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The 5 Features We Want In Our Next Smartphone

The 5 Features We REALLY Want In Our Next Smartphone

Every year, we are told that the smartphone market is saturated, and that it’s harder for the next smartphone model to offer consumers any real reason to upgrade. After all, how much more innovation can you pack into a device the size of a notepad?

Yet, the prognosticators of doom are proven wrong every single year. Not only are established brands like Apple and Samsung still churning out new smartphone models year after year, new smartphones brands like Neffos and Infinix are being established all the time.

That does not mean that consumers are just lapping up whatever they produce though. Many smartphones do poorly, selling only at great discounts.

 

What We Want In Our Next Smartphone

Now, we don’t know the secret formula to a successful smartphone, but we can tell you the 5 features we want in our next smartphone. Let’s see if they are also what you want in your next smartphone.

 

Water Resistance

This may seem like a frivolous feature, but water resistance is a must-have for us. If you ever lost a smartphone to water damage, that is a lesson you will never, ever forget.

Our first water-resistant smartphone was the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, and we never looked back after that. Even our secondary smartphone, the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7, is IP68-rated.

Water-resistant smartphones also allow for greater creativity and flexibility. You can’t use them underwater, but you can use them near water without fear. Check out this video I took with the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 during a recent trip to Krabi.

 

A Better Front Camera

Top-of-the-line smartphones like the HTC 10, the iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge boast truly excellent main cameras, but their front cameras have long been neglected. They are only adequate for Instagram and Facebook selfies. They really need a much better front camera that can take higher resolution photos and better videos.

A better front camera is also important if you are using a gimbal like the DJI Osmo Mobile. Such gimbals use the smartphone’s front camera to record selfie videos. So it is important to use a smartphone with a good front camera.

OPPO identified and targeted that unfulfilled need in the market with their Selfie Expert smartphones. Their OPPO F1s smartphone, for example, has 16 MP front and rear cameras. Perhaps their success was the reason why the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 also has 16 MP front and rear cameras!

We don’t think you need a 16 MP front camera for videos. Even the 5 MP sensor on the Galaxy S7 edge is already capable of recording 4K videos. But a higher resolution sensor paired with a bright, fast lens would allow for better selfies and selfie videos.

 

Better Audio Recording & Playback

One thing we really liked about the HTC 10 was its Hi-Res Audio recording and playback capability. Audio fidelity is an oft-overlooked feature, which is a shame because it makes a HUGE difference to the videos you record.

Once you have tried recording videos in Hi-Res Audio, you will wonder how you ever made do with the flat audio  recording of other smartphones. The Hi-Res Audio recording and playback capability is definitely something we are looking for in our next smartphone.

 

No Limit Video Recording

Many smartphones are so good at recording videos that they have virtually decimated the consumer camcorder market. The only thing holding them back are the 30-minute recording limit and the 4 GB file size limit.

The 30-minute limit is used to avoid duties imposed on video cameras, while the 4 GB file size limit is due to the use of, or support for, the FAT32 file system.

The 4 GB limit is particularly problematic for smartphones that can record in 4K (like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the HTC 10), because it limits them to just 10-11 minutes of footage.

We record a lot of long videos, and sometimes in 4K. So it is important that our next smartphone removes those limits by supporting the exFAT file system.

 

Longer Battery Life

This seems like a very obvious feature to demand, but it needs some clarification.

Smartphone manufacturers are well-aware that we want smartphones with long battery lives. That’s why some smartphones boast very large capacity batteries.

But a larger battery is not just the only way to achieve a longer battery life. What’s ultimately important to us is battery life, not battery capacity.

If they can deliver a longer battery life using more power-efficient components, even better! What matters to us is battery life, not battery capacity.

 

What Smartphone Are We Looking Forward To?

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As big fans of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, we are very psyched up about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 launch on 29 March 2017. Rumours and leaks are rife on the Internet, but as we all know – nothing is true, until the big reveal!

We have no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be IP68-rated like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the 2017 Samsung Galaxy A Series.

But will it have a better front camera? Support for Hi-Res Audio? How about the removal of video recording limits? Can Samsung improve its battery life?

We await with bated breath… 😀

 

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OPPO F1s Promotion From 21st Dec 2016 – 3rd Jan 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 21st December 2016 — Only for all OPPO fans in this Christmas, OPPO has a special F1s promotion in Malaysia nationwide for both online and offline. For all orders made through OPPO’s official website and from OPPO Concept Store nationwide, from 21st December 2016 until 3rd January 2017, you will get a free selfie stick and an exclusive phone case for free when you purchase the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s during the promotional period!

