Just a couple of weeks after announcing the latest R-series phones, Oppo has followed up with the new F1 Plus for African, Southeast Asian and European markets. Like most competitive Android smartphones these days, it has a flat iPhone-like all-metal rear case with rounded edges, and is practically identical to the R9 and R9 Plus revealed last month.

Like its design, the spec-list reads like the average, competitive, mid-tier phablet. The 5.5-inch AMOLED panel up front is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and boasts a resolution of 1920 x 1080, giving it a pixel density of 401ppi. Inside, you’ll find a generous 4GB of RAM and an octa-core Helio P10 processor made by Mediatek, clocked to 2.0GHz. This sits alongside 64GB of storage, and a fast-charging 2,850mAh battery.

Again, very much like most phones on the market these days, you’ll find a dual SIM card tray, where the second slot doubles as a MicroSD card bay. Storage is expandable to 128GB.

If there’s one feature that stands out, it’s the front-facing camera. Oppo calls this phone the ‘selfie expert’, and it’s easy to see why. The front-facing snapper boasts a 16MP sensor and a f/2.0 aperture. Because of this fast aperture, Oppo claims it pulls in four times more light than other smartphones, and it uses ISOCELL technology to ensure there’s no interference between pixels.


  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display
  • MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core 2.0GHz processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable to 128GB – uses SIM 2 slot)
  • 13MP rear camera, f/2.3 with PDAF and LED flash
  • 16MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 2,850mAh battery
  • VOOC Flash Charge (0-75% charge in 30 minutes)
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 UI
  • Measures 151.8 x 74.3 x 6.6mm
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4

The Oppo F1 is available now in India, in gold or rose gold and costs 26,990 rupees ($407 USD). Other countries in Africa and Southeast Asia will get the phone shortly, while European consumers will be able to purchase the F1 Plus from next month.

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