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News: OPPO announces new mid-range, photo-focused F Series smartphones

Oppo F Series

Oppo recently confirmed that the “F1” will be the first in the new “F Series”, although there haven’t been many details revealed until recently. The new devices are however said to focus on the camera and come equipped with a 13-megapixel camera rear camera, which is pretty much the norm for mid-range phones these days.

However, the F1’s camera also features phase detection autofocus, hopefully resulting in superior quality images. As for the front camera, it’s reportedly an 8 megapixel model with an f/20 lens. Oppo’s PureImage 2.0+ is likely to power the camera, coming with a selection of modes and filters such as “Expert Mode”, “Double Exposure”, “Auto Panorama” and many more.

We still don’t have any details regarding which CPU the F1 will use (probably some kind of Qualcomm Snapdragon) but it’s also believed the new phones will come with a generous 3 GB of RAM, as well as possibly a 5-inch display.

Oppo F Series Smartphone

Here’s the official press release:-

Cementing its status as a premier brand for outstanding smartphone photography, OPPO announced plans to introduce a new product series that will make photography its central focus. The F series is rooted in a growing global demand for premium-quality mobile photography experiences, and in research that has indicated a strong consumer recognition that “OPPO shoots great photos”. The F series will be a core product series for OPPO in 2016.

According to Mr. Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business, the F series will inherit the excellent camera performance and exquisite design tradition that have earned accolades for OPPO’s flagship series. The series will bring devices with impressive specs, eye-catching style and amazing prices that will have consumers doing double takes on the excellent specs and build quality.

“We are very excited to introduce the F series, which will allow an even wider range of users from all around the world to experience OPPO’s outstanding photography technology,” said Li.

Meanwhile, OPPO will keep innovating its unique flagship devices to satisfy the continued demand for devices on the vanguard of technology.

The first product of the new F series is called the F1. It is set to launch in a wide range of OPPO’s global markets this January.

By Roland Banks

Roland Banks has been passionate about mobile technology for the past 20 years. He started his career at British Telecom's research division working on collaborative virtual reality environments, before becoming a video streaming specialist at 3 UK where he helped launch some of the world's first mobile video services. More recently he enjoys writing about his obsession, and developing software that helps mobile operators analyse their subscriber data.

Roland has lived in Asia for the past 5 years, and tries to indulge his other passion for riding motorcycles whenever possible.

One reply on “News: OPPO announces new mid-range, photo-focused F Series smartphones”

I wager my current phone, a Nokia Lumia 1020 and my previous phone, a Nokia 808 Pureview, will still take superior pictures to this! If all I wanted in a phone based camera was gimmicky software and lots of “modes” I would just buy an iPhone. Nope. This device is not the device I am looking for.

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