As always, the storm of CES product announcements seems to have calmed ahead of the show’s very formal beginning later today, so it feels like as good a time as any to tackle a device expected out in a few weeks.
Namely, the pioneer of Oppo’s newly introduced F family of mid-range photography-centric smartphones, the F1, which the Chinese manufacturer’s Indian division just confirmed for a regional debut on January 28.
Exactly how might the Oppo F1’s middling price and specification character go together with its camera expertise? Well, if GSM Arena’s inside sources are legit, the megapixel counts won’t break any records. Quite on the contrary, as they’re tipped to barely match the 13 and 8MP sensors on the R7.
But the two seemingly humdrum snappers should hide a number of neat tricks up their sleeves, including PureImage 2.0+ software enhancements for the rear-facing one, and ultra-wide f/2.0 aperture to sharpen your selfies.
Ultimately, the F1 could turn out to be more of a remarkable selfie phone than general camera virtuoso, as Oppo India invites its fans to witness the start of the “selfie revolution” three weeks from tomorrow. Other non-photography-related upper mid-end features may include 3GB RAM, like the R7 but not the 64GB ROM version of the R7 Plus, as well as a mysterious Qualcomm processor.