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Oppo A9x: $290 smartphone with 6.53-inch LTPS screen and dual 48MP-2MP primary camera

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Oppo which is well known for its camera advantage, had just released the A9x for all to see. But wait a minute, is it the F11 Pro in disguise? Read on and we will soon find out.

For those of you who are unaware, the F11 Pro first hit the streets just a few months ago. Let’s do a quick throwback to its specs as per below:

  • 6.53-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~395 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera with 48MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.3", 0.8µm and PDAF + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1/5", 1.12µm, depth sensor, LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera motorized pop-up 16MP with f/2.0 aperture, 1/3.1", 1.0µm and HDR
  • 64GB/128 internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (From 0% to 100% in just 80 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2019 release date
  • 20,990 Indian Rupee or ~$305 price tag

The promise of a great camera smartphone really catches everyone attention. Packed with a wholesome mid-range performance, the F11 Pro was an instant hit.

With that in mind, let’s now turn our attention to the A9x:

  • 6.53-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Fullview display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6771V Helio P70 (12nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP3 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 48MP with f/1.7 aperture, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF + 2MP with f/2.4 aperture, depth sensor, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama and HDR
  • 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4020 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • May 2019 release date
  • 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~290 USD price tag

Did you see there’s a lot of similarities between the A9x and the F11 Pro? You got that right, the A9x shares the same roots with a couple of changes here and there thrown in between.

The A9x sports a similar 6.53-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS screen, which is nice actually.

In terms of performance, the A9x sports a mid-range Helio P70 chipset paired with a high-speed octa-core processor, excellent graphics and a large 6GB RAM. You can be sure of a fast and smooth running of most apps and games that are out there.

Camera-wise, nothing is stopping the A9x from becoming a excellent camera smartphone. This is because you can find it with the dual 48MP+2MP primary camera with all the bells and whistles that you don’t usually see in a mid-range device. Although there’s no pop-up selfie camera this time around, the 16MP selfie camera is more than highly capable of taking great selfies.

The A9x is blessed with a massive 128GB of internal storage. Even better, now it has an expansion slot that can easily take in a 256GB microSD card.

Finally, the large 4020 mAh battery is able to supply enough juice for the A9x to last for a full day of charge.

                       

Conclusion:

Oppo A9x doesn’t defer much from the F11 Pro, that’s absolutely right. But the difference it brings is considerably huge: large 128GB internal storage with the availability of an expansion slot, slightly larger 4020 mAh battery and a cheaper price tag.

Oppo A9x is currently available for 1,999 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 290 price tag and comes in two beautiful colours: Meteorite Black and Ice Jade White.

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