OPPO F1 Arrives in Philippine Market, Touted as Selfie Expert

OPPO sent a teaser last month about their new lineup called the F series, which aims to make mobile photography as its central focus and eventually will become a core product line for the brand. I thought we would have to wait for months before this new series would be launched. Apparently, the OPPO F1, the first OPPO camera phone to be launched this year is now available in our local shores.

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The OPPO F1 is a sleek lightweight camera phone (OPPO announced they would call their products “Camera Phones” instead of smartphones) with premium looks. Its 5-inch HD screen is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass while its body is made of aluminum. The back cover is made of silk metal polish that adds a touch of luxury. The OPPO F1 is available in 2 colors: Gold and Rose Gold.

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The star feature of the OPPO F1 is its Front and Main Cameras. The front camera is 8 Megapixels with f/2.0 aperture and a 1/4-inch sensor that allows 40 percent more light to enter the camera than other cameras with a f/2.4 aperture lens. It also has an 84-degree wide angle camera lens for wide-angled selfies. Of course, it comes with built-in Beauty 3.0+ with various filters to make your selfies look like their endorser, Ms. Sarah Geronimo.

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The Main camera comes with a 13 Megapixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture lens, Pure Image 2.0+features and a number of customizations to fit the user’s photo needs.


Display: 5-inch IPS TFT at 720×1280 resolution, Ardeno 405
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with Color OS 2.1
Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-Core processor
Memory: 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB, 3GB RAM
Camera: 13 Megapixels with LED flash (Main), 8 Megapixels (Front)
Wireless Connections: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
SIM Card Slot: 1 Micro SIM Card, 1 Nano SIM Card
Battery: 2,500 mAh
SRP: P11,990.00

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The OPPO F1 is competitively priced at P11,990.00, which is the same price of the Asus Zenfone Selfie with a 13 Megapixel front camera.

The OPPO F1 will also be available through SMART Postpaid (yay!) under All-In Plan 1200. It is fully consumable and customizable with FlexiBundles. For prepaid users, each purchased OPPO F1 comes with a free Smart Prepaid SIM card that offers 50MB worth of free data every month for 6 months. Aside from that, P150 worth of load will be credited for every P250 accumulated top-up per month for 6 months.

Meanwhile, the OPPO Neo 5s will also be available under Sun Postpaid’s Best Value Plan 450 that includes unlimited Sun to Sun calls and SMS, 250MB of data and 250 SMS to other networks.

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