Oppo launched the Oppo F1s today in Mumbai, focussing at the selfie addict audience. The phone is from the same family of devices as the Oppo F1 and the F1 Plus, though there are a small minor set of aesthetic changes primarily at the back of the phone. The phone was launched in the presence of the brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor, famous photographer Daboo Ratnani and the celebrated cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
As far as the specifications go, the phone is very moderately spec’d. You have a 5.5 inch IPS panel with 720P resolution. Under the hood is the Octa-Core 6750 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage, though you do have a triple SIM slot which accommodates two SIM cards and one micro SD card. There is 3GB of RAM as well as a fingerprint scanner built into the home button. Unlike the OnePlus 2, the home button cis clickable and you can configure it your five fingers and instruct the phone to launch five different apps, when each of those fingers are tapped on the scanner.
The USP of the phone is its camera. Oppo claims that the device is the first device in the price range to bring a 16MP front facing camera, with an aperture of f/2.0. The rear camera is a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It is clear to see that the focus here is on selfies as the phone comes with Beautify 4.0, allowing you to enhance the selfies. There are a few more features including the Selfie Panorama, Screen Flash and Palm and Voice Shutter to cater to the selfie lovers. There is no USB Type C here as the phone still relies upon Micro USB port charging and syncing purpose. The battery on board is 3075 mAh.
On the software front, you have the dated Android 5.1 here, and no Marshmallow. The phone comes with Color OS 3.0 and there is no app drawer here. While the overall experience of the OS was snappy, there is no way we could have judged the phone in the ten minutes or so we spent with it in the demo zone.
The phone definitely feels good in the hand and the 2.5D glass (seen on the iPhone 6s) on the display makes sure that swiping and sliding gestures on the phone were fun. The fingerprint scanner is rather fast promising to unlock the phone in .22 seconds. The buttons and the overall feedback on the phone was good, though we obviously will need to spend more time with the device to be able to pass a more informed judgment. The phone will go on sale on Amazon India on 11th August and in retail stores starting from 13th for a price of Rs 17,990. The phone will be available in Gold and Grey colours.