Oppo F1s lands in India with insane 16MP selfie camera and affordable price


Remember that Oppo smartphone with a 16MP selfie camera that has kept surfacing online through various unofficial channels? Well, it just became official. Meet the Oppo F1s, an Android-based handset that's equipped with a pretty crazy 16MP primary camera.

As was the case with the older F1, Oppo markets the F1s as "The Selfie Expert", and looking at the specs of the secondary camera on the front, it's easy to see why: the Oppo F1s integrates a 16MP selfie camera with a 1/3.1-inch sensor and an aperture of f/2.0.

On the software side, selfies can be enhanced through Oppo's Selfie Beautification 4.0 system. Furthermore, the handset comes with a Selfie Panorama mode as well as a range of filters. While potentially useful, it should be noted that these are common software features for a modern smartphone.
We're probably nitpicking, but the addition of Optical Image Stabilization and an LED flash would have gone a long way towards helping the Oppo F1s live up to its nickname.

The main camera takes photos at a resolution of 13MP, shoots video at 1080p, and has a physical sensor size of 1/3.06-inch. The specs of the primary camera are a clear indication that Oppo's main focus with the F1s was the selfie camera. 

Selfie camera aside, the Oppo F1s specs are mid-range ones. The display, for one, is a 5.5-inch panel running at a rather modest resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, which is good for a PPI density of x. The chipset of choice, the Mediatek MT6750 chipset, is another mid-range component, integrating a 1.5GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU.


In the memory department, the Oppo F1s comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of integrated storage space. If users need more room for their videos, photos, apps, and documents, an integrated microSD card slot comes to the rescue.

Other specs include a fingerprint reader embedded in the physical home button located below the 5.5-inch display, dual-SIM and microSD compatibility via a triple-slot tray, as well as Android 5.1 Lollipop overlaid with Oppo's own Color OS 3.0. 

All of these specs are powered by a 3075mAh battery. Given the relatively low power consumption of the chipset and the display, a full charge should last through a day of moderate use.

The Oppo F1s is priced at around INR 18,000 or about $270 at the current exchange rates. Unfortunately, if you're tempted by Oppo's second-gen "Selfie Expert", we have some bad news for you: the Oppo F1s is not likely to ever reach the US through official channels and importing a unit from Asia can lead to carrier compatibility problems.

What do our US readers think, would anyone be interested in getting their hands on a $270 smartphone with a 16MP selfie shooter?

source: Oppo

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6 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No Marshmallow in August 2016. That actually is pretty bad.

2. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I am not impressed by this phone.On the verge of Nougat oppo is providing lollipop and I dont like the strategy of providing a better front camera as compared to rear camera.Main focus must be rear camere always.I wants a nice front cam but not on the cost of rear cam.Atleast provide the same camera on front and back if wants to make a phone for selfie crazy persons.

3. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Oppo is still highly overpriced A 16 mp shooter isnt going to lure a sensible man considering this mediatek Soc Even a year old Asus Zenfone 2 Selfie provides the same shooter with even better primary camera and a better Soc If it had been priced around Rs10000, then maybe it would have been competitive but this is wayyyy over the limit

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

overpriced, average specs, and somehow they get rank 4 in biggest smartphone makers of the world.. just why did people like this brand? :-/

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Oppo lost their way... seriously

6. simranpateL

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

“Upgrading Techniques” Techniques for the mobile phones are highly upgrading. It is a matter a fast and quick mind that has to deal with the up gradation in the techniques. Not everyone is able to deal with that. One has to understand the basic need of upgrading in the market. The market with which the Oppo F1 phones have kept an ease is worth noting. One cannot control over the changing demands of customers instead one can keep an ease with the market in whole of its terms. The latest Oppo F1 s is one of the phone that is completely awesome. You simply can’t ignore its camera, it is just so attractive.

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