17 November 2021
Oppo has launched the K9s, a new mid-range Android smartphone in China. The new phone joins the company’s growing K9 series of smartphones. Last month, Oppo unveiled the K9 Pro 5G and now we are seeing the s-phone.
The Oppo K9s features a 6.59-inch IPS LCD display with a hole punched on the top-left corner to carry the 16MP camera for taking selfies or video calls. The display gets a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1080+ resolution, and Panda Glass protection. There is no HDR support and the peak brightness is at 600 nits.
Under the hood, the Oppo K9s gets the Snapdragon 778G processor with 6GB and 8GB RAM configurations. The phone gets 128GB onboard storage that can be expanded further using a microSD slot. The phone runs Color OS 11.2 based on Android 11.
The Oppo K9s gets triple cameras on the back, where the primary sensor is 64MP with an f/1.7 lens. The camera can record 4K video at 30fps (with electronic stabilization). Next up is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP macro lens.
The Oppo K9s packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 30W VOOC flash charging that takes 59 minutes to charge the phone to 100%. The phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack and the charging is done over a USB-C 2.0 port. Wireless connectivity options include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 (with aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC codecs).
The price of the Oppo K9s is CNY 1,700 ($265) for the 6/128GB model, while the one with the 8GB RAM and 128GB costs CNY 1,900 ($300). The phone will be available from November 1 in China. There is no word on global availability yet.