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OPPO F1s smartphone launched in India

OPPO has launched the “selfie expert” F1s smartphone in India with an impressive 13MP/16MP rear/front camera set up.

Published onAugust 3, 2016


This one is for the selfie aficionados in India. OPPO continues their selfie revolution in India with the launch of another selfie centric smartphone, the OPPO F1s, which the company introduced at an event held in Mumbai.

The OPPO F-series of smartphones is known for its capable front-facing camera and includes the F1, unveiled in January this year, and the F1 Plus that launched in April. The camera-centric F1 had received a positive response, and the F1s carries forward its legacy of sleek design, snappy performance, and superb photography, while bringing in a much-needed upgrade in terms of features.

The F1s features a 5.5-inch HD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panel, and under the hood, is a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, supported by 3GB of RAM. The handset’s 32GB of internal memory can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card. Embedded in the front home button of the F1s is a fingerprint scanner, which was missing in the F1, and can unlock the phone in 0.22 seconds, according to OPPO. The device houses a 3,075mAh, and interestingly, offers a triple-card slot tray for holding two 4G Nano-sim cards and one microSD card. The F1s runs Android Lollipop 5.1 out-of-the-box with OPPO’s ColorOS 3.0 on top.

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The best part obviously has to be the camera setup of the F1s. While the device comes with a 13 MP rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, what gives this “selfie expert” its title is the 16 MP wide-angle shooter up front, with a f/2.0 aperture. You can use the screen as a flash for clicking selfies in low light and make your images look even better using the in-built Beautify 4.0 picture enhancing software, with seven beautify levels, two skins tone modes, upgraded photo-processing algorithms and live color filters.

The OPPO F1s is priced at approximately $269 (Rs 17,990) for all the three Gold, Rose Gold and Grey color options. While its predecessor has done well in the past, it remains to be seen if OPPO can repeat the same success with the F1s.

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Pre-orders for the OPPO F1s begin on August 4, and the device will be available online from August 11 exclusively through Amazon India, as well as offline stores in selected cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad, and Ahmedabad.

Let us know in the comments below if you plan to go for the “selfie expert” OPPO F1s!

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