OPPO officially launches its new F1 selfie smartphone

Nora Danish is a prominent Malaysian actress who is popular for her skill of taking beautiful selfies, gathering over 2.9 million dedicated followers on her Instagram account, making her the perfect spokesperson for the new F1, the smartphone which is dubbed the ‘Selfie Expert’, OPPO said.

OPPO F1 Ambassador

Being the ‘Selfie Expert’, the F1 lives up to its name by featuring an 8 MP front-facing camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens and a 1/4-inch sensor, allowing for 44% more light to enter the camera when compared to a f/2.4 aperture lens. Images taken by this camera are 30% clearer than those taken with a regular 5 MP front-facing camera. The ‘Beautify 3.0’ function on the F1 allows users to remove blemishes, highlight a subject’s features and includes 3 different beautify modes along with 8 filters. For low-light conditions, the F1 comes with the patented ‘Screen Flash’ feature to ensure natural looking shots. The F1 has also been programmed to recognise hand gestures and spoken commands to take selfies.

OPPO F1_1

The rear camera of the F1 is pretty good as well, sporting a 13 MP rear camera with an ISOCELL sensor in order to reduce pixel noise. The F1 also features phase detection auto-focus (PDAF), delivering a focus time of just 0.1 second, equivalent to the performance of an actual SLR camera. The camera is backed up by OPPO’s own Pure Image 2.0+ camera platform, offering a huge range of filters and plug-ins for everyone from the professional photographer to the neophyte snapper.

As for its performance, the OPPO F1 resides snugly in the mid-range sector. The OPPO F1 is running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor under the hood with 3 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which is further expandable to up to 128 GB of space. The phone runs on Android 5.1 with OPPO’s own ColorOS 2.1 skin. The phone also has an aluminium back which gives it a very premium feel which adds to the overall experience.

OPPO F1_2

The Oppo F1 will be sold first on the company’s official online store on the 22nd of January for a jaw dropping price of RM 1,198. To sweeten the deal, OPPO will further gift first 200 customers who successfully purchase the phone with an OPPO-branded selfie stick. Those who want to see and experience the device for themselves before making the purchase will have to wait until the 25th of January for the OPPO F1 to be available in physical stores.