Oppo launches F1s with 16MP front camera to take on mid-range smartphones with its camera
Oppo launches F1s with 16MP front camera to take on mid-range smartphones with its cameraIBTimes India/Sami Khan

"Camera phones are always our focus and we plan to bring out the best camera experiences to our consumers," Sky Li, Oppo Global VP, had said during the launch of Oppo F1 Plus in April, and the company is living up to its reputation. On Wednesday, the Chinese smartphone giant launched its latest selfie expert F1s smartphone in India for Rs. 17,990, which compels consumers with its enigmatic design and superior camera experience.

Photography enthusiasts can rely on Oppo's latest F1s smartphone, which not only offers great camera, but also has a fine design, smooth performance and lasting battery, a combination that enhances the overall user experience. Although Oppo's latest smartphone is a reminiscent of its predecessors, F1 and F1 Plus, the F1s has its unique elements.

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"Being a priority market for OPPO, we understand Indian consumer's demand for excellent camera quality and the ongoing selfie craze", Sky Li, OPPO Global VP, MD of International Mobile Business and President of OPPO India, said in a statement. "OPPO has a rich experience in camera technology and has been the industry leader with several accolades and awards to its credit. And today we are carrying this legacy forward and stepping up the selfie revolution, by launching the upgraded Selfie Expert – F1s to share advanced photography technology with an even wider range of users in India and also offer them an outstanding photographic experience."

Oppo F1s has a metal uni-body with a 2.5D curved glass for a premium look. It features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display, which is protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 4, and also supports gloved and wet touch inputs. The handset's biggest USP, its camera, is a highly-capable 16-megapixel front-facing snapper with ISOCELL technology, an f/2.0 aperture, 78.1 degree wide-angle view and features such as Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama, Screen Flash and built-in filters for added effects.

The front camera is more capable than the rear one, but the latter too will not disappoint users. Oppo F1s has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 1/3-inch sensor and a large F2.2 aperture, PDAF and ultra-fast focus speeds. In order to enhance photography skills, Oppo also added Expert Mode, Ultra-HD, Double Exposure and Super GIF features.

The F1s is more than just a camera phone. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor paired with 3GB RAM and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ColorOS 3.0. Oppo boasts that its custom UI makes the user experience better with its flat, aesthetic design, 25 percent faster performance compared to ColorOS 2.1, power saving mode, privacy protection mode, integrated virus scanner, long screenshots and eye protection feature.

Oppo F1s packs a large 3,075mAh battery, dual SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot to add more storage in addition to the built in 32GB. The handset's home button is also fitted with a fingerprint scanner, which is snappy and accurate.