Oppo just officially released the Oppo F3 Plus. For those not familiar with the F series, they are self-proclaimed selfie experts. Phones in this series usually have their selfie cameras given more attention than their main cameras. It is not strange to find Oppo phones having more powerful selfie shooters than what they are packing at the rear. Fortunately this move has worked tremendously well for the company propelling it to become the leading phone manufacturer in China. That’s not a mere achievement considering that China is the largest smartphone market in the world; the company has even started penetrating into African countries including Kenya. Oppo hopes to maintain that lead through their newest offering, the Oppo F3 Plus.
The phone’s headline feature is the selfie camera, well, we would expect nothing less from an F series Oppo. This front camera is a dual variant with an 8MP 120 degrees wide angle lens to make sure that all your friends fit in and a whopping 16MP sensor for high resolution solo shots. The back camera goes for a 16MP sensor, the Sony IMX 398 to be exact. This Sony-made sensor utilizes dual pixel technology, the same one on the famous Samsung Galaxy S7. This technology ensures super-fast focus times on your subjects.
The rest of the phone comes with a six line antenna which increases network signal reception as well as making the phone very attractive. On the front we have a 6 inch screen with Full HD resolution protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 5, inside resides a 4,000mAh battery with super-fast VOOC charging. Powering the device is an octacore Snapdragon 653 processor which has four A72 cores, like the leading high end CPUs out there, coupled with four A53 cores and 4GB RAM. The internal storage starts at 64GB which is expandable too. Android 6.0 runs underneath the custom Color OS 3.0.
Pricing details have not been released yet but judging from previous offerings from Oppo with almost similar specs such as the Oppo R9s, this new phone will cost north of $400 (KES 40,000). The first market is will be India but it will only be a matter of time before they hit Kenya now that the brand is becoming common locally.