Oppo A9 smartphone was first launched in July 2018, however, Oppo mobile has announced the launch of an Upgraded Oppo A9 (2020). The A9 (2020) is the higher version of the also launched Oppo A5. It comes with upgraded specifications and features over it predecessor. It experience major update in areas like CPU, a quad camera setup at the back, and a larger 6.5-inch screen, which has 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. OPPO A9 2020 is a feature-packed device, which comes with a mid-range price tag.
Oppo A9 (2020) Specs & Features
- 6.5 inch infinity-V IPS Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (270 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6.1
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 CPU
- 4GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- 128GB inbuilt storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Rear and 16 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5000 mAh Li-Po Non Removable Battery
Design and Display
Oppo A9 2020 is a premium phone with robust sleek uni-body design and edge to edge curved plastic body. It features an aluminum frame design with Gorilla Glass 3 for screen protection thus, offering an improved durability for comfortable grip without compromising on style.
Featuring LCD IPS display panel with resolution of 720 x 1600 pixel resulting to 270ppi per density. The Oppo A9 (2020) measures a dimension of 163.6 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm, hence, the pleasant feel at hand and alluring look to the eyes.
Oppo A9 (2020) comes with the trending hole-punch design which the company called the Nano waterdrop screen. The waterdrop accommodates the front facing camera, hence, providing user the almost bezel-less screen.
Thanks to the bezel-less screen Oppo A9 (2020) features an edge-to-edge look with a screen-to-body ratio of 83.5% which allows the display to stretches from top to bottom. The phone pixels spilled over the curved edges at the sides, giving the perfect full screen display smartphone.
Oppo A9 (2020) 6.5-inch IPS LCD display also features a 20:9 aspect ratio. This screen produces display color up to 16 million which gives the device a colorful and bright.
At the sides of the smartphone, positioned the usual power buttons and volume rockers. Likewise, the microUSB slot for charging and connecting to devices, as well as a speakerphone grille and microphone.
At the back of the phone Oppo arrange a quad rear camera setup and LED flashlight. Below the camera setup sits a rear mounted fingerprint sensor for security and quick accessing of the phone.
Oppo A9 (2020) camera is one of the phone’s selling point. At the rear it is equipped with a quad-camera setup. This comprises of a 48-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and another 2-megapixel macro sensor.
The camera software uses Quad-Bayer-like technology that combines four adjacent pixels into one. This Quad Bayer colour filter allows the 48MP to capture images by combining the multiple (4) 12MP sensors into one. This coupled with the three other camera sensor sure produces the perfect result from every shot.
Inside the hole punch water-drop sits front camera, this unit made use of just 16-megapixel selfies sensor. The camera is capable of AI portrait mode, face Beautification and FaceID. It automatically identifies ages and smoothes different skin tones depending on gender, and adjusts pictures based on current beauty trends.
The back camera comes with features such as Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, and HDR which is also present for the selfie camera.
Under the hood, Oppo A9 (2020) is powered by Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 chipset. The chipset is built on the modern 11nm processor. It is also supported by an Octa-core CPU ticking at 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 processor. The two Kryo 260 quad-core processors offer smooth performance. For the device graphics, Adreno 610 controls the duty which helps produces and optimum performance with less power consumption.
Oppo A9 (2020) runs on the Android 9.0 (Pie) which can be upgraded to Android 10 later on. It is backed up by ColorOS 6.1 user interface which allows for better user experience and easy multitasking.
The user interface comes with Game Boost 2.0 accelerator technology for improved Frame Boost and Touch Boost. It enable the device easier, and clearer to operate. It also uses softer colors and slightly smaller icons, the swipe-up app drawer, and well segmented settings menu. This interface helps in themes selection and customization options making it easier on the eyes and colorful in every right sense.
Oppo A9 (2020) comes in two different storage variant. This consist of the 128GB ROM + 4GB RAM and 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage space. Both variant Internal memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with the use of microSD card slot.
Oppo A9 (2020) comes with a massive Li-Po Non- removable 5000mAh battery power bank without assurance of fast charging. However, the A9’s 5000mAh Ultra Battery can reverse charge all your other devices. The device have support for dual Nano-SIMs with 4G LTE network on both SIMs.
Oppo A9 (2020) Price and Availability
Oppo A9 (2020) price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 85,000 Naira depending on the model and market. the price for Oppo A9 (2020) 8GB RAM + 128GB Rom is 90,000 on Kara Nigeria. However, in India where the phone will first be launch, the Oppo A9 (2020) price is expected to start at Rs. 15,499.
Oppo A9 (2020) Full Specifications
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, September|
|Body||Dimensions||163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm (6.44 x 2.98 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|Platform||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|Main Camera||Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.3″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|Selfie camera||Single||16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm|
|Sound||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Dolby Atmos sound
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Marine Green, Space Purple|