Oppo R9S confirmed to get Sony IMX398 F1.7 camera


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Oppo has confirmed both the launch of their upcoming new phone and what camera sensor the new phone will be running too.

Oppo has started to send out invitations to the launch of their Oppo R9S smartphone launch in China and as usual they have done something a little different. With this launch the company has also included a small jewellery box containing a 16 megapixel Sony IMX398 camera sensor confirming what camera the new phone will offer.

But this isn’t just Oppo buying a sensor from Sony and adding it to the specs! Apparently, the cooperation between Oppo and Sony goes deeper than that with claims that the two companies worked together on the development of the sensor and some key tech for the R9S.

At this stage we don’t know the official specs of the phone but sources close to the company have suggested the phone will feature a Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The main feature will be the Sony 16 mega-pixel sensor which is has a class leading F1.7 aperture and new dual core focus technology. VOOC will also be making a comeback too.

Oppo will be releasing the Oppo R9S on 19th October so watch this space.

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44 Comments

  1. Władysław Góralewicz
    October 10, 2016

    Very interesting, may be a new wind for mobile cameras. I wonder what is matrix size?(can’t find it on google).

    • NextHype
      October 10, 2016

      It seems this information hasn’t been disclosed yet as IMX398 isn’t listed yet on sony-semicon.co.jp

      I bet it will be close to IMX378’s specs (Google Pixel / Mi5S sensor)

      • October 10, 2016

        It actually is a better sensor, but it all depends on optimization.

        • Assefa Hanson
          October 10, 2016

          oppo has the history and software know how to optimize

  2. Lazar Prodanovic
    October 10, 2016

    Certainly much better than shit full dual sensors. I also like SoC but probably won’t like the pricing.

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      i think this is talking about dual pixel focus like in the samsung s7 not dual cameras

  3. vanDamn
    October 10, 2016

    All seams to be perfect but the SoC is just power efficent. What about gamers who like to make good pictures, too?! ;(

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      if the phone will feature the 652 why would you worry about gaming???

  4. Ionut Johnny
    October 10, 2016

    Best camera phone of the year but with probably a price of 800$.

    • NextHype
      October 10, 2016

      Best camera phone, probably
      but $800 ? no way
      $500-$600 like R9 at its launch

      • Rob
        October 10, 2016

        Maybe so, but $800 by the time resellers add their cut.

      • Ionut Johnny
        October 11, 2016

        Brand new camera, Oppo can surprise us and not in a good way :))

        • NextHype
          October 11, 2016

          Oppo is one of the best brands when it comes to camera centric phone since 2014. They revealed a groundbreaking focus tech during MWC (said to be a sub-pixel stabilization). Now they’re teaming with Sony on the first IMX398 phone, which means Sony chose to invest in a partnership with Oppo when every smartphone brand on this planet use their sensors.

          Chances of failure are below 1% IMHO.

          • Ionut Johnny
            October 11, 2016

            I hope so as well.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      October 10, 2016

      thats expensive af

  5. Ouhou
    October 10, 2016

    the only thing I m waiting for with Oppo is a smartphone capable of Vooc Super Charge ( charge a 3000mah battery in 15 min). For this I could pay 100$ more as we knows that Oppo phones are costlier than their competitor for same specs

  6. NextHype
    October 10, 2016

    A “new dual core focus technology”.
    Why “dual core” ?

    Isn’t it the sub-pixel stabilization technology Oppo displayed at MWC Barcelona earlier this year ?

  7. Władysław Góralewicz
    October 10, 2016

    Very interesting, may be a new wind for mobile cameras. I wonder what is matrix size?(can’t find it on google).

    • NextHype
      October 10, 2016

      It seems this information hasn’t been disclosed yet as IMX398 isn’t listed yet on sony-semicon.co.jp

      I bet it will be close to IMX378’s specs (Google Pixel / Mi5S sensor)

    • Steven Fox
      October 10, 2016

      It actually is a better sensor, but it all depends on optimization.

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      oppo has the history and software know how to optimize

  8. xi7
    October 10, 2016

    good sensor with trash features , no OIS , no slow motion 1080p , poor zoom.

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      stop trolling you cant confirm if it lacks any of these features

      • xi7
        October 12, 2016

        is not trolling, i cant see any oppo with slow motion… OIS or zooom , lol

  9. Lazar Prodanovic
    October 10, 2016

    Certainly much better than shit full dual sensors. I also like SoC but probably won’t like the pricing.

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      i think this is talking about dual pixel focus like in the samsung s7 not dual cameras

  10. Guest
    October 10, 2016

    All seams to be perfect but the SoC is just power efficent. What about gamers who like to make good pictures, too?! ;(

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      if the phone will feature the 652 why would you worry about gaming???

  11. Ionut Johnny
    October 10, 2016

    Best camera phone of the year but with probably a price of 800$.

    • NextHype
      October 10, 2016

      Best camera phone, probably
      but $800 ? no way
      $500-$600 like R9 at its launch

    • Rob
      October 10, 2016

      Maybe so, but $800 by the time resellers add their cut.

    • Guest
      October 10, 2016

      thats expensive af

    • Ionut Johnny
      October 11, 2016

      Brand new camera, Oppo can surprise us and not in a good way :))

    • NextHype
      October 11, 2016

      It would be a great risk, and I hope they won’t take it ^^

    • Ionut Johnny
      October 12, 2016

      I hope so as well.

  12. Muhammad Yasir
    October 10, 2016

    i wish i was rich enough to buy one of these suave phones !
    (its complicated …)

  13. Guest
    October 10, 2016

    the only thing I m waiting for with Oppo is a smartphone capable of Vooc Super Charge ( charge a 3000mah battery in 15 min). For this I could pay 100$ more as we knows that Oppo phones are costlier than their competitor for same specs

  14. NextHype
    October 10, 2016

    A “new dual core focus technology”.
    Why “dual core” ?

    Isn’t it the sub-pixel stabilization technology Oppo displayed at MWC Barcelona earlier this year ?

  15. xi7
    October 10, 2016

    good sensor with trash features , no OIS , no slow motion 1080p , poor zoom.

    • Assefa Hanson
      October 10, 2016

      stop trolling you cant confirm if it lacks any of these features

    • xi7
      October 12, 2016

      is not trolling, i cant see any oppo with slow motion… OIS or zooom , lol

  16. Guest
    October 10, 2016

    i wish i was rich enough to buy one of these suave phones !
    (its complicated …)

  17. Oz
    October 11, 2016

    Oppo makes great Hi Fi and top notch blue ray players. I also have Oppo Find 5 and 7. Both great looking phones. Also have One+ and ZTE Nubia Z11 Max. The Z11 Max takes great vibrant photos.

  18. Guest
    October 11, 2016

    Oppo makes great Hi Fi and top notch blue ray players. I also have Oppo Find 5 and 7. Both great looking phones. Also have One+ and ZTE Nubia Z11 Max. The Z11 Max takes great vibrant photos.