Needless to say, now is the perfect timing to start thinking about Christmas – it’s time treat yourself to the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s. Yes, that’s right. It’s the”Selfie Expert” F1s – it is definitely a perfect Christmas gift for every selfie lovers out there! With the “Selfie Panaroma” feature and selfie stick, taking a perfect group-selfie photo is no longer a problem.

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OPPO F1s Promotion Price & Availability

Priced at RM1198, and available in Rose Gold and Gold colour.

Consumers may purchase the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s during the promotional period, 21st December 2016 – 3rd January 2017, on OPPO’s official website and from OPPO Concept Store nationwide to get free selfie stick and exclusive phone case.

 

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Selfie Expert OPPO F1s Black Now Available

Kuala Lumpur, 8th December 2016 — The “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s has always been a highly popular product among Malaysians since its release. Therefore, OPPO Malaysia plans to carry on the success by spicing up the color options for the OPPO F1s.

 

The OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition

On top of the colour options of Rose Gold and Gold OPPO F1s, the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s is now available in Black Color. Consumers can now pre-order your OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition at the price of RM1,198 / ~US$299 starting from 8th December until 16th December 2016 either at the 20 selected OPPO Concept Stores in Malaysia or online preorder from OPPO here.

As for the OPPO Concept Stores, consumers may pre-order the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition for RM100 / ~US$ 25 in the 20 selected OPPO concept stores and pay the remaining amount when it is launched on 17th December 2016, whereas for consumers who pre-order from OPPO’s Official Website will need to pay the full amount (RM1,198) for the OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition.

On top of that, consumers will get a free OPPO Selfie Stick and also an exclusive phone case only if they pre-order the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s Black Limited Edition within the period from 8th December till 16th December 2016.

If you want to learn more about the Selfie Expert OPPO F1s, read our comprehensive review!

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The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert Smartphone Review

OPPO is a fast-rising Chinese smartphone brand. In fact, it became the no. 1 smartphone brand in China when it surpassed Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi in June 2016 with a 22.9% market share. How did they accomplished that in the cutthroat smartphone business?

Their latest smartphone from their Selfie Expert series – the OPPO F1s (Amazon), may reveal the secret to their success. Let’s take a look…

 

Selfie Expert Series

Unlike most smartphones, the OPPO Selfie Expert series emphasize the performance of the front camera – the selfie camera.

Smartphones from the OPPO Selfie Expert series feature a higher resolution camera in the front, with a fast lens and flash support. They also feature the OPPO Beautify software, which automatically corrects for blemishes and uneven skin tones.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 16 MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, screen flash and OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.

 

OPPO F1s Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Hz
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
USB : microUSB 2.0
SIM SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / Rose Gold
Recommended Retail Price (at launch)RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299

 

Unboxing The OPPO F1s Smartphone

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes in a white cardboard box with a printed sleeve. Let’s take a look inside and see what’s included in the package.

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  • OPPO F1s smartphone (with pre-applied screen protector)
  • OPPO F1s Quick Start Guide and Warranty Guide
  • Clear TPU case for the OPPO F1s
  • Pair of white earphones
  • Micro USB 2.0 cable
  • OPPO 10 W quick charger
  • SIM ejector tool

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) smartphone comes with a very practical package. The clear TPU case may not be fancy, but it allows you to quickly protect the OPPO F1s out-of-the-box until you find a nicer case.

The same goes for the basic earphones. They will do the job until you get a nicer set.

Next Page >  The OPPO F1s, Cameras, Fingerprint Sensor, SIM & microSD Card Tray

 

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The OPPO F1s Smartphone

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a 5.5″ smartphone but with a width of just 76 mm, fits well in our Asian-sized hands. It is slim, but not delicately so. With a weight of 160 g, it has a heft to it that imparts a solid feel.

The Volume buttons are located on the left, with the Power button and the SIM / microSD card tray on the right. The earphone port is located at the bottom, with the micro USB port.

 

Cameras

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts the highest resolution sensor for any front camera in the market – 16 MP. Even top-of-the-line smartphones only come with a 5 MP front camera (e.g. HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge). The front 16 MP camera has a fast f/2.0 lens and is supported by screen flash and the OPPO Beautify 4.0 software.

The rear camera is no slouch though, with a 13 MP sensor and f/2.2 lens. It is supported by an LED flash. OPPO also used a larger 1/3.06″ sensor with larger pictures to increase light sensitivity and reduce noise.

