The F11 Pro’s biggest highlight is the 48-megapixel rear camera, which only a handful of phones at this point have and is paired with a 5MP camera for portraits. Apart from the sheer number of pixels, Oppo touts the camera’s low-light abilities and even includes an ultra night mode.
The 48MP rear camera is certainly the attention-grabber, but the F11 Pro also features a pop-up 16MP selfie camera. Thanks to its pop-up mechanism, the F11 Pro’s 6.53-inch full HD+ LCD display (2,340 x 1,080) is notch-free and covers 90.9 percent of the front, and had a headphone jack.
Also bound to turn heads are the F11 Pro’s two colorways — Thunder Black and Aurora Green. The Thunder Black option, in particular, appears stunning, since it goes from a blue-ish purple on the bottom left to black in the middle and violet on the top right.
Elsewhere, the F11 Pro features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor, with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, a huge 4,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie with Oppo’s ColorOS 6 software overlay.
Even though it’s nice to see Pie available out of the box, the Micro-USB port is unfortunate to see in 2019. Even with the older port, the F11 Pro’s battery supports Oppo’s proprietary VOOC 3.0 charging standard that takes the phone from empty to full in 80 minutes.
Oppo said the F11 Pro will first launch in India on March 15, followed by southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and other regions “in the near future.”
The company also has a standard Oppo F11, which drops the pop-up camera in favor of a waterdrop notch. It has less RAM but more internal storage, at 4GB and 128GB, and will be available in Fluorite Purple, Marble Green, and Jewelry White.
Pricing update: Oppo has announced the F11 Pro will be priced at 24,990 rupees (~$354) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version, with the F11, without the pop-up camera, priced at 19,990 rupees (~$283) for 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.