Or could the Oppo Find 9 get the Snapdragon 821 first?


Oppo’s seemingly mythical Oppo Find 9 receives the rumour treatment this morning care of a trusted Weibo source.

It’s been 2 years since Oppo released a flagship device, but rumours that there will be a Find 9 just don’t seem to want to go away, and these latest are the most detailed to date.

With the Find 7 having been the last flagship Oppo launched it is safe to say some Oppo fans are starting to loose hope, but this year has proven that flagships sometimes do just take a little longer to launch. Proof of this comes in the form of the Vivo Xplay 5, launched after the Xplay 3S (which actually came before the Find 7), and the Xiaomi Mi5.

We’ve had Find 9 rumours before though, but what makes these different is the fact we get more of a detailed spec to go by, along with a rough diagram how the phone may look.


The first standout feature for me is the design of the Find 9 in the leaks. Imagine of the OPO received an additional camera and you wouldn’t be far off the design.

Specifications listed on the Oppo Find 9 diagram include:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 2K display.
  • Snapdragon 821 chipset.
  • 21 mega-pixel rear cameras with OIS.
  • 16 mega-pixel front camera.
  • USB Type C.
  • 4100mAh battery.
  • Super VOOC fast charting.
  • Color OS 3.0 based on Android 5.1.
  • 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

So the specs hit all the right marks for anyone looking at a new breed of flagship device, but again this is just a rumour (although one from a known reliable source) so don’t go catching your chickens just yet.

However one detail of the Oppo Find 9 specs does strike me as genuine, and that’s the Android version. If any company this year launches a flagship phone with Android 5.1 still it’s going to be Oppo.

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27 Comments

  1. Sparh4wk
    June 23, 2016

    type-c usb 2.0 cmon what year is it again…

  2. Barry
    June 23, 2016

    Don’t catch your chickens before they are hatched, Andi

  3. MexiDroid
    June 23, 2016

    an oppo find9a will be perfect (FULLHD)
    this is the true one plus three!

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2016

      Not for $400 it isn’t.

      • NextHype
        June 24, 2016

        Find 7A was sold around $450, and Find 7 around $600.
        Oppo could follow the same logic for its Find 9.

        • balcobomber25
          June 24, 2016

          I meant this isn’t the OnePlus 3 for $400. If OP3 had the above specs it would cost a lot more than $400.

          • NextHype
            June 24, 2016

            For sure, no one can sell a flasgship with these specs for $400.

            But if these specs are truely those of the Find 9, then Find 9A’s would be slightly inferior, like Find 7A’s were compared to Find 7.

            As an exemple, If Find9 has SD821+QHD+4KmAh then Find 9A may have SD820+FHD+3.2KmAh, thus becoming a “better” OnePlus 3 (or a “true” OnePlus 3 for MexiDroid) that could be sold under $500.

            • balcobomber25
              June 24, 2016

              SD820 + FHD + 3200mAh is almost identical to the OP3, we would have to compare the two side by side before deciding which one is better. Those extra 200mAh could be a difference maker or they could be no difference at all. Really depends on the other components they use and the software.

  4. Airyl
    June 23, 2016

    Android 5.1? This won’t take off in the west.

  5. HBK
    June 23, 2016

    Wow.. i can only imagine the price of this thing.

  6. Reggie
    June 23, 2016

    Sorry oppo.. This time I’m with oneplus 3

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2016

      So you are still going to buy an Oppo product then..

      • Assefa Hanson
        June 23, 2016

        LOOOOL nice one

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    June 23, 2016

    dont give a rats ass !
    its going to be wayyy too expensive !

  8. Dab
    June 23, 2016

    Nice specs but the price will be over $700. And I’m wonder why 5.1 not 6.0

  9. balcobomber25
    June 23, 2016

    The Find 7 was an awesome phone, one of the best flagships of it’s time. It seems like since then Find 7 OPPO has kind of hit a wall and never released anything that quite matches up to it.

    The Find 9 rumor above is a mishmash product. 8GB of RAM is nothing but what I like to call a”back of the box feature”, it’s marketing pure and simple. Meanwhile Android 5.1 at time when Android 7 (N) is about to be released soon is just pathetic.

    • NextHype
      June 24, 2016

      Oppo have skipped the SD810 wave of flagships, maybe ’cause the SoC was too shitty. Now they skipped the SD820 wave too, maybe there was too many flagships already on the line and BBK was betting on ViVo’s, or they were maximizing ROI on R9, who knows.

      But this rumor seems fake, there is no reference to the latest techs Oppo displayed at MWC, and the specs are random S2 2016 flagship specs like anyone could have named it.

      Plus Oppo released Project Spectrum in May, which is a Color OS / Stock Android 6 mixed ROM, so this Find 9 on Android 5.1 Color OS sounds fake too imho.

      About the design, i don’t think Oppo would release a flagship with a screen / body ratio under 70% and re-use Find 7 back panel.

      • balcobomber25
        June 24, 2016

        OPPO didn’t skip 810 or 820, they released the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3.

        • NextHype
          June 24, 2016

          Talkin about Oppo as a part of a larger group, it may be true, but as a brand which has higher standards than it’s budget counterpart (One Plus) it isn’t true…

          Here I was talking about Oppo as the higher standard, camera centric brand inside the Oppo-Vivo-OnePlus conglomerate.

          • balcobomber25
            June 24, 2016

            It appears that OPPO is using OnePlus as it’s flagship spec brand and using OPPO as more of a lifestyle brand, similar to Vivo. A brand that doesn’t chase the top specs but still makes quality devices.

        • madoui20032003
          June 25, 2016

          Oppo and OnePlus are two different BBK companies.

          • balcobomber25
            June 25, 2016

            Keep telling yourself that. OnePlus was formed by “former” Oppo executives. The One Plus trademark was filed before the company actually existed by….Oppo. The principal (and for a long time only) investor in OP is…Oppo. OnePlus is separate from Oppo in name only, in reality it is like Honor from Huawei or Nubia from ZTE.

  10. XT
    June 23, 2016

    “fast charting”?

  11. Assefa Hanson
    June 23, 2016

    my prediciton leeco will be the first to launch 821/823 and 8gb ram buuuut maybe samsung or even oppo will have it reach the market first

  12. Simon
    June 23, 2016

    How about releasing it with Android N ?

    • NextHype
      June 24, 2016

      Oppo won’t release a flagship without Color OS, their own ROM. But they always are a version late so they’ll probably release their next flagship with a Color OS ROM based on Android 6.

  13. Jamjosef
    June 23, 2016

    Does anyone know of any chinese phone that has LTE band 17 (700mhz)?