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Fingerprint Sensor

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) boasts a fast fingerprint sensor built into the Home button. The sensor is a mere 0.1 mm thick, and it can detect your fingerprint in just 0.22 seconds.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) uses a self-learning algorithm that helps it improve its accuracy over time. You can even set it to activate up to 5 frequently-used apps or features (like the camera)!

 

SIM & microSD Card Tray

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with dual SIM, dual standby capability. It also supports a microSD card, allowing for additional storage of up to 128 GB.

Fortunately, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is spacious enough to fit both nano SIM cards, together with a single microSD card. All three cards fit on the same tray.

Next Page > Setting Up The OPPO F1s, It’s Alive!, Available Memory & Storage

 

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Setting Up The OPPO F1s

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which should be familiar to many Android users. It is very easy to setup. If you are setting it up as a new device, it should take you only 5 minutes to finish the setup process.

The fingerprint feature is not part of the setup process though. You will need to manually activate it in Settings after setting up the F1s.

 

It’s Alive!

The 5.5″ IPS display is bright and sharp, with a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but it comes with a pre-applied screen protector for additional protection.

Even though it has a large 5.5″ display, it fits the hand quite well, thanks to the narrow bezel. However, single-handed operation is still a stretch.

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Available Memory & Storage

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with 3 GB of memory. This is great, because the Android 5.1 operating system and background apps take up about 1.5 GB of memory. This leaves you with just over 1.5 GB of free memory to use.

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) also comes with 32 GB of internal flash storage – generous at this price point. It is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Out of the box, the OPPO F1s has 23.69 GB of free space for you to use, excluding the system files and pre-installed apps.

Next Page > Camera Performance – Photos & Video

 

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Camera Performance – Photos

We are preparing a selfie comparison, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at the performance of the rear camera. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) has a 13 MP camera at the back, with a f/2.2 lens and an LED flash. The photos have a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 in the 4:3 format. The photos are about 4-5 MB in size.

The rear camera of the OPPO F1s (Amazon) takes pretty good photos, with accurate colours and relatively low noise. There is visible noise only when the photos are blown up to full resolution, and they are mostly visible in dark areas.

 

Camera Performance – Video Recording

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) is capable of recording 1080p and 720p videos. However, it does not seem to support optical or electronic image stabilization. Check out the two sample videos we took.

The lack of image stabilization is pretty obvious, so you should try to use a tripod or monopod where possible. However, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) has good control of the exposure (only the bright backgrounds were overblown), and surprisingly good audio recording quality.

Next Page > OPPO F1s Work Performance, Battery Life & Recharging Performance

 

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
Work Performance Score
(Average)
3884 5785 5357 3898
Web Browsing 3688 5132 5643 3756
Video Playback 3789 4138 4487 4325
Writing 4141 6286 5944 4370
Photo Editing 3933 8388 5469 3250

The octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor powering the OPPO F1s (Amazon) appears to be roughly equivalent in work performance to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor powering the honor 5X smartphone.

 

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the OPPO F1s’ battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

While the MediaTek MT6750 may not be a very fast processor, it is certainly very power-efficient. The OPPO F1s packs a 3,075 mAh battery – about the same as the HTC 10, but lasts more than twice as long!

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) definitely has very good battery life. Remember, it lasted 13 continuous hours on this stress test. In real life, we have no problem using it for a full day lasting 16-18 hours. Even when we play games on it, it lasts more than 8 hours on one charge.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a 10 W fast charger. It takes about 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes) to recharge its battery from 15% to 100%. That’s a battery life : recharging ratio of 6:1 – very impressive!

It actually recharged to 90% in just 87 minutes (1 hour 27 minutes). Getting from 15% to 50% only took 35 minutes. Not bad at all. Even a short charge will give you plenty of juice to power through the next few hours.

Next Page > OPPO F1s Overall & Gaming Performance, Verdict & Award

 

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Overall Performance

AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
TOTAL SCORE 41486 68184 53417 36983
3D SCORE 4868 18360 9842 2446
– 3D (Marooned) 3188 10739 5795 1492
– 3D (Garden) 1679 7621 4047 954
UX SCORE 17640 23464 19297 16269
– UX Data Secure 4885 5356 5577 4673
– UX Data Process 2542 3235 2706 2438
– UX Strategy Games 2829 5601 4109 2698
– UX Image Process 3885 6240 3144 2599
– UX I/O Performance 3499 3022 3761 3861
CPU SCORE 14336 19872 19254 14031
– CPU Mathematics 3142 5953 4198 2968
– CPU Common Use 4805 4830 5947 4696
– CPU Multi-Core 6389 9089 9109 6367
RAM 4643 6488 5024 4237

