Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has debuted its new F series smartphones, which has photography as its central focus, in India today. The Oppo F1 is the first of Oppo's F series phones to arrive in India.
Priced at Rs 15,990, the F1's key highlight is its 8 megapixel front camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens and a sensor size of 1/4 inch. If the company's claims are believed to be believed, its front camera can capture photos 30 per cent clearer than a standard 5 megapixel camera and 44 per cent brighter than those taken with an f/2.4 lens.
Oppo also introduced a higher-specced F1 Plus that will come to the Indian markets at a price of Rs 26,990. The F1 will go on sale in India from February 4.
With the aim to help users take even better selfies in low-light conditions, the Oppo F1 has been equipped with a screen flash feature that converts the F1's entire display into a camera flash.
The body of the F1 is made of a metal alloy. It features a 5-inch 720p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 atop, and a 13 megapixel rear camera.
At its heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 64-bit processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 5.1-based ColorOS 2.1 and includes an internal storage space of 16 GB. The phone also supports a microSD card of up to 128 GB.
The F1 will be available in India in two colour variants - gold and rose gold.
Along with the F1, Oppo also launched a selfie stick that will be available in blue and pink colour options in the Indian market. While Oppo didin't officially announce the price of the selfie stick, Oppo's Will Yang in an interview to IBNLive on the sidelines of the F1 launch said that it, will be priced around Rs 400.