is a large part of its showcase. In addition, it is part of those who help democratize 5G with proposals such as the new OPPO K9 5G, trusting in this case with Qualcomm for the processor.
It is an update of what they already raised with the OPPO K7 5G so that it is planted as an alternative with 8 GB of RAM and a triple camera for less than 300 euros. The design has also been adapted to current trends, especially looking at the camera module.
OPPO K9 5G Specifications
|OPPO K9 5G|
|SCREEN||AMOLED 6.43 inchesFullHD + resolution (2400 x 1080)Refresh rate: 90 Hz|
|STORAGE||128GB / 256GB|
|SOFTWARE||ColorOS 11.1 based on Android 11|
|REAR CAMERA||Main: 64 MP f / 1.7Wide angle: 8 MP f / 2.2Macro: 2 MP f / 2.4|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||32 MP f / 2.4|
|DRUMS||4300 mAh with fast charging 65W|
|CONNECTIVITY||Dual SIM, 5G SA / NSA, WiFi 5, Bluetooth, USB-C, 3.5 mm jack|
|OTHERS||On-screen fingerprint reader|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||159.1 x 73.4 x 7.9 mm172 g|
|PRICE||8GB / 128GB: About 257 euros to change8GB / 256GB: About 282 euros to change|
Be careful, it has “super performance”
Of the “traffic light” type modules, we have been seeing a form that we saw with mobiles such as the Vivo 51 5G or the Xiaomi Mi 10T has been adopted. In fact, looking at the K7 and K9 we have two good renderings of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 respectively in terms of design.
The K9 5G forgets the most marked gradients and, in fact, according to the colors it would be even discreet. The bluish tone does have a certain iridescent CD-like reflection, but the black has a huge etching that is almost a commercial in reference to performance. For tastes, colors, but the less is something questionable (especially if you expect black to be the most standard color).
We do not see a fingerprint reader on the side because it is on the screen. A 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with FullHD + resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels) with a 90 Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch, which reserves a point in the upper left corner for the front camera to appear.
The super fast charging.
The OPPO K9 5G brings back the Snapdragon 768G, a chip somewhat superior to the Snapdragon 765G in performance. It is accompanied by 8 GB of LPDDR4x and 128 or 256 GB (without microSD card tray).
The software comes dressed with ColorOS 11.1, on Android 11. And although it does not have a battery that attracts attention today, 4,300 mAh, what does stand out is that it stays with the fast charge of 65 watts, which according to the brand achieves 100% in just 35 minutes.
As for the cameras , zero surprises. Yes, it is a conventional mobile in this sense with the following configuration:
- Main camera with 64 megapixel sensor and lens with f / 1.7 aperture.
- Wide angle with 8 megapixel sensor and lens with aperture f / 2.3 with a field of view of 119 degrees.
- Macro with 2 megapixel sensor and lens with f / 2.4 aperture.
- Front camera with 32 megapixel sensor and lens with f / 2.4 aperture
Price and availability of the OPPO K9 5G
The OPPO K9 5G has been officially unveiled in China. For now we have the prices for that market and they are the following:
- OPPO K9 5G 8GB / 128GB : about 257 euros to change.
- OPPO K9 5G 8GB / 256GB : about 282 euros to change.
As we have seen, it will come out in two different colors: Spades K (black) and Wings of Symphony (blue gradient). For now we do not know if it will go to other markets, in which case we will update this information as soon as it is known.