Business

Oppo’s upcoming R9 to feature a fingerprint scanner that unlocks in 0.2 seconds

Given that Oppo’s upcoming R9 smartphone is scheduled to be made official on March 17 (next week), the company has been running a teaser campaign for the device over the last couple of weeks.

Continuing the campaign, a couple of new teasers have been released by the company revealing that the R9 will feature a front-facing fingerprint sensor capable of unlocking the phone in just 0.2 seconds.

In addition, the Chinese company also reportedly dropped hints about the handset being ideal for making mobile payments – if you recall, there have already been reports that several smartphone manufacturers in China are planning to release their own payments service, although Oppo wasn’t named explicitly.

Coming back to the R9, the device (along with the R9 Plus) has already been spotted on TENAA, revealing a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen and a 1.95 GHz octa-core processor. Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 2,850 mAh battery, and two 16 MP cameras.

As for the price, the handset is expected to carry a tag of RMB 2,498, which translates into around $385 at current exchange rates.

Via