Oppo has posted several teasers of its upcoming K9s smartphone that shed light on a number of features of the device. In particular, he talks about the use of a linear X-axis vibration motor and a hardware-software function, which the company itself calls “virtual mechanical keyboard”.
Linear X-axis vibrators are superior to both older rotary and Z-axis vibrators as they are capable of producing sharper vibrations, so they can be adapted to dozens of different scenarios. One of these scenarios involves simulating the tactile feedback that occurs when pressing real physical buttons.
Oppo has partnered with keyboard maker Dujia to create a unique virtual keyboard specifically for the K9s that uses a vibration motor to generate vibrations that closely mimic the tactile response of a mechanical keyboard. Users will have a choice of six types of tactile feedback, three types of lighting effects, and four different keyboard themes. Oppo also says that the new product’s advanced vibration motor will be used for a deeper immersion in the gameplay.
The Oppo K9s is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset. The smartphone is credited with a 6.59-inch OLED matrix with Full HD + resolution, a 5000-mAh battery and a triple main camera with a main 64-megapixel sensor. The smartphone, which will be unveiled on October 20, will ship with Android 11 out of the box.