On 3rd August 2016, at an glittering even in Mumbai attended by celebrities like Actress Sonam Kapoor, cricketer Yuvraj Singh and ace photographer Dabboo Ratnani, OPPO announced the launch of the company’s latest Selfie Expert smartphone – OPPO F1S in India. It’s a sleek phone available in Gold, Rose Gold & Grey colours and is very aptly priced at Rs. 17,990. Oppo proposes to begin sales of F1S from 11th-13th August in various markets at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and other major cities in India.
The phone is a photographer’s delight. It features 13-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash and 16MP front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling. The Oppo F1s uses a front beauty camera with a 1/3.1 inch sensor and an F/2.0 aperture, which allows more light to enter the camera enhancing its sensitivity to enable the user to take natural looking selfies in low light conditions. It uses facial data from millions of users, to capture best looks. And the excellent built in photography modes will be a big competition for all the entry level cameras in the market. For me it’s more of a camera than a phone and I guess I will be using this more as a camera rather than a phone.
It has a 5.5-inch TFT HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the protection is in form of a Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Powered by an Octa-Core processor (paired with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU & 3GB of RAM), the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with color OS 3.0 on top of it. It has a 32GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card.
Supported by dual-SIM support, the connectivity features are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG support, GPS and has a fingerprint sensor embedded on home button along with a 3075 mAh battery which enable the user an uninterrupted usage of the device for the whole day.
During the launch, Sky Li, OPPO Global VP, MD of International Mobile Business and President of OPPO India, said, “Being a priority market for OPPO, we understand Indian consumer’s demand for excellent camera quality and the ongoing selfie craze. OPPO has a rich experience in camera technology and has been the industry leader with several accolades and awards to its credit. And today we are carrying this legacy forward and stepping up the selfie revolution, by launching the upgraded Selfie Expert – F1s to share advanced photography technology with an even wider range of users in India and also offer them an outstanding photographic experience.”