Take a walk around MC and chances are you’ve seen OPPO’s ads on the walls. Recently, the smartphone manufacturer launched its latest flagship phone: the OPPO F1s. And now it’s coming to Sri Lanka. So what does the it bring to the table? Let’s take a look.
The OPPO F1s carries on the ‘Selfie Expert’ title of its predecessor, the F1, raising the bar with a 16 MP front camera and a next-level feature set. Along with its standout front shooter, the F1s sports a 13 MP rear camera, a lightning-fast fingerprint reader, a large 3075mAh battery, 3GB RAM, along with dual-SIM capability and expandable memory.
‘The F1 has been very popular since it was launched and in the F1s, we’re building on its key strengths to bring an even better photography experience to a wide range of consumers,’ said Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business. ‘More than ten million consumers are enjoying the F1 and F1 Plus, and we’re confident the F1s will carry on this success and become another hit product.’
The F1s is the latest example of OPPO’s commitment creating outstanding selfie experiences. After pioneering the use of a beautify feature on smartphone cameras in 2011, OPPO went on to introduce the world’s first smartphone with a rotating camera, the N1 in 2013.
The Art of the Selfie
As the new “Selfie Expert”, the F1s is purpose-built to capture beautiful, natural-looking selfies. It is also the first phone to bring a 16 MP front camera to its price segment. Both the front and rear cameras offer Beautify 4.0 – a selfie beautify-enhancing app, providing seven levels of beautification and two skin tone modes so that you can find the perfect settings to look great. It’s beautification algorithms have been updated based on feedback from hundreds of users. The 16 MP Beautify camera comes equipped with a 1/3.1-inch sensor and large f/2.0 aperture, providing high dynamic range and minimizing visual disturbances.
Combining these specs with OPPO’s unique processing algorithms allows the F1s to capture vivid selfies with superb depth and detail. The device also features an upgraded Screen Flash function, which dynamically adjusts to compensate current light conditions, ensuring that you can capture beautiful selfies even in low light. Finally, you can capture those exciting ‘party’ moments with ease.
The F1s also features a 13MP rear camera with a 1/3-inch back-illuminated sensor and f/2.2 aperture, for high light sensitivity and dynamic range. With these features and PDAF – superior technology for cameras, the F1s seamlessly captures crisp, clear, vivid shots. In other words, your Instagram pictures will look better without filters.
The OPPO F1s’ cameras also offer a host of practical features. Adding to the rear camera’s panorama mode is a Selfie Panorama feature up front, ensuring that everyone can be a part of the group shot. Furthermore, selfies can be automatically activated with ‘Palm Shutter’ – by a simple wave of a hand or by simply saying ‘Cheese’ allowing you to get your shot just right and avoid the unwanted shake caused by pressing the shutter button
Fingerprint security and functionality
The OPPO F1s also features a home button fingerprint reader, which can unlock the phone instantly. The fingerprint reader is also the key to a brand-new feature: fingerprint-activated calling and app launch. This means that you can assign five different fingerprints to applications and contacts of your choice. Then, by using different fingers to unlock the phone, the pre-set app or phone call will start automatically. See a shot you need to capture fast? Just drop your pre-set finger for the camera app and go!
Smooth Long-Lasting Performance
The F1s cruises on an octa-core 64-bit processor with 3 GB RAM. On the software front, the fast, smooth and snappy ColorOS 3.0. Already, OPPO has looked at hundreds of the most common usage scenarios have been painstakingly optimized for superb speed and performance with ColorOS 3.0. This means that the OPPO F1s will hardly lag even if you have a game, Facebook and a bunch of other apps in the background.
One of the key benefits of the OPPO F1s is that it packs a large 3075 mAh battery. Its performance is boosted by ColorOS 3.0’s state-of-the-art power-saving optimizations. In a test that simulates non-stop real-world use with a mechanical arm, the F1s coasted through 14 hours, meaning you can expect it to easily survive the day.
When it comes to design, OPPO hardly if ever compromises. The OPPO F1s features a 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass 4 screen, with a pre-applied protective screen coating. This gives it a premium look without sacrificing durability. So don’t worry about putting your keys and the F1s in the same pocket. The screen won’t get scratched so easily. Two slender lines also flow across the phone’s aluminum alloy back, giving it a sleek, effortless distinction.
Where can I get the OPPO F1s?
The OPPO F1s will be available in Sri Lanka by mid of August at OPPO Showrooms and will come in Gold color. You can check the showrooms in Dehiwala (011-22717302), Moratuwa (011 – 2645402), Negombo (031 -2222171), Galle (091-3120959) and (045-2233744) and authorized dealer’s island wide. For more information about the OPPO F1s click here.