Oppo is planning to launch the Find 9 later this month, according to chatter on Weibo. The Chinese manufacturer is prepping for the event, which will be happening in Beijing on September 19, a few weeks after the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus showing.
The Find 9 comes a year and five months after the launch of the Find 7. The Find brand has always been Oppo’s flagship brand. The Find 5 was one of the first 1080p smartphones and the Find 7 was one of the first 2K smartphones. We expect Oppo to continue this tradition with another big step up in display resolution.
Specs for the Find 9 have been hard to find, but we can expect a 5.5-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800 pixels) or UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) display. Oppo enjoys being the first to add a higher display resolution to mobile, and the current trend is 4K, as both Sharp and Samsung Display have been testing out 4K displays for 5.5-inch screens.
Internally, the Oppo Find 9 should be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 or 820 processor, depending on when it comes to market. The Snapdragon 820 would be an impressive boost in performance, complementing the 4GB of RAM reportedly inside the Find 9.
A 21-megapixel Exmor camera will be fitted on the back of the Find 9, with a fingerprint sensor on the front. Leaked photos of the Find 9 point to an edge-to-edge display with software buttons and Cat. 9 4G LTE, capable of speeds up to 452Mbps.
Like last year, Oppo might launch a lower-end version of the Find 9 for customers in China. The Find 7a launched a few months after the original for $100 less, with a drop in specs to match the lower price point.
Oppo has not commented on the leak, but if it is true we should hear something in the next week.