The OPPO F1s (Amazon) put in a decent performance in AnTuTu, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X in 3D and UX performance. It was just a little faster than the honor 5X in CPU and RAM performance.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the OPPO F1s’ gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

OPPO F1s Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro honor 5C honor 5X
Gaming Score 7666 16989 11560 5543
Graphics 7511 21800 11067 5046
Physics 8265 9585 13698 8460
Graphics Test 1 49.4 fps 120.7 fps 63.4 fps 27.5 fps
Graphics Test 2 24.4 fps 78.0 fps 38.8 fps 18.3 fps
Physics Test 26.2 fps 30.4 fps 43.5 fps 26.9 fps

In 3D performance, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) did quite well, coming in between the honor 5C and the honor 5X.

 

Our Verdict & Award

If you are wondering how the heck did OPPO beat the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi in the ferocious Chinese market, you can just look at the design choices in the OPPO F1s smartphone. OPPO focused solely on the basic necessities to keep costs low, and only spent money where it would make a real difference.

For example, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a large and sharp IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, but kept the resolution to 720 x 1280. It may not compare favourably against higher resolution displays in the market, the difference in resolution wouldn’t make a real difference to the user.

A lower resolution display also allows for better graphics performance, while reducing power consumption. That allowed the OPPO F1s (Amazon) to deliver much faster 2D and 3D graphics performance than the honor 5X, which uses an equivalent processor. Yet, it boasts 50% better battery life than the honor 5X, even though they both also have the same battery capacity.

OPPO chose to focus instead on the high resolution selfie camera in the front, extra RAM and flash storage. The selfie camera is the OPPO F1s’ killer feature, after all. Anyone who wants the best selfie camera in a smartphone will know that this is what OPPO excels in. So it pays to spend money on the front camera.

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The extra RAM, on the other hand, gives it a real performance advantage over equivalent smartphones with 2 GB of RAM. The extra flash storage more than doubles the available storage for the user, and looks great when a potential buyer compares the OPPO F1s (Amazon) against competitors in the same price range (usually with just 16 GB of storage).

Even the accessories show the same focus on the necessities over bling. The OPPO F1s (Amazon) comes with a pair of earphones and a clear TPU case. Really the only accessories that you will likely use.

We only note two issues of concern. The first is OPPO’s continued use of the 1.5 year old Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Other smartphone brands have long moved to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and are now in the process of switching to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We also wonder why the OPPO F1s (Amazon) does not even support electronic image stabilization. That is usually available when optical image stabilization is not built-in, because the cost to implement it is negligible. Perhaps they were focusing on the performance of the front selfie camera.

Overall, the OPPO F1s (Amazon) is a sleek, well-made smartphone with features that really matter. At this price point, it won’t have many competitors that can offer 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash storage. And no one else will offer a 16 MP front camera for the ultimate selfies. So if selfies are your “thing”, the OPPO F1s is really your only choice in this price point.

For those reasons, we think the OPPO F1s (Amazon) deserves the Tech ARP Reviewer’s Choice Award. Congratulations, OPPO!

 

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OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition

Kuala Lumpur, 25th November 2016OPPO Malaysia is collaborating with the popular Malaysian singer and actress, Ayda Jebat for the special Ayda Jebat edition OPPO F1s. This November, OPPO Malaysia and Ayda Jebat are going to steal the heart of all their loyal fans with the OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition.

 

OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat Special Edition

This Ayda Jebat special edition of “Selfie Expert” F1s features a laser-printed signature from the female Malaysian singer and actress, Ayda Jebat. According to Chen Lu, the Brand Manager of OPPO Electronics, “It is great to work with Ayda Jebat again for the special edition of “Selfie Expert” OPPO F1s. Her positive and adorable personality can be a role model for everyone, especially the young adults who strive to achieve their dream. We are confident that this collaboration is going to create another good record sale for the company.”

The OPPO F1s Ayda Jebat special edition features the laser-printed autograph of Ayda Jebat got a 16MP f/2.0 front-facing selfie camera, Beautify 4.0 technology, an upgraded Screen Flash feature, and gesture- and voice-activated selfies, all for an amazing price, allowing OPPO and Ayda Jebat’s fans to share their natural charm like no other smartphone on the market.

