Oppo’s camera-centric F1 smartphone goes official with 13MP primary and 8MP front camera, India launch expected on January 28

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Oppo has recently announced the launch of a whole new range of smartphones as a part of its F-series of smartphones. The Oppo F1 is the first one to debut in the lineup. This camera-centric smartphone is touted by the company to deliver a premium quality photography experience. The Oppo F1 is currently up for pre-order in Vietnam for a price of 6,490,000 Vietnamese Dongs (approximately US$ 290 / Rs. 19,365) and is expected to launch in India on January 28.

Oppo F1

The device has been crafted in an Aluminium unibody, which is just 7.25 mm thick. It features a 5-inch IPS display with a pixel density of 294 ppi and 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Oppo F1 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset clubbed with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the device supports Hybrid dual-SIM, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with Oppo’s proprietary Color OS 2.1 running on top. Backing the Oppo F1 is a 2,500mAh battery

In the imaging department, the device sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with a single-LED flash. There is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper with a 1/4-inch sensor, and features such as Beautify 3.0, 8 live color filters, and an option to make use of screen’s brightness to capture selfies in low light conditions.

Talking about the F1, Sky Li, Oppo Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business, said,”F series will inherit the excellent camera performance and exquisite design tradition that have earned accolades for Oppo’s flagship series. The series will bring devices with impressive specs, eye-catching style and amazing prices that will have consumers doing double takes on the excellent specs and build quality. “We are very excited to introduce the F series, which will allow an even wider range of users from all around the world to experience Oppo’s outstanding photography technology,”

Oppo F1 specifications

  • 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 1.7GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset with 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 13MP primary camera with LED Flash, and 8MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and GLONASS
  • 2,500mAh battery

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