The ever-evolving camera phone brand OPPO released its most anticipated phone, the F1s, in shops nationwide. Priced at Rs29,999 only, the F1s steps up the selfie revolution, bringing OPPO’s leading photography technology to an even wider range of consumers.
F1s’ unique feature set includes a 16 MP front camera, beautify 4.0 technology, an upgraded screen flash feature, and gesture-activated and voice-activated selfies allowing consumers to share their natural charm like no other smartphone in the market.
With the success of the previous Selfie Experts, the F1 and F1 Plus, OPPO has already equipped nearly 15 million expert selfie snappers across China, Pakistan, Australia, Southeast Asia and other regions around the world. Now, by bringing advanced selfie features to a phone whose price puts it on the starting edge of the mid-range, OPPO will be able to bring superb selfies to even more users.
First brand to introduce beautify feature
The F1s is the latest selfie innovation in a long line for OPPO. Starting in 2010, OPPO realised that users were crazy about sharing beautiful pictures of themselves with their friends, but there were no cameras on the market that could really do this phenomenon justice.
So in early 2011, OPPO launched the U701, equipping it with the world’s first built-in beautify mode for a smartphone camera, to allow users to catch themselves in their best light, even on days when they had a few more pimples than they’d like.
The U701 was a huge success and encouraged OPPO to develop its beautify feature all the way up to the latest version, Beautify 4.0, with its advanced processing algorithms and seven levels of intelligent beautification. OPPO started the trend and incited other brands to research the popular feature.
OPPO leads in front camera hardware
On top of its Beautify innovations, OPPO has also led the way in bringing out breakthroughs in front camera hardware to bring users a selfie experience that redefines what can be accomplished with a smartphone camera.
It was OPPO’s vision to capture images as crisp, clear and stunning pictures that brought about 2013’s N1, a true original whose rotating 13 MP camera meant front and rear photography were equally brilliant. Winning consumer praise, it was soon followed by the N1 mini, which brought the rotating camera to a smaller rig. The N1 was followed by another stellar device, the N3, which sported a fully automated 1/2.3 CMOS 16 MP rotating camera, along with a handy remote control for adjusting it.
In 2015, the hugely popular R7, a stylish all-rounder, featured an 8 MP front shooter. And it was followed in 2016 by a stunning step forward, the F1 Plus, which was the first-ever device to sport a 16 MP front camera. With its 1/3-inch sensor and f 2.0 apertures, the F1 Plus lays claim to the title, “the best selfie shooter in the world”.
Other Industry Firsts
OPPO R7 launched in 2015 had world’s first Screen Flash feature which allowed users to brighten their low-light selfies which was later followed by iPhone 6s.
Meanwhile, OPPO saw that consumers used selfies to bring friends and family together, which led to the introduction on 2013’s Ulike 2 of the 80-degree “golden angle” field of view on the front camera, another industry first, that ensured users could get the whole group in the picture. Selfie panorama feature was also introduced for even bigger group shots.
From its breakthrough built-in beautify mode, to its high-resolution, rotating cameras, OPPO has spared no effort in becoming the world’s Selfie Expert. Now, with the arrival ofthe new F1s and its brilliant Beautify 4.0-equipped 16MP front camera, OPPO has done it again.
According to Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business,
“OPPO is always trying to understand our users even better, and with the help of experts in our imaging laboratory, as well as our close partnerships with industry-leading suppliers, we want to ensure that our camera phones are always a step ahead of the competition.”
OPPO’s Industry Firsts in the Selfie Revolution:
OPPO is a leading global technology brand dedicated to providing consumers across the Americas, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and Asia with pioneering products that never fail to inspire and excite. At OPPO we design, manufacture, and promote our own products, combining innovative technology with unique design, to ensure our customers always receive the best.
Founded in 2004, OPPO quickly proved itself in the market with its intense obsession to details. Each OPPO product encompasses a carefully selected array of attributes to specifically cater for users, combining impressive features with elegant designs. After entering the mobile phone market in 2008, OPPO quickly expanded into overseas markets a year later. OPPO mobile phones are currently available in over 20 markets and offered for online purchase in over 50 additional countries, with the brand already registered in 116 countries as of April 2015.
But OPPO doesn’t stop there. Using our passion for design and commitment to new technologies, OPPO has made a big impact in the audio-visual market by offering world-renowned, premium Blu-ray players in the United States and across Europe. For more information, please visit here.