Oppo heads to Optus with the $199 F1 Smartphone – EFTM

Oppo heads to Optus with the $199 F1 Smartphone

low cost, metal build - great phone

After putting almost all its eggs in the Dick Smith retail basket, Oppo was left pretty shattered as Dick Smith went under and their best chance at Aussie success floundered.  Today they’ve started the turn-around of fortunes announcing a deal with Optus to sell the F1 smartphone online and in-stores.

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The F1 is the first in a new series of devices from Oppo which features a low-cost, but also high quality with a metallic build which is not something you’ll normally find at this price point.

It’s got a 13 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front with a low f-stop allowing for better light and quality from comparable megapixel counts on low-cost phones.

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This is not an entirely new device.  The F1 has been available online, with a dual-sim slot.  The Optus stocked Oppo F1 will be locked to Optus and also not allow for Dual SIM usage – instead you can use the second slot for MicroSD storage expansion.

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With a 5 inch display, and at $199 – it’s likely to do very well in the prepaid market for Optus – and Oppo.

OPPO-F1 Silver 2_RGB

F1 Spec Sheet

Dimensions/Weight

  • Height: 143.5 mm
  • Width: 71 mm
  • Thickness: 7.25 mm
  • Weight : 134g

Basic Parameters

  • Colour: Silver
  • Operating System: ColorOS 2.1, Based on Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939v2, Snapdragon 616 Octa-core 1.5GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB (Supports microSD card up to128GB)
  • Battery: 2500 mAh (Typical) Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)

Display

  • Size: 5.0 inches
  • Type: IPS
  • Resolution: HD (1280 by 720 pixels)
  • Colours: 16.7 million colors
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 4, Support for Gloved and    Wet Touch Input

Camera

  • Main Sensor: 13-megapixel
  • Front sensor : 8-megapixel
  • Flash: Flash
  • Aperture rear: f/2.2
  • Aperture Front: f/2.0
  • Video Mode: 1080p/720p
  • Effect: Normal, Ultra HD, Beautify,Various Filters,Panorama ,HDR,GIF,Slow Shutter Audio Photo,Double Exposure,Super Macro,Expert Mode,RAW,Time-lapse, Slow-mo

Connectivity

  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • WCDMA 900/2100MHz
  • LTE Bands  FDD1/3/7/20/28/TD-38/39/40/41
  • SIM Card Type: Micro-SIM Card
  • Audio Effect: Dirac
  • GPS: Supported
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC: No
  • OTG: Supported

 Sensors

  • Distance Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • E-compass

In the Box

  • OPPO F1Handset
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Charger
  • SIM ejector Tool
  • Important Info. Booklet with Warranty Card
  • Protective case
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