Earlier this year, Oppo has released the R9 and its bigger sibling the R9 Plus, which went on to become one of the best-selling smartphones of the company. And the numbers (around 20 million units in six months) only prove it. It was rumoured that the company will be launching the R9s, its next smartphone in the R9 series on September 12, but clearly, that didn't happen.
Recently, the smartphone was spotted paying a visit to China's CCC, a Chinese certification authority. What this means is that the smartphone could launch anytime in October 2016. So, let's take a look at what to expect from the smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC and 4GB of RAM
The rumour mill is pointing at different amounts of RAM. While few rumours say it'll come with 4GB of RAM, few other indicate that it would come with less than 4GB of RAM. In terms of chipset, it is expected to come equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset.
According to the rumours, the smartphone will sport a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels.
16 MP selfie camera
Oppo R9 and R9 Plus's USP was their 16 MP selfie shooter, which is likely to be seen on the R9s as well. A 13 MP camera at the back will cater the needs of photography enthusiasts.
A 2,850mAh battery with Oppo's Super VOOC charging
The R9s is expected to feature a 2,850mAh battery that will likely come with Oppo's Super Voice technology for fast charging.