Oppo R9 aka ‘F1 Plus’ to have record-speed fingerprint reader

Oppo R9

We’re only a few days away from the release of the Oppo R9 and R9 Plus*. The latest news to come out is that Oppo’s next devices will come with fingerprint readers, and really fast ones at that.

*Note the R9 will be called the F1 Plus in the Middle East.

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According to the teaser, the phone will have a fingerprint sensor on its front that will unlock in 0.02 seconds. This essentially means your phone will unlock at almost the same instant you touch your phone. In a year where companies such as Huawei are proudly advertising 0.05-second unlock speeds, Oppo might just give them a run for their money. Based on teasers, the sensor appears to be oval in shape.

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Other news states that the company might also be making a move into mobile payments systems such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus specs

The event on March 17 will see the release of the R9 and R9 Plus. Specs aren’t known yet, but rumours based on TENAA listings suggest the devices will come with 5.5- and 6-inch 1080p displays, running octa-core processors and have 4GB of RAM. Storage will stand at 32GB for the R9 and 64GB for the R9 Plus. Both will be expandable up to 128GB through microSD cards. More surprising is the news that the phones will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop.