The Oppo K9 series is getting bigger in China with a new smartphone dubbed Oppo K9x. The handset is the fourth phone in the series and joins the K9 Pro, K9s, and the vanilla Oppo K9. So far, the K9 has remained exclusive to China, and we assume that the Oppo K9x will remain this way. The device brings some interesting specs like a large display with a high refresh rate, Dimensity 810 SoC, a huge battery, and 33W fast-charging.
OPpo K9x specifications
The Oppo K9x packs a 6.49-inch Full HD+ resolution with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The device has a 180 Hz touch sampling rate. This LCD screen offers an acceptable 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, 480 nits brightness, and 405 ppi pixel density. Just like a good amount of Oppo smartphones, this one has a top-left aligned punch-hole.
Under the hood, the Oppo K9x packs a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset which has a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz. The maximum clock speed is for the 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores. There are 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. There is also a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Moreover, it comes in three distinct variants with up to LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB UFS 2.2 of Internal Storage. The Oppo K9x draws its powers from a large 5,000 mAh battery which offers support for 33W fast-charging via Type-C.
In terms of camera, the Oppo K9x has a 64 MP camera, f/1.7 main camera, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP black and white portrait lens. The punch-hole serves as a home for the 16 MP selfie camera. Other features in this handset include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 5G support, face unlock, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device runs ColorOS 12 but with Android 11 running under the hood. It is 8.81 thick and weighs in at 194 grams.
Pricing and Availability
The Oppo K9x will price starts at CNY 1,399 ($219) for the variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. The version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage will cost CNY 1,499 ($235). There is a high-tier variant that comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage sets you back by CNY 1,699 ($266). The device will hit the shelves on January 1 in China. It sells in the Silver Purple Super Dream (that’s a mouthful name for a color), and Obsidian Samurai colorways.
As aforementioned, this device’s launch in international markets is highly unlikely to happen. However, Oppo may eventually use this design and specs and rebrand it in the future for an international launch.