2:00 pm: Oppo concludes the event.
Key specifications of Oppo F1s
Display: 5.5-inch HD screen
Front sensor: 16-megapixel with screen flash
Main Sensor: 13-megapixel with LED flash
Processor: MT6750 Octa-core
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 32 GB
Battery: 3075 mAh (Typical) Li-Po Battery (irremovable)
Operating System: ColorOS 3.0, Android 5.1
Storage: 32 GB (Support microSD card up to128GB)
SIM Card Type: Dual nano-SIM, individual microSD card
Add-ons: Lightning-fast fingerprint recognition + fingerprint-activated calling and app launch
1:55 pm: Oppo MD and President of Oppo India, Sky Li, takes the stage and shows of the F1s. The handset comes in gold and grey colours and the price is Rs. 17,990. Pre-orders begin August 4 till 10. The first sale will begin across stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Vijaywada, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad and Ahmedabad, starting August 11.
Oppo F1s will also be available online exclusively thorugh Amazon starting August 11.
1: 44 pm: Oppo F1s comes with 3GB RAM, octa-core processor, 32GB onboard storage and a dedicated microSD card slot, which supports up to 128GB. The F1s comes with ColorOS 3.0 with sleep power saving and data savings.
1:41 pm: Aakash takes over the stage again to talk about the product. Oppo F1s comes with ultra-fast fingerprint scanner, a 13MP primary camera with large sensor and a large 3075mAh battery. Oppo F1s comes with fingerprint-activated app launch, which can be used for various functions such as calling specific contacts or launching apps.
1:40 pm: Oppo and Ratnani have partnered for a contest where anyone can win a chance to get a personal portfolio shot by Ratnani. Selfies must be uploaded to social media and dates of the contest will be revealed at a later point.
1:38 pm: Ratnani talks about his experience shooting with the F1s and praises the selfie camera's capability shooting in low-light conditions.
1:35 pm: Dabboo Ratnani takes over the stage to talk about selfies.
1:34 pm: Oppo F1s is said to be the first selfie smartphone with 16MP front camera in its price range. The F1s comes with Beautify 4.0 to make selfies better. The camera comes with various filters and seven beautification modes. The F1s comes with Auto mode screen flash.
1:31 pm: Aakash confirms that the F1s features a 5.5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass, which gives it a premium look. The metallic design gives the extra boost. The F1s is officially launched.
1:30 pm: Yang invites Oppo India's product manager Mr. Aakash on stage to talk about the new selfie smartphone - the F1s.
1:20 pm: Yang invites Yuvraj Singh on stage and donated Rs. 40 lakhs towards YouWeCan.
1:14 pm: Oppo India Brand Director Will Yang takes the stage. Yang talks about the acheivements in India and around the world.
1:10 pm: Oppo F1s launch event begins.
12:30 pm: The event is yet to begin. Media guests are still arriving at the venue. The launch is delayed by about 30 minutes.
11:30 am: Oppo is setting up the venue with F1s banners and enlists all selfie-centric smartphones it has launched over the years. Media registration desk is also set up.
Oppo is all geared up to launch its latest selfie-centric smartphone, the F1s, in India on Aug. 3 at a lavish event in Mumbai's J.W. Marriott Sahar hotel. Oppo's launch event will be attended by hundreds of media members and a secret celebrity is expected as well. Considering the event's location, it is possible one of the Oppo's brand ambassadors from the Bollywood fraternity -- Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor -- could show up to promote the device.
Oppo F1s launch is expected to begin at 12:30 p.m. IST and by the looks of it there may not be any delays. On the sidelines of the F1s launch, Oppo is hinting at the handset's selfie capabilities. There have been leaks in the past that the F1s will sport a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with advance features for better selfies. It remains to be seen how far the rumours are true.
If Oppo's previous selfie smartphones, F1 and F1 Plus, are any indication, the F1s smartphone will be just as good. Other than the camera, the handset is likely to offer premium design and top-of-the-line specs to rope in more buyers for the new phone. International Business Times India will be covering the event from the venue to bring live updates of launch as and when it happens. Stay tuned.
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