OPPO A9 2020 Vanilla Mint Edition Launched in Nepal

Sabin Tamang 17 Dec, 2019

Oppo has announced a new phone in its mid-range segment and the device is named OPPO A9 2020. Oppo A9 2020 has officially launched in Nepal at the price tag of Rs. 35,990. Later Oppo offered a price drop of Rs. 2500 as Oppo Winter Offer and the new price of Oppo A9 2020 in Nepal is Rs. 33,590 for 8/128GB variant. And now the company has launched its most popular A-series to date, The A9 2020 in all-new Vanilla Mint Edition, here in Nepal. As, an expression of gratitude towards its consumers for the overwhelming love and support for the brand and its product, the company introduced the new edition targeting the approaching Christmas and New-year. 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor, 5000 mAh battery with reverse charging, etc. are some highlights of this phone.

OPPO A9 2020 Overview

Design & Built Quality

Talking about the design of the phone, OPPO A9 2020 features 6.5’’ New Waterdrop Sunlight HD+ IPS LCD screen with 720*1600 resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and gorilla glass protection. The front design of the phone looks quite bezel-less and has a small chin. Though OPPO A9 2020 is a mid-range phone I think they should have gone either HD+ screen with OLED panel or Full HD+ screen with LCD screen. We will do a full review of the phone once it is launched and find out how good the display is.

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One the back of the phone, we have a triple camera set up with a fingerprint scanner and OPPO logo below the fingerprint scanner. In terms of build, it’s a plastic body with gradient colors.

Performance

As for the performance, OPPO A9 2020 is powered by Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) with Octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. A9 2020 also features Android 9.0 pie with ColorOS 6.1. As for RAM and internal storage, OPPO A9 2020 comes in two different variants. One if 128/4 GB and another is 128/8 GB RAM variant. This phone is going to compete with phones like Samsung Galaxy M40, Vivo V15 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Vivo S1, etc. in terms of performance. Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is a good chipset in mid-range series. So we can expect some great performance from this phone. After the launch of this phone, we will compare the GeekBench score, performance and speed of this phone with phones like Note 7 Pro and Vivo S1. 

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Camera

Talking about the cameras on OPPO A9 2020, it has a quad-camera set up on the back with the primary 48MP IMX586 sensor. This the same sensor which has been used on flagship phones like OnePlus 7 and Redmi k20 Pro which means we can expect some great photos from this phone. The camera specs goes like this; 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.3", 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, AF, 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm macro lens, and 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor.

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Talking about video capture, this phone can shoot up to 4k@30fps. As for the front-facing camera, Oppo A9 2020 features a single 16MP selfie camera. So, we can expect some great photos from this phone as it has the same primary camera used on flagship phones like OnePlus 7 and Redmi K20 Pro. As we know how great photos these cameras can capture, so the expectations are quite high due to this factor. 

Battery

The battery is one of the top features of OPPO A9 2020 as this phone is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery with 20-watt VOOC fast charging support. Not only that, but Oppo A9 2020 also features the reverse charging which is a great feature to be included in the budget phone from oppo.  One of the biggest selling points for OPPO A9 2020 is its 5,000mAh battery. The phone can easily last more than a day with normal usage. This battery is sufficient for extended gaming sessions and watching movies. This battery can last up to 11 hours for watching continuous HD videos.

Other Features

Other features of the smartphone include a microSD card slot (up to 256GB), Dolby Atmos support, and a rear fingerprint sensor in the smartphone. The phone is available in two different colors i.e. Marine Green and Space Purple.

OPPO A9 2020 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • CPU: Octa-core (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260G + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260S)
  • GPU: Adreno 610 GPU
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0.1
  • SIM: Dual SIM + Dedicated SD Card Slot
  • Rear Camera: Quad Cameras
    – 48MP primary with 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture
    – 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, AF
    – 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm macro lens
    – 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes, rear-mounted
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Oppo A9 2020 Price in Nepal: Rs. 33,590(8/128GB)

OPPO A9 2020 Price & Launch Date

Regarding the new color variant of OPPO A9 2020, Mr. Bobby Zhao, CEO, OPPO Nepal said, “With the impressive specifications and attractive price tag, OPPO A9 2020 has gained immense popularity in Nepal. As Christmas and New-year are in the corner and people are in festive mode, to complement the celebrations, we have introduced this Vanilla Mint variation for OPPO A9 2020”

Oppo A9 2020 price starts at Rs. 16,990 for the base 4GB RAM variant in India. Whereas the price of OPPO A9 2020 in Nepal is Rs. 33,590. OPPO A9 2020 is planned to launch before Dashain in Nepal so, the phone was launched at the 3rd week of September in Nepal.

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