Chen Lu, the Brand Manager of OPPO Electronics also mentioned that, “The F1s camera phone is designed for selfie-lovers who can now skip all the hassle of putting on makeup or editing the photo. The “Selfie Expert” F1s got you covered with its purpose-built Beautify 4.0 that allows you to capture your very best and flawless look!”

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Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Penang

Penang, 21 August 2016 – Popular female artist Min Chen joined OPPO on its Selfie Expert F1s first sale roadshow in Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang. Min Chen’s appearance in Penang, one of the world’s most renowned top 10 Selfie Cities has attracted many fans, boosting the sales for F1s.

 

Min Chen Joined OPPO F1s Roadshow @ Sunway Carnival Penang

Since 10th August 2016, the launch of the Selfie Expert phone, OPPO F1s has accumulated more than 6,000 units less than a week time. The OPPO F1s Celebrities Squad (consists of Nora Danish, Ayda Jebat, Min Chen and JC Chee) has helped attracting many fans to pre-order the F1s, on top of the striking selling points of the phone itself.

As one of OPPO’s Selfie Icon, Min Chen attended OPPO’s Penang roadshow to meet and greet with OPPO fans, and further to act as ‘OPPO’s Shop Manager’ to introduce and demonstrated many great front camera functions and Beautify Mode 4.0 that come in useful for her daily life. Besides, Min Chen’s performance on her new song attracted the many crowds.

“I feel honoured to represent OPPO F1s as Selfie Icon in Malaysia. With F1s, I can take selfie anytime and anywhere, I can even take a clear and beautiful selfie in a low lighting situation with the help of ‘Screen Flash’ function,” said Min Chen.

She recommended OPPO F1s to those who love to take selfie because with F1s’ 16MP front-facing camera, it is not only a very powerful device to take a beautiful selfie, it is also a hassle free user experience with the ready built Beautify 4.0 that allows users to easily selects the Beautifying functions. Now selfie lovers can always ensure that their photos are looking naturally beautiful and clear.

“Min Chen has close to 1 million followers on social media platform (Instagram and Facebook). Her youthful and energetic qualities is a nice fit with our brand personalities and this is why OPPO has invited her to be on board as one of our Selfie Icon,” said Chen Lu, Brand Manager of OPPO Malaysia.

“OPPO F1s is performing very well with its pre-order so I am very confident in terms of its actual sales starting from today. I believe users feel confidence with our camera phone. Besides Kuala Lumpur, the reason why we focus on Penang for our first sales roadshow is because of Penang ranked as top 10 Selfie Cities in the world by Time Online. We would like to introduce our F1s Selfie Expert to more users who like to selfie and take photo in Penang. The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert is thoughtfully designed to ensure users to have the best perfect selfie experience ever,” Chen Lu explained.

Carrying the name of Selfie Expert with 16MP front-facing camera, OPPO F1s was being officially launched on 10th August 2016 to bring superb selfie camera experience to more selfie lovers. The camera includes other selfie-centric features and functions such as Beautify 4.0, Various Filters, Palm Shutter, Voice Shutter and more. The company’s latest selfie-centric F1s is selling at the price of RM 1,198.

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Pre-order OPPO F1s For OPPO Superstar Delivery

Kuala Lumpur, 11 August 2016 – Here is your chance to get close and have face-to-face interaction with your favourite idols!

The steps to take part in the “ OPPO Superstar Delivery ” is simple: Pre-order your Selfie Expert, OPPO F1s at the price of RM1,198 starting from today until 19th August 2016 and select your favourite artist from a list being provided on the pre-order site.

 

OPPO Superstar Delivery

On top of the free OPPO Selfie Stick that customers will be getting with every single pre-order, customers also stand a chance to have their F1s being delivered to their doorsteps by their favourite icons. The Superstar Delivery falls on both 20th and 21st August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur and Penang from 10am to 5pm.

Buyers are encouraged to share out their pre-order purchase by posting it on their Facebook account to win home an extra exclusive free gift.

The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert features a 16MP front camera and built-in Beauty 4.0 that enhances users’ selfie experience. Besides, F1s also feature a brand-new technology: the Hi-light Camera, which ensures users, can take clear, bright and colorful selfies in any light condition.

 

Saharul Ridzwan & Min Chen

Saharul Ridzwan and Min Chen is now with OPPO in the “OPPO Superstar Delivery” campaign. Pre-order your Selfie Expert, OPPO F1s at the price of RM1,198 starting from today until 19th August 2016 and you will stand a chance to get close and have face-to-face interaction with famous celebrities such as Saharul Ridzwan and Min Chen.

