Oppo has launched its camera-focused F1 smartphone in India with a market operating price (MOP) of Rs. 15,990. At a gala launch event held at Mumbai, the company also announced it will be bringing a variant of the smartphone, called the Oppo F1 Plus, to India in April at Rs. 26,990.
Not restricting to the online-only sales model like many brands these days, Oppo F1 will be available to purchase from February in India.
The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM) supporting Oppo F1 runs on ColorOS 2.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, sports an aluminium body and is slim at 7.25mm. It houses a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution IPS display protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 coating with pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC (four cores at 1.7GHz and four cores at 1.2GHz), Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 1866MHz are also included the handset.
In the photography side, the Oppo F1 bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and single LED flash. It also includes an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with wider f/2.0 aperture (1/ 4-inch sensor) along with software features such as Beautify 3.0, 8 live colour filters, and more. The display also doubles as the flash in low-light environments.
The Oppo F1 also includes proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and digital compass. The smartphone is backed by a 2500mAh Li-Po battery and houses 16GB of inbuilt storage.
As for the connectivity, the smartphone supports 4G LTE networks (India bands supported), along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB connectivity.
Talking at the launch event, Sky Li, OPPO Global VP, MD of International Mobile Business and President of OPPO India,said. “By officially announcing our emphasis on‘Camera Phone’, OPPO reiteratesthe focus on mobile camera technology ,this also reflects our long term commitment to the Indian market and our resolution to grow in India.”