Chinese manufacturer Oppo has launched the new Oppo F1s smartphone in India – the successor to the F1 smartphone launched in January this year, targeting selfie lovers. The smartphone was initially unveiled at CES earlier this year. Priced at Rs. 17,990, it will go on sale starting August 11 on Amazon India and retail stores across the country. The device will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Grey color options.
Oppo F1s India Specs
The Oppo F1s comes with a 16MP front-facing shooter along with a 13MP rear camera. Selfie-oriented features on the smartphone include the Beautify 4.0 app for editing selfies, the Selfie Panorama feature that adds together three selfies along with the Screen Flash feature. The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner that doubles itself as a home button, and the company claims it unlocks the device in just 0.22 seconds.
Other key specifications of the device include a 5.5-inch HD display, a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor bundled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The device packs a 3075 mAh battery with support for the company’s proprietary Super VOOC fast charge technology. The smartphone runs Android 5.1 out-of-the-box layered with the company’s ColorOS UI.
Besides the new Oppo F1s, the company has launched a couple of selfie-oriented phones in the past. For instance, the Oppo F1 Plus which rocked a massive 16MP front-facing camera sensor and a 13MP primary camera. While the F1s’ predecessor, the Oppo F1 featured a 13MP primary camera with dual-LED flash along with an 8MP front-facing camera for taking selfies.
Other key specifications include a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor bundled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage expandable up to 256 via a microSD slot.
Oppo F1s India Plan
Despite being a relatively new entrant, Oppo reportedly has 23 percent market share in China, which is said to be more than combined market share of Apple and Samsung in the Chinese market. Moreover, it is currently the leader in China’s smartphone market, with more market share than the likes of Huawei and Vivo.
The company has also joined the ‘Make in India’ manufacturing bandwagon in India. Oppo will initially manufacture 4G smartphones at its plant in Noida only for the Indian market, though in future may start exporting a portion of the total production in other South Asian markets. The company is in talks with electronics giant Foxconn to explore options for setting up manufacturing units in India.