Photography focused OPPO F1 goes up for pre-order

by: Robert TriggsJanuary 12, 2016


Back at the start of CES 2016, OPPO announced its new F series of smartphones designed for the photography enthusiast. The first handset in the series, the OPPO F1, is now already available to pre-order in Vietnam, before it heads out to other regions. The phone had been anticipated to make its début in India on January 28th.

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The OPPO F1 is an upper tier mid-range smartphone, powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor and 3GB of RAM. The display comes in at 5-inches with a 720p HD resolution and 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Other internal hardware includes a dual-SIM tray, 16GB of internal storage with 128GB microSD card support, and a 2,500mAh battery. The whole package is powered by OPPO’s Android 5.1 Lollipop based ColorOS 2.1.

Camera features are a big part of the OPPO F1 and any future products in the series. The handset packs a 13 megapixel rear snapper with f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash, which is accompanied by an 8 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. OPPO has also packed in a selection of software features and filters to tweak your pictures to your liking, as part of its Beautify 3.0 package.

The pre-order price comes to VND 6,490,000, which works out to roughly $290 or Rs. 19,300. The OPPO F1 will begin shipping out to customers on January 21st and we’ll be keeping our eye out for availability in other regions as well.

  • Speerdo

    Looks like they took a pretty ho-hum phone and dropped the “for photographers” tag on it along with a bunch of apps. If you want a true photographers phone, you’d be much better off spending $40 more for the Nexus 5X. The sensor in the 5X is second to none, Google Photos auto-backup nullifies the argument of a micro SD card slot(for photos anyways), and just about any photo app you could want is available in the Play store.

  • Karly Johnston

    The rear camera F stop is 2.2. That goes in like $150 phones.

  • rarinrob

    I’m a little surprised that Oppo is allowed to use the ‘F1’ name. The FIA’s lawyers are very hot on this sort of stuff!

  • ChrisPollard77

    I’m sorry, exactly what about this phone is photography focused? The LG G4 was photography focused. The most recent batch of Nexus were more photography focused. The latest Galaxy line has some top tier snappers. This is … utterly meh. f/2.2?? Meh. Does it at least have full manual controls and shoot RAW+JPG? If not, this is yet another mid-ranger.