A smart phone brand known for its groundbreaking and high-performing cameras, OPPO has again attained another breakthrough with the unveiling of the F1s, its latest flagship “Selfie Expert” phone with a staggering 16-megapixel front camera designed for “selfienatics” delight.
The star-studded launching event was held on August 11 at Pico de Loro beach & Country Club in Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas, more than 80 kilometers south of Manila.
Earlier unveiled in other Asian countries in the first week of this month, the OPPO F1s is now available for pre-order on August 12-18 and will start to hit the shelves with PHP12,990 price tag on August 19, 2016.
The first iteration of the OPPO F1 series was launched in the first quarter of this year including the F1 Plus model, which feature the same 16-megapixel front camera.
With the F1s, “OPPO knocks the selfie game out of the park without leaving the mid-end price point. Following the release of the F1 and F1 Plus, rising mobile tech giant OPPO is back with the F1s—a new model that packs stronger firepower than its predecessors without the premium pricing,” the company statement said.
Continuing on the visual features of previous OPPO smart phones, the 5.5-inch form factor F1s is also featured with thin rounded bezels and the prominent white colorway of its predecessors.
Remarkable in 5.5-inch form factor line, the F1s puts in more premium on selfies, group photos, and video calls with its 16-megapixel front-facing camera that packs in f/2.0, 1/3.1″ sensor size, HD 1080p at 30 frames per second capability features. Its rear camera is featured with a 13-megapixel sensor.
The F1s is powered by a 3075 mAh internal battery, running on MT6750 octa-core processor and three gigabytes of RAM. “It carries a fair amount of battery juice that should be more than enough for casual gaming and browsing social media accounts throughout the day,” said Crista Mendoza, OPPO Philippines product trainer.
Stephen Cheng, OPPO Brand Marketing Manager for the Philippines said: “It’s amazing how the F1s lets you capture selfies the way you want them to look. We wanted to offer a phone that gives selfie lovers a satisfying photo experience, and I think the new model does just that.”
The F1s runs on the latest version of ColorOS 3.0, OPPO’s proprietary Android 5.1 Lollipop skin. Its built-in Beautify 4.0 software allows users to tweak and enhance selfie photos.”With how personal phones are, it’s important for us to produce models that bring out the best in people,” Cheng said.
Security features of the F1s include a customizable fingerprint-activated app launch, which users can set various apps to open when they touch the sensors with specific fingers.
The launching event was also graced by international finance company Home Credit, which partnered with OPPO Philippines since the previous F1 phone was launched earlier this year. Home Credit will also offer the F1s at six-month installment plan for P2,165 monthly payment at zero percent interest.
“Home Credit aims to bring smiles to many Filipino customers as we offer the newest OPPO F1S at very affordable installments. We are thrilled to be partnering with OPPO once again, and we look forward to helping even more Filipinos avail of the best selfie phone in the market,” said Adam Bernasek, Home Credit Philippines’ Head of Sales.
OPPO F1s specs
Height: 154.5 mm
Width: 76 mm
Thickness: 7.38 mm
Weight: 160 g
Color: Gold, Grey
Operating System: ColorOS 3.0, based on Android 5.1
GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
Storage: 32GB (Expandable up to 128GB)
Typical Battery Capacity: 3075 mAh (Internal)
Processor: MT6750 Octa-core 64-bit
Screen Size: 5.5 inches
Type: IPS TFT
Resolution: HD (1280 by 720 pixels)
Colors: 16 million colors
Touchscreen: Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 4 with support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input
Flash: LED Flash
Aperture Rear: f/2.2
Frequencies: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5
TD-LTE: Band 40
SIM Card Type: Dual Nano-SIM Cards
Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n
– Distance sensor
– Light sensor
In The Box
– OPPO F1s
– In-ear type earphones
– Micro USB cable
– SIM ejector tool
– Protective film (applied)
More information about OPPO F1s can be accessed at http://www.oppo.com/in/smartphone-f1s.