Oppo's latest iPhone clone packs a hi-spec selfie camera

Oppo's latest iPhone clone packs a hi-spec selfie camera
When assessing the credentials of a smartphone's camera, we tend primarily to focus on the rear-facing shooter. After all, it's essential that every detail of our dinner be shared with the world via social media. But aside from snapping images of what's on our plate, many of us like to capture our own faces. Thus, a good front-facing camera is also high on the agenda for many. If you'd like a selfie shooter capable of picking up all of those little blemishes, Oppo has just launched a new handset designed specifically with yourself in mind. 

Not so long ago, it was all about the main camera, with the secondary camera generally applied by OEMs as an afterthought. But the seemingly insatiable craze for selfies has forced vendors to up the ante, and Oppo claims the front-facing 'Hi-light' camera of its new F1 Plus is "four times more sensitive [and] has twice the dynamic range" of its rivals. The company also says the F1 Plus' selfie camera, which boasts f/2.0 aperture, "captures shots with four times less noise" than those of competitors. 

Powered by MediaTek's octa-core Helio P10 with 4 GB of RAM, the F1 Plus also offers a sizable 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 64GB of expandable storage, and VOOC Flash Charge, which should minimize the wall-hugging. The rear camera, meanwhile, is a 13-megapixel effort.

F1 Plus press image details Touch ID Touch Access..

You may have noticed from the pic above that the new F1 Plus also looks conspicuously like the Apple iPhone. The Chinese firm has gotten something of a reputation for this kind of behavior, having recently dropped the extremely Apple-esque R9 and R9 Plus. Looking at this new handset, Oppo appears more than happy to continue with its practises. 

The F1 Plus will begin life in India before branching out to other parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. It will also retail online in Europe from next month at a cost of €389 or £299. This equates to around $425 in USD, though don't expect this iPhone-looking device to reach the States any time soon. 

source: OPPO via Android Central

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39 Comments

1. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

They even call their pink colour as "rose gold". hahaha i mean you can use the same colour as the iphone but at least give it a different name.

3. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

and actually, it has been confirmed by oppo indonesia that the f1 and R9 are the same phone.

28. MSi_GS70 unregistered

r9 will be for eu retail .. f1 for china

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oppo making better screen to body ratio iPhones than Apple lol.

21. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

even that would be same size it will have better screen, starts from 64gb, etc etc and my guess price would be like at least 20-30% less than original iphone, but there is no apple logo un back

25. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/OPPO-R9,Apple-iPhone-6s-Plus/phones/10009,9502 Same screen size but the R9 is shorter because the ratio is better. All I was saying is that Oppo makes iPhone clones and gets better screen to body ratio than Apple.

29. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

even the bezels looks better than iPhone, LOL, even though I am a Apple lover, but I have to admit, this actually looks better than the freaking iPhone

36. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I agree.

30. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

The only thing is, they copy.. Just why do they have to copy!?

4. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

What happened to Oppo?! They used to be my favorite manufacturer with amazing phones like the Find 5/Find 7 but know they only produce iPhone clones with mediocre specs for a way too high price. Shame on you Oppo!

9. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

maybe the key players were the ones at OnePlus now.

26. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Is the find series dead now?

31. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I guess that's what the Chinese market wants - an iPhone or an iPhone clone :(

5. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Apple clone? Yeah right. Because 2d glass, aluminum sides and rose gold pink are owned by apple so every companies using them are doomed to be called clones? I'm really glad john v left you and went to android authority (techiexp is also making guest appearance in the comments section.) Clones are meant to copy apple but bring useless quality, give some respect to oppo because they are doing great job on their products and r7 lite's looks and grip is much better than that slippery fruit.

7. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it's a clone, don't encourage copycats to continue doing it.

19. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Clone? Clone means exactly same. I think this one is lot different than iPhone.

34. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Copycats are already doing it before. Htc and meizu's designs were copied but people say that apple is just improving what others made before. Everybody's copying but I want to know the battery life of this f1 plus. Amoled + helio + 2850mah battery must be awesome.

37. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

insipired or has one or two similarities is one thing. but looking similar for almost all aspect of the phone including the UI is another thing.

11. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

The thing is though, the phone actually looks very similar to an iPhone. The front of the phone looks like an iPhone, the back looks very similar to an iPhone 6 and the user interface even looks like iOS. You would easily be able to convince an average consumer that this was the next iPhone.

17. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

With all that said, it is still an iPhone clone. It's like a Note 5 and iPhone 6 Plus had a baby.

23. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

And the baby's name will be "No iPhone 56 Plus".

6. tyrionTheWise unregistered

And the clone looks better.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

It looks more like a samsung clone at the front

32. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Oh, please. 95% iPhone clone. Only the home button looks like Samsung

38. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

and Samsung's home button is heavily "inspired" from iPhone's. so..

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

PhoneArena, does this Oppo runs on iOS...? No. Does this Oppo has an Apple A Series SoC...? No. Then how this phone could possibly be a clone? Harley Davidson riders brag in the same way when they see a Japanese Cruiser which basically has not much in common with a Harley save for a V-Twin Engine. And speaking of which, Japanese V-Twin Engines normally have a different V Angle than Harley's 'signature' 45 Degree... You Americans are so... American... In any case; G'Day!

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iPhone clone that looks like samsung galaxy S line or xiaomi's Mi5.. they even use antena line that used by HTC's phone... this one look alot better than iPhone, lol... it will be apple that need to clone this phone design for their next flagship.. but because this site revolve around apple, any phone is iPhone clone, lol

14. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Are you always this stupid or do you put effort to be this good? Harleys are usually more expensive and considerably noisier than it's Oriental rivals.

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@uzimafioso And when did I say that Harleys are cheaper and quieter, Genius??? They're expensive, yes. Actually VERY expensive than a comparable Japanese Rival... And guess what, a Harley can't hold a candle against a Jap Bike when it comes to reliability & performance... Ride a Triumph Rocket III or Yamaha Roadliner S with a Harley Davidson FatBoy back to back and you'll know what I mean...

22. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

People don't opt for Harleys cause of performance or ride safety. The sound and the pure drama of a Harley is more important. Next, no Jap bike retains its value in front of a Harley. And the most important reason for any Harley is definitely customization variety. I ride a Yamaha and Triumph doesn't hold a candle to a Ducati.

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