The name may not be totally familiar, but if you’re in the market for a value driven smartphone, Oppo has been pushing models out, and two more have just been announced made for people think thin is in.

Two models are on the way from one of the recent imports to the Australian smartphone market, as Oppo attempts to wrestle market share from major players Apple and Samsung locally.

We’ve already seen some pretty impressive mid-range phones from Oppo thus far, but the latest two appear to bridge flagship and mid-range, offering customers the best of both worlds in the upcoming R9 and R9 Plus smartphones.


The two phones are very similar, with similar designs echoing what Oppo had on the R7, but with less thickness and weight. In fact, Oppo has apparently managed to get the thickness down to 6.6mm — thinner than the iPhone 6S — while the weight sits at 145 grams.

There’s a 5.5 inch screen on the R9, with the device packing in the same screen size as the iPhone 6 Plus but in a body more like that of the Samsung S7, we’re told, while the design includes a very slim 1.66mm bezels that gives the impression of an edge-to-edge display completed by a phone grip that conforms to the counters of a hand.

Meanwhile, the R9 Plus increases the screen size to a more phablet-friendly 6 inch screen size. Both devices include relatively spacious batteries, with the 5.5 inch R9 including a 2850mAh battery while the larger 6 inch R9 Plus nets a positively massive 4120mAh battery.