When it comes to smartphone photography, OPPO has certainly been one of the catalysts that has lead the charge to offer good optics in the current generation of devices. And, not just at the back, its phones offer impressive selfie capabilities too. Be it technologies like the beautify mode, which first debuted on the OPPO U701 Ulike, devices like the innovative N1 with the rotatable camera hinge or the “selfie expert” the F1s, the brand has always been at the forefront. OPPO is now repeating the heat yet again, as one of the most popular smartphones in OPPO’s arsenal, the F1s, now has an upgraded version to deliver an even better experience to the users.
The smartphone offers a 5.5-inch HD display bearing rich visuals. Under the hood, the F1s is packed with an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC mated to a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. What’s changed with the upgraded variant however, is that the F1s now comes backed by 4 gigs of RAM, that allows for improved multitasking along with an even smoother and steadier experience. An extra gig of RAM also means that the device can hold more apps in the memory, reducing the need to reload apps time and again. The additional capacity also means that selfies would be clicked in a jiffy. And, the best part? You get the same amount of RAM as most premium smartphones… without costing that much.
The internal storage also gets a bump from 32GB to 64GB, allowing you to store even more pictures, videos, which also mean more than 10,000 selfies on the device. Not to mention that the upgraded F1s also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot to expand storage further, that too, up to 128GB. While most brands have shifted to a hybrid SIM-slot configuration where the user can either opt for two SIMs or a single SIM and a microSD card, it’s good to see that you don’t need to make that sacrifice with the F1s, as it comes with both a dual-SIM slot and a dedicated microSD card slot.
The premium metal build and 0.22-second fast fingerprint scanner are here to stay, and we’re not complaining. And why would we? We’re getting an all-metal design which ensures better heat dissipation and provides a premium looking. The OPPO F1s sports rounded corners and a 2.5D glass on top of the display to make it more appealing and offer an ergonomic in-hand feel. What more could you ask for? A new colour? Okay, you got it. OPPO will be offering the upgraded F1s in a new gray hue in addition to the gold version. The gray variant comes with black bezels on the front, as compared to white on the gold version. So now you can choose between classy or bling colours.
Talking about the front-facing camera module, just like its popular predecessor, the new upgraded F1s uses a 16-megapixel camera module with a 1/3.1-inch customized sensor that is said to arrange pixels in a unique behavior design to maximize details in photographs. This arrangement results in much clearer, brighter and strikingly rich color photos. The brand also touts the beautification feature which along with a high-resolution sensor can help you in creating perfect selfies.
The Beautify mode on the OPPO F1s stands at version 4.0, and is based on the study of hundreds of user scenarios. This ensures better output with the beautification feature without being artificial. There are seven beautify levels, two skin tones modes, and upgraded photo-processing algorithms. The feature has been optimized to capture a selfie with bright, clear skin, vivid eyes, and striking features.
The upgraded OPPO F1s has been priced at Rs 18,990 and will be available on all OPPO stores across India from the end of November. The handset will also go on sale online in December this year. With additional RAM and more storage that’s packed in a stylish package priced attractively, there’s a little doubt that the OPPO F1s is an ideal smartphone for selfie lovers.
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