OPPO to bring upcoming R9 smartphone to JB Hi-Fi

OPPO to bring upcoming R9 smartphone to JB Hi-Fi
OPPO to bring upcoming R9 smartphone to JB Hi-Fi

Chinese manufacturer OPPO has inked a deal with JB Hi-Fi that will see its upcoming R9 smartphone sold through the national electronics retailer, along with several of its previous handsets. The announcement follows the collapse of Dick Smith, who was previously OPPO's exclusive brick-and-mortar retail partner.

OPPO smartphones will be available from JB Hi-Fi nationwide from May 9, coinciding with the local launch of the recently announced OPPO R9.

The handset is a 5.5-inch device running a heavily customised version of Android Lollipop. Key specifications include a 1080p display, an eight-core MediaTek 2GHz processor, 64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 2,850mAh battery. Front and rear-facing cameras measure in at 13MP and 16MP respectively.

The AUD$599 OPPO R9 will be joined by OPPO R7s, OPPO R7 Plus, OPPO F1 from day one, and the larger OPPO R9 Plus will follow in June for AUD$699.

The OPPO R9 Plus features a 6-inch 1080p display, up to 128GB of expandable storage, a beefier eight-core Snapdragon 652, and a 4,120mAh battery.

The OPPO R9 and OPPO R9 Plus will both be available directly through OPPO's own online store.

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