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Oppo launches selfie-focused F1 Plus smartphone

The new handset's front camera allows snapping 16 MP selfies and enhancing them with dedicated Beautify 4.0 software.

Oppo just showcased its new F1 Plus smartphone. The handset, bearing a strong resemblance to the iPhone 6S, comes with metallic unibody design with rounded edges, dubbed "Comfort Grip" and weighs only 145 grams.

The Oppo F1 Plus features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, with a protective layer of Gorilla Glass 4 on top. The device is powered by MediaTek's octa-core Helio P10 chip, coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The 64 GB of internal storage space (partly taken by the Android 5.1 Lollipop with Color OS 3.0 user interface) can be expanded by up to 128 GB via a built-in microSD card reader. 

Oppo's new smartphone features an impressive, 16 MP front-facing "Hi-Light" camera with a wide-angle lens and Beautify 4.0 software that allows smoothing the user's skin for "better" looking selfies. According to Oppo, the camera is "four times more sensitive than standard cameras, has twice the dynamic range and captures shots with four times less noise, compared to cameras without the technology.” The rear camera uses a 13 MP sensor.

The 2,850 mAh battery supports VOOC quick charging technology which allows it to be charged to 75% of its maximum capacity in just 30 minutes. Connectivity options include LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The camera also features a fingerprint scanner and dual-SIM support.

Oppo F1 Plus is available in India starting today (April 5th). Customers in other markets in Southeast Asia and Africa will be able to purchase the phone within the next several weeks. In Europe, the smartphone will be available from May at €389 (£299) in the UK.



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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-04- 5 (Update: 2016-04- 5)