THE Oppo F1 offers features available in high-end phones but at a mid-level price range, said the phone’s brand marketing manager Stephen Cheng.
“The Oppo F1 has high-end specs and high-end feel for a good price,” Cheng said in an interview during the sidelines of the media gathering held at the Ibiza Beach Club of Movenpick Hotel in Mactan Island, Cebu last Tuesday evening.
What really sets it apart, the company said in last Tuesday’s media preview, is the exceptional quality of its front camera for selfies — 16 megapixels with a large sensor.
It is because of that feature that Oppo markets the F1s as the “selfie expert.” Apart from the formidable camera, the Oppo F1s ships with a Beautify app, built-in photo filters, screen flash and palm shutter and voice shot.
The phone’s rear camera is 13 megapixels. The demand for the unit was such that two days after it was made available in August in Philippine stores, 19,000 units were sold all over the country. The phone retails for P12,990.
The F1s has an octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory with an expansion slot for a memory card of up to 128GB. It is a dual-SIM phone with both slots having LTE capability.
The F1s comes with a 3075 mAH battery to power the device for an entire day of use. The 5.5-inch phone comes with a Corning Glass display in a sleek design.
The F1s runs ColorOS, which is based on Android.
A key feature of the phone is its fingerprint scanner, which unlocks the device in 0.22 seconds, which the company said is the fastest in the market. You can also assign each of your 5 fingers to quickly launch different apps or contacts.
Cheng credits the quality of their devices like the F1s for making them the no. 2 smartphone brand in the Philippines just two years after they started in the country./Max Limpag