Both the celebrities will be delivering OPPO F1s to the lucky customers and have some fun activities afterwards with them to celebrate the launch of the Selfie Expert. The Superstar Delivery falls on both 20th and 21st August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur and Penang from 10am to 5pm. Buyers are encouraged to share out their pre-order purchase by posting it on their Facebook account to win home an extra exclusive free gift.

The OPPO F1s Selfie Expert features a 16MP front camera and built-in Beauty 4.0 that enhances users’ selfie experience. Besides, F1s also feature a brand-new technology: the Hi-light Camera, which ensures users, can take clear, bright and colorful selfies in any light condition.

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Join Ayda Jebat and Min Chen at the OPPO F1s Debut Roadshow!

Sensational Malaysian artists Ayda Jebat and Min Chen are joining OPPO F1s’ first sale roadshows in Malaysia to celebrate the arrival of the newest Selfie Expert in town. The debut roadshow of F1s will be taking place in both Mid Valley Mega Mall, Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang.

Min Chen, one of the new additions to the company’s celebrity team will be the meeting the fans at Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang to share some tips ontaking a great selfie that guarantee a steady appreciations by her fans. Ayda Jebat, on the other hand, will be joining OPPO F1s roadshow on 21st August 2016 at 3pm at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur to meet with the fans and perform her latest song titled “Pencuri Hati”.

Selling at the price of RM1,198, OPPO’s Selfie Expert F1s comes with 16 MP front facing camera and superb selfie camera functions such as Beautify 4.0, Palm Shutter, and Various Filters. The F1s also features fast lighting fingerprint reader, which can unlock the phone in 0.22s, and it is consider as one of the fastest fingerprint reader’s in the price segment.

 

F1s Debut Roadshow Details

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Meet and Greet with Ayda Jebat
Location: East Court, Mid Valley Megamall
Date: 21th August 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30pm

Meet and Greet wit Min Chen
Location: Main Concourse, Sunway Carnival Mall
Date: 20th August 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

 

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OPPO F1s Selfie Smartphone Revealed!

At a glamorous launch event in Bangsar South, OPPO revealed a new member of their Selfie Expert series – the new OPPO F1s selfie smartphone. Malaysian actress, celebrity, and OPPO Selfie Queen, Nora Danish, even stopped by to give a few selfie tips! Check it out!

 

OPPO F1s Launch Event

The Malaysian national gymnastic team kicked off the OPPO F1s launch event with an impressive dance. Then OPPO Branding Director, Nikki Chen, gave an update on OPPO’s development in Malaysia.

 

OPPO F1s Key Features Revealed

Next, OPPO Overseas Product Manager, Abby, revealed the key features of the new F1s selfie smartphone.

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Selfie Tips From Nora Danish

Malaysian darling Nora Danish then came on stage to give everyone some selfie tips using the new F1s smartphone. Check it out!

 

Price & Availability

Finally, William Fang, CEO of OPPO Malaysia, revealed its price and availability!

The OPPO F1s smartphone will be available for pre-order from the 10th until the 19th of August, with retail sales and delivery starting on the 20th of August, 2016. It will have a recommended retail price of just RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299!

Next Page > More Nora Danish, Event Photos, OPPO F1s Specifications

 

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Can’t get enough of Nora Danish? Here is the commercial she did for the new F1s selfie smartphone!


And here is a short clip of her photography session after the launch event.

 

Launch Event Photos

Here are some photos we took at the OPPO F1s launch event :

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OPPO F1s Specifications

SpecificationsOPPO F1s
Model NumberOPPO A1601
Display5.5" IPS display - 720 x 1280 pixels
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4 (with 2.5D curved edge)
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0
System PlatformMediaTek MT6750
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.5 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T860 MP2
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash memory
microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Selfie Camera16 MP sensor with screen flash
- 1/3.1" sensor size with f/2.0 lens
Main Camera13 MP sensor with LED flash
- 1/3 inch sensor with PDAF and f/2.2 lens
ConnectivityGSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Hz
Network : 2G / 3G / 4G
WiFi : 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
USB : microUSB 2.0
SIM SupportDual nano SIM slots with dual standby capability
SensorsAccelerometer, compass, light, proximity
Fingerprint SensorYes, with multi-finger support
- registers fingerprints in 0.22 s
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
Battery3,075 mAh lithium polymer battery (non-removable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 154.5 mm high x 7.38 mm thick
Weight160 g
Available ColoursGold / Rose Gold
Recommended Retail Price (at launch)RM 1,198 / ~US$ 299

 

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