Dual selfie camera OPPO F3 Plus gets official launch date, $475 price tag in India
It’s not a bad idea to build up an “expert” smartphone ahead of its actual formal announcement and commercial launch these days, and you can even spell out a few key specs and selling points early if you feel super-confident about the remaining mysteries.
But you have to know when to stop and where to draw the line, or else you risk squandering all the excitement. Case in point, the dual front camera-toting OPPO F3 Plus technically goes official today, with everything prematurely out in the open however on the manufacturer’s own website. And we mean eve-ry-thing.
Looking to “kickstart the group selfie trend”, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor serves up a first-of-its-kind 120-degree wide-angle cam to back up the main 16MP “solo shot” snapper. Then you get an “outstanding” single 16MP rear shooter with a “brand-new 1/2.8-inch” Sony IMX398 sensor, a “flawless” octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor/4GB RAM combo, 4,000 mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge support, 6-inch 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen, and all the other stuff OPPO confirmed in India yesterday. Unfortunately, including ColorOS 3.0 proprietary software, based on Android 6.0.
Speaking of India though, we now have a recommended regional price point. It’s 30,990 rupees, or around $475, and sales start on April 1 (no joke), with pre-orders underway today. The OPPO F3 Plus is also headed “first” for Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar, followed by Middle East and North Africa rollouts later on.
Meanwhile, the “regular” OPPO F3 is “expected to be available in May 2017” in unknown markets with the same dual selfie front camera in tow and a 5.5-inch display.