We don’t know what a Waterdrop Screen is but it looks hot in Oppo’s F9 Pro teaser

By | 8th August 2018

Oppo has teased an upcoming smartphone, the Oppo F9 Pro, in a new trailer. Oppo posted the video on its YouTube channel (via GSMArena) on Monday, though it doesn’t give too much away about the handset.

The F9 Pro is shown off in multi-tone pink and blue color schemes, featuring a notch with a center-mounted camera (like seen on the Essential Phone), dual rear cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and headphone jack.

This is the first we’ve heard of the Oppo F9 Pro, though the standard F9 model was rumored to be the first to house Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Curiously, the F9 Pro appears here with what Oppo calls a Waterdrop Display. Is this something to do with the new Gorilla Glass screen protection?

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Gorilla Glass 6 has been noted for its resistance to drops, but not necessarily water drops. What’s more likely is that the name simply refers to the shape of the notch design — which admittedly does look sleek. Still, branding the screen as a Waterdrop Display based on the shape that’s been cut around the camera seems a bit desperate.

The F9 Pro will also come with Oppo’s VOOC Flash Charge capabilities, said to help it achieve two hours of talk time in a five-minute charge. It sounds impressive, though the handset is rocking micro USB connectivity rather than the more advanced USB Type-C that appears on most flagships now.

We don’t know a thing about the Oppo F9 Pro’s price or release date, but with the teaser have just arrived, it could be unveiled before the end of the month.

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