OPPO is all set to launch another mid-range smartphone in the form of the F11 next week. Now, the F11 Pro is already in the market, but the new OPPO F11 is a more affordable model that retains nearly all the core specifications of its bigger sibling. It has the same internals as the Pro model, and even its design is almost identical. With its price set under Rs 20,000, the phone really is an excellent proposition for those looking for an affordable smartphone. Let us tell you why.
The gradient look of this handset is a sight to behold. The rear surface gives out a premium vibe no matter how you hold the device. The colours transition into one another very seamlessly, and the smooth glossy finish completes its look. With the new F11, OPPO is introducing a fresh colour variant in the form of Fluorite Purple, which features a vertical gradient that transitions from deep blue to purple. The front of the device is highlighted by its 6.5-inch full HD+ display. Thanks to the presence of a tiny waterdrop notch that conceals the front camera, the phone features a nearly bezel-less design, resulting in an impressive 90.70 percent screen-to-body ratio. The F11 features a fingerprint sensor conveniently placed at the back, and offers the option of face unlock as well.
There’s a highly impressive 48MP snapper sitting on the back of the OPPO F11, along with a 5MP depth sensor. The main camera benefits from a wide f/1.79 aperture, which allows its Nightscape mode to deliver excellent low-light images. There are also quite a few AI-based features to take advantage of. Thanks to the 5MP secondary camera, this phone is able to deliver a great portrait mode as well. The F11’s front camera is a 16MP unit with f/2.0 aperture. This is great for selfie enthusiasts, who also get a ton of other benefits like beautification features, AR stickers and lots of AI-based features.
A gaming beast
If you’re a gamer, this phone has you covered. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset that’s built on the 12nm process. This is a very powerful SoC that can balance battery life and high performance. It is a 2.1GHz octa-core processor that delivers great speeds during your long gaming sessions. And moreover, the phone’s incorporation of 4GB of RAM ensures that there’s enough memory to fall back on when the operations get intense. The built-in 128GB of storage ensures you have plenty of space to download games as well as store photos and videos.
Thanks to the F11’s adoption of a 4,020mAh cell, it is able to dole out incredibly long battery life. If you use the phone modestly, you’ll be able to keep it going for two days straight on a single charge. And if you’re a heavy user who plays a lot of games, you will still be able to extract a full day’s usage from its battery. Additionally, there’s the handset’s VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. The 20W fast charger that ships with it can provide 2 hours of talk-time in just 5 minutes.
ColorOS 6 is the software at the heart of the OPPO F11. This Android 9.0 Pie-based operating system lets go of its home-screen approach, and offers an app drawer for the first time. There’s a Smart Driving mode on offer, apart from a Riding mode to prevent disturbances when you’re driving or riding a bike. This software also comes with a Super High Power Efficiency mode, which significantly lowers battery consumption during situations when you’re low on juice. ColorOS 6 features a Game Space hub where all your installed games can be found. As you would expect, it’s got all the features that a standard gaming mode should have.
All these things make the OPPO F11 an irresistible smartphone in the sub-Rs 17,990 price bracket. The F11 comes with exciting offers wherein you can avail benefits from Reliance Jio for up to Rs 7,050, and Paytm users can get a cashback of up to Rs 3,400. Pre-orders for this handset commence from today, while its first sale will take place on May 15th.