OPPO kicks off first sale for F9 across Sri Lanka

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OPPO, the selfie expert and leader, kicked off first sale for the recently launched breakthrough offering, OPPO F9, on 8 August at the Liberty Plaza. The new F9 comes with VOOC flash charging that gives you two hours talk with five minutes of charge. It also sports the industry’s first Gradient Colour Design. The F9 has been designed to offer a unique experience and represent OPPO’s technologically advanced and innovative expertise. Priced at Rs. 54,990, OPPO F9 will be available in gradient colour combinations Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue in numerous stores across the nation. 

The event was graced by popular, multi-talented singer/actor Raveen Kanishka, who said: “I’ve been an OPPO fan for so long, but as someone who lives a fast-paced, busy life, I’m very impressed by what OPPO has to offer with OPPO F9, which brings features such as VOOC flash charging that allows more than two hours talk time with just five minutes of charging.”

Maneesha Chanchala, the popular tele-actress who also graced the occasion, commented: “What I’ve really fallen for with OPPO F9 is the sheer beauty and character of the phone which brings out the individuality of the user – especially with the gradient colour body of the phone.”

Five lucky customers who purchased OPPO F9 at the first sale were rewarded with special gifts and got the opportunity to pose for a series of selfies with their favourite stars. 

On this first sale, OPPO Sri Lanka CEO Bob Li said: “The initial response from the Sri Lankan market is overwhelming. The fact that OPPO F9 offers best-of-both-worlds, the technological superiority with VOOC flash charging, and aesthetic beauty of the design is being embraced by a cross-section of Sri Lankans, especially the youth, who lead a fast and vibrant lifestyle.”  

With several breakthroughs, such as the industry’s first 6.3 inch ‘Waterdrop Screen’ design, high screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%, unique gradient colour design and a 3,500 mAh battery, the OPPO F9 offers much more in addition to an excellent selfie function – an immersive experience, fast charging and long-lasting battery. OPPO F9 is powered by MediaTek Helio P60, the SoC platform featuring AI technology that offers flagship features to consumers without a premium price tag.

OPPO F9 comes with VOOC Flash Charge that has a charging speed which is up to four times faster than general charging at 5V/1A. In addition to increasing the charging speed by four times, VOOC also boasts an intelligent five-layer protection system from the adaptor to the port and interior of the phone. And if you’re in a hurry, a quick five minutes is enough to maintain two hours of talk time. 

To meet the growing and trending demands of the young consumers, OPPO offers two gradient colour combinations – Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue. The Gradient Spraying Technology and ‘Frame Gradient’ tech used by OPPO realises a perfect combination of gradient design on the back and the user can indulge in a more unified viewing experience. 

Besides the gradient colour design, the F9 screen is also beautiful and appealing. OPPO has always believed that a smartphone is not just a tool for communication but also a piece of art. The screen occupies almost all of F9 front except for a small droplet at the top due to which it’s called the ‘Waterdrop Screen’, inspired by a water drop. The F9 comes with an impressive 6.3-inch bezel-less screen that features a resolution of 1080x2340 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a super-high screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%. 

For the first time, the OPPO F series is equipped with dual rear cameras (16MP + 2MP). The main camera for F9 at the rear is a 16MP plus f/1.8 aperture lens. This, plus the secondary camera, will calculate the depth-of-field to achieve better Bokeh effect for rear photography.

The OPPO F9 25MP front-facing camera can accurately collect 296 feature points for each subject, referencing them against its massive database of facial images, analysing features before making enhancements, customised for each subject. The AI Beauty Technology 2.1 can provide users with up to eight million different personalised beautification effects – now selfies are more attractive while keeping the natural look of each human subject intact. 

Based on Android 8.1, OPPO brings the ColourOS 5.2 Operating System to create a smarter interactive experience for users. When it comes to hardware, the 4GB/6GB + 64GB memory combination improves the speed of operation. F9 also supports 256GB memory expansion. To satisfy users with multiple SIM cards, the F9 applies a design that contains 3 card slots, two for SIM cards and one for the storage card.