Chinese OEM OPPO is all set to launch its new smartphone, the OPPO R9s, at its home as press invites for an October 19 event in Shanghai are making its way to the regional media.

The phone’s not a secret, and OPPO has been running a TV commercial in China already (apart from all the leaks doing the rounds). The invite boxes sent out contain a replica of a Sony IMX398 camera sensor which makes its debut with the R9s, and is the highlight of the smartphone.

Rumors suggest that the OPPO R9s will pack in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB or RAM and 64GB of internal storage and will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display. The Sony IMX398 sensor is expected to be a 16-megapixel one with f/1.7 aperture boasting of a ‘dual pixel’ technology similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7.

GSMArena reports that the TV commercial also features an R9s Plus although the invite box has no indication of the same. Maybe, the Plus variant is similarly spec’d with only difference in size (and battery?) and hence is not explicitly mentioned in the invite. Else, the R9s plus might be coming at a later day. Anyway, we’ll find the specifics next week, and will keep you informed.