OPPO has just launched their latest Android phone, the F1 Plus. This device features a super slim 6.6mm thin all-metal design and a 16MP front facing camera for those of you looking to capture every, little, detail of your face.
The F1 Plus features a familiar design which looks eerily similar to Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. Diving into the software doesn’t do the device any favors either as OPPO’s new Color OS 3.0 is essentially a carbon copy of iOS from the home screen to the settings menu.
Moving past that however, the F1 Plus does look like a solid device. The 5.5″ AMOLED display features ultra-thin 1.66mm bezels which give the device a smaller footprint and make it easier to hold in one hand. The device also feature’s MediaTek’s Helio P10 processor and 4GB of RAM. The SIM slot also features microSD card support and along with that 16MP front facing camera, you get a 13MP rear camera (we’ve officially entered the world where selfies are more important than normal pictures, and that makes me sad). The battery is a bit small at 2,850 mAh, but at just 6.6mm thin, that’s an understandable trade-off. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device built into the home button.
OPPO is asking €389/£299 ($445~) which is great considering the specs (including the 64GB of internal storage). The device is set to go on sale in India, Southest Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East later this month as well as in Europe starting in May.
OPPO Launches F1 Plus, Slim-Bezel Stunner with 16-MP Front Camera
New Delhi, Apr. 5, 2016 — Sporting a 16-MP front-facing camera, the OPPO F1 Plus launched at an event in New Delhi today. As the second device in the photography-focused F series, the F1 Plus blurs the boundaries between mid-range and premium, and takes the “Selfie Expert” title of the hot-selling F1 to an all new level.
Featuring an eye-catching all-metal unibody, VOOC Flash Charge, 64 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM and lightning-quick fingerprint recognition, the F1 Plus is also the first device to feature a brand-new technology in OPPO’s arsenal: the Hi-light Camera, which ensures that users can take clear, bright and colorful selfies in any light condition.
OPPO F1 Plus
A Beauty to See and to Hold
The F1 Plus has a stylish all-metal unibody and sits amazingly light in the hand. At 151.8×74.3×6.6mm, it weighs only 145 grams, a feathery figure for its size. Sporting a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 4th Generation Gorilla Glass, the device also makes smart use of ultra-thin 1.66-mm bezels to give it a look and feel that could easily be mistaken for a smaller 5.2-inch phone.
The OPPO F1 Plus has ultra-thin 1.66 mm bezels
OPPO designers gave the F1 Plus a metallic light-catching edge that shows off the phone’s flowing lines. The edge is both stylish and functional, perfectly conforming to the contours of the hand to give the F1 Plus an effortless “Comfort Grip”.
Hi-light Camera: You in the Best Light
The F1 Plus’ 16 MP front-facing Hi-Light Camera has been purpose-built for catching clear, vivid photos in any lighting condition. Paired with the new Selfie Panorama feature, Beautify 4.0 and the front-facing Screen Flash, the Hi-Light Camera will allow users to get the perfect shot on the first snap, anywhere and anytime.
The OPPO F1 Plus features a custom-built Hi-light Camera
Great photos aren’t made by high pixel counts alone. The F1 Plus’ unique strength in front-facing shots lies in its special custom-built sensor. It arranges pixels in a unique pattern designed to maximize image quality, resulting in photos that are clear, bright and strikingly rich in color. Meanwhile, a large f/2.0 aperture increases the amount of light that enters the camera, and ISOCELL technology works to ensure that all of it hits the sensor just where it should.
All told, the F1 Plus’ Hi-light Camera is four times more sensitive, has twice the dynamic range, and captures shots with four times less noise, compared to cameras without the technology. As a result, the Hi-light Camera produces exceptionally clear and bright images, and excels at low-light, back-lit and night-time photography.
In addition to the uniquely designed hardware, OPPO has also upgraded the F1 Plus’s photo-processing algorithms. After six months of testing and 150 iterations, Beautify 4.0 is optimized to capture natural-looking selfies with bright, clear skin, and beautifully defined facial contours.
The new Selfie Panorama feature, perfect for capturing group photos, also debuts on the F1 Plus. With a few turns of the wrist, users can take extra-wide 120-degree front-facing photos, as the F1 Plus seamlessly combines three photos and ensures that the whole party makes it into the shot.
Rounding out the F1 Plus’ outstanding photography experience is the fast, steady and crystal-clear 13-MP rear shooter. The OPPO F1 Plus’ MediaTek Helio P10 2.0GHz, octa-core, 64-bit processor also comes equipped with the world’s first TrueBright image signal processor (ISP) engine, for enhanced color resolution and detail.
Smooth, Fast and Flexible: All-New ColorOS 3.0 and 4G Dual-SIM
The OPPO F1 Plus cruises through multitasking with the MediaTek Helio P10 and 4 GB RAM, backing it up with a generous 64 GB of storage space, which can be expanded by an additional 128 GB.
Adding to the smooth and flexible user experience is the smart SIM slot design, which offers a Nano-SIM slot, as well as an adaptable second slot that can accept either a second Nano-SIM or a microSD card for expanded memory. Both card slots support 4G and VoLTE HD voice calls.
Newly designed ColorOS 3.0
The F1 Plus is the first OPPO phone to come equipped with the all-new ColorOS 3.0. With a flat, simple design language, ColorOS 3.0 has a tidy and refreshing new look, and significantly reduces the phone’s built-in image library for increased efficiency and speed. Overall system speed has been boosted by 25% compared to ColorOS 2.1, with home screen loading speed increased by 35%, and installation speed for a host of the most popular apps increased by 41%.
Fast, Convenient, Secure: VOOC Flash Charge and Smart Fingerprint Recognition
“Charge for five minutes, talk for two hours” became an iconic slogan for OPPO in 2015 in China, driving home the practicality of the exclusive VOOC Flash Charge technology, and helping convince more than 18 million users so far to say goodbye to dead batteries. The F1 Plus, which reaches a 75% charge after just half an hour of flash charging, is set to bring the convenience and safety of VOOC to even more users around the world.
OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge adapter
What sets VOOC above other fast-charging technologies is its low-voltage approach to the problem. By adhering to the standard smartphone charging voltage of 5V, VOOC keeps the phone’s temperature low during charging, protecting the longevity of the battery and phone internals, and even allowing the user to simultaneously use their phone while they fast-charge, a function that no competitor can offer.
The OPPO F1 Plus uses a 2,850 mAh lithium polymer battery, allowing for 14 hours and 5 minutes of constant heavy use, and ensuring that the F1 Plus keeps users cruising from morning to night.
Front-facing fingerprint recognition
The F1 Plus is OPPO’s first phone to use front-facing fingerprint recognition. It’s able to recognize a fingerprint to unlock the phone in only 0.2 seconds. The fingerprint recognition system can also learn over time, gradually refining its image of the user’s fingerprint and making for an increasingly efficient and smooth unlock process.
As the newest addition in one of OPPO Camera Phone’s core 2016 product series, the F1 Plus is poised to bring a seamless user experience, as well as clear, bright and colorful photos to consumers around the world.
Specific pricing for the F1 Plus will vary by region. Customers in the EU will be able to order the device online for €389 EUR, or £299 GBP.
Last month in Bejing, OPPO launched the R9, an equivalent of the F1 Plus that will be sold in Mainland China, as well as Taiwan, Singapore and Australia.