Oppo F1 selfie-focused phone now available for pre-order


Chinese company Oppo’s selfie-focused phone, aka F1 is expected to make its way to India on January 28. The phone in question has however landed first in Vietnam where it is now available for pre-order. The Oppo F1 has been priced at roughly around $290 which roughly translates to Rs 19,377. The phone will start shipping from January 21.

The Oppo F1 which was first announced during the recently concluded CES 2016 trade show focuses a great deal on premium design and top-notch camera capabilities. The F1 comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 lens and LED flash. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the front with f/2.0 lens (1/4″ sensor). The phone uses the screen (that lights up) as a flash in low-light environments.

The phone comes with full metal unibody and packs in a 5-inch HD IPS display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 (2.5D). It is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It come with 16GB of internal memory which is expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 2.1 which is Oppo’s custom skin. The phone is backed by a 2,500mAh battery.

Oppo will celebrate its second anniversary in India this year. Only recently it announced a new after sales-service policy under which “all handsets purchased starting from December 15, 2015 will have a two years’ service warranty applicable across all Oppo service centres in India.” The company also plans to open 200 new service centres across India.