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OPPO launches F9 in Sri Lanka with 5 minute ‘VOOC’ charging

OPPO launched OPPO F9, the latest addition to its F-series, in Sri Lanka last week and announced OPPO F9 Pro, a variant of the F-series family which will be entering the Sri Lankan market soon.

The most notable features of the phone are its VOOC Flash Charging technology, which offers 2 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging, the industry first Gradient Color Design and an industry first 6.3 inch ‘Waterdrop Screen’ design.

In addition to this it also offers a high screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% and a 3500 mAh battery. The OPPO F9 comes in gradient color combinations – Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue – and is priced at Rs. 54,990.

Commenting at the launch event, OPPO Sri Lanka CEO Bob Li said, “The OPPO F9 has the best of both worlds; technological breakthroughs such as VOOC, OPPO’s own patented flash charging technology which lets you charge your phone in a fraction of the time of a normal charge and aesthetic milestones such as the gradient colour body which everyone seems to have fallen love with. We in Sri Lanka are so excited about OPPO F9 that we even see the waterdrop design in the screen as resembling the shape of Sri Lanka, which incidentally is the first time ever such a ‘water-drop’ design will be introduced to Sri Lanka.”

At the launch, OPPO also unveiled a brand new TVC featuring Oppo Brand Ambassadors Deepika Padukone and Sidharth Malhotra. The TVC titled ‘5 Minute Charge, 2 Hour Talk’ revolves around a day in the life of two characters played by the Bollywood superstars and highlights the OPPO F9 VOOC Flash Charging capability.

The OPPO F9 Official Sri Lanka launch also saw the participation of two heartthrobs of the Sri Lankan entertainment industry Raveen Kanishka of ‘Deveni Inima’ fame and Maneesha Chanchala from the popular ‘Sidu’ tele-serial.

OPPO said that its research determined that the most common problem Sri Lankan mobile phone users face is short battery life. This technology, independently developed by OPPO, applies low voltage charging technology and has a charging speed up to four times faster than general charging at 5V/1A, with a quick 5-minute charge being enough to maintain 2 hours of talk time.

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. VOOC has replaced the voltage reducing circuit with an MCU, making VOOC a cool fast charging tech. You can also use your phone and maintain high speed fast charging, which high voltage fast charge will not be able to support.

Since OPPO launched VOOC in 2014, VOOC has applied for over 500 patents and is used by over 90 million consumers, making VOOC the most mature commercial fast charging technique. In terms of battery life, F9 is equipped with a 3500mAh battery and an optimized AI battery management.

OPPO has three gradient color combinations – Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue and Starry Purple. The Gradient Spraying Technology and “Frame Gradient” tech used by OPPO realizes a perfect combination of gradient design on the back and the user a more unified viewing experience. In the sunlight, the F9 shines like a crystal gem and flowing water. The color design aesthetics of the OPPO F9 reflects both OPPO’s design ideology and insights into what aesthetics appeals to young consumers around the globe.

The F9 comes with a 6.3-inch bezel-less screen that features a resolution of 1080*2340 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a super-high screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%.

For the first time, OPPO F series is equipped with dual rear cameras (16MP + 2MP). There are a few common pain points that a user faces with portrait mode. Firstly, you often get blurry and fake Bokeh effect. Secondly, the lighting condition is complicated, causing images to be either over-exposed or particularly dark. 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.

After the hardware completed Bokeh effect, the F9 portrait mode can use the depth information to add light and apply AI beautification to get an exclusive portrait lighting style.

Users can achieve different effects using Film Light, Natural Light and Rim Light for a great portrait photography experience. In regard to shooting with the rear camera, F9 is equipped with dual cameras to catch every moment. 16 independent and 800 combined scenes can be recognized by AI Scene Recognition.

OPPO F9 25MP front-facing camera is capable of accurately collecting 296 feature points for each subject, referencing them against its massive database of facial images and analyzing features before making enhancements, customized for each subject. The AI Beauty Technology 2.1 can provide users with up to 8 million different personalized beautification effects – now selfies are more attractive while keeping the natural look of each human subject intact.

Additionally, F9 supports multiple interesting camera features such as AR Stickers, Super Vivid mode and slow motion video.

Based on Android 8.1, OPPO brings the ColorOS 5.2 Operating System to create a smarter interactive experience for users.  Intelligence is everywhere in ColorOS 5.2. The F9 is equipped with the Google Lens that identifies objects and shows relevant search results and information.

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, F9 applies a design that contains 3 card slots, two for SIM cards and one for the storage card.

OPPO is a global smartphone brand which was the first to launch smartphones with 16MP front cameras and also introduced the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology to the world. With the launch of Find X in 2018, OPPO introduced panoramic arc design with a screen ratio of 93.8%, the largest screen-to-body ratio in the mobile phone market today.