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OPPO F1s tipped to flaunt 16MP front camera for selfies

OPPO F1s tipped to flaunt 16MP front camera for selfies

Oh the extents people, and companies, will go to in order to get that "perfect" selfie. Some smartphone manufacturers even promote their stuff as the ultimate selfie smartphone. That was exactly what OPPO was singing when it unveiled the OPPO F1 early this year. That expert, however, might soon lose its street creds. If the leaked info is true, then the OPPO F1s, which the company has been teasing since Monday, will actually come with a whopping 16 megapixel front camera, one of the highest in the market so far.

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OPPO F1s teased coming soon for a better selfie

OPPO F1s teased coming soon for a better selfie

OPPO has just teased an upcoming smartphone and, just like most teasers go, it really doesn't say anything much other than confirm its existence. So the OPPO F1s is a thing and it's coming soon. And as far as OPPO is concerned, it will offer a better play at being a "Selfie Expert". It doesn't go into details other than it will be a better OPPO F1, which, according to the company, has done extremely well in the market. So much so that OPPO doesn't seem to keen on dropping the "F1" name any time soon.

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Oppo F1 Plus special edition celebrates FC Barcelona

Oppo F1 Plus special edition celebrates FC Barcelona

Oppo has a partnership in place with a professional soccer team (football for our European friends) called FC Barcelona. To celebrate this partnership, Oppo has unveiled a very cool looking special edition of the F1 Plus smartphone that uses the Barca Livery that players on FC Barcelona wear. The smartphone is blue and red with the club insignia in 18k gold plate.

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Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Back in the '90s before the smartphone craze kicked off and the design that everyone wanted for their mobile phone was the iPhone-style candy bar device, everyone wanted a flip phone. Flip phones were long enough to resemble the normal phones that people were used to in their homes, but compact enough when folded to fit easily into a pocket or a purse. Oppo has a new prototype smartphone that has turned up with a folding design that reminds a bit of those old flip phones.

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OPPO F1 Review

OPPO F1 Review

Let's face it, selfies have become an inescapable fact of the digital, mobile lifestyle today. No matter how we snicker or glare at those usually obnoxious selfie sticks (and their sometimes inconsiderate holders), selfies are not going away any time soon. Seeing the potential market, not to mention profits, even digital camera makers have started to pander to this crowd. Of course, smartphones were there first, with almost each new generation advertising selfie-friendly features. Calling itself the "Selfie Expert", the OPPO F1 is, perhaps, the most ambitious. But how does it actually fare beyond the advertising materials? We take a dive into the smartphone selfie world to find out.

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OPPO R9, R9 Plus debut with 16MP front cameras

OPPO R9, R9 Plus debut with 16MP front cameras

OPPO has finally unveiled its latest twin flagships and, to some extent, it might be too easy to pass them off as your typical budget, mid-range iPhone knock off. Indeed, OPPO's chosen design isn't doing it any favors. But despite actually being mid-range devices, with not so budget-friendly prices and an iPhone-esque facade, the OPPO R9 and R9 Plus do try to offer some level of uniqueness and flair. That's mostly seen in the 16 megapixel front-facing cameras that are unabashedly aimed at the selfie-loving crowd.

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Oppo R9 and R9 Plus land at TENAA

Oppo R9 and R9 Plus land at TENAA

Oppo smartphone fans have a pair of new devices to lust over called the Oppo R9 Plus and the Oppo R9. Both of these new devices have crossed TENAA in China looking for certifications needed to hit the market. Part of the certification process means they were photographed and hardware details were published.

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OPPO SmartSensor: first sensor-based, smallest smartphone OIS

OPPO SmartSensor: first sensor-based, smallest smartphone OIS

Chinese OEM OPPO might not have a new smartphone to show off at MWC 2016 but it is definitely not lacking in things to boast about. For one, it just revealed its Super VOOC fast charging technology that, OPPO claims, can charge a smartphone in just 15 minutes. Now it is making a similarly huge claim but this time in the area of photography. Calling it the SmartSensor, it is claimed to be the world's first sensor-based stabilization technology for smartphones and also the smallest OIS for any device, smartphone or not.

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SuperVOOC battery recharges a dead phone in 15 minutes flat

SuperVOOC battery recharges a dead phone in 15 minutes flat

Remember back when you didn't need to charge your phone every single night? Unfortunately, with the amount of processing power, and manufacturers' obsession with thinner and lighter phones, we're sometimes lucky to make it through the day. However, if one company has their way, you'll only need a few minutes to make a dead battery full again.

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Oppo F1 pre-orders kick off in Vietnam

Oppo F1 pre-orders kick off in Vietnam

Oppo fans in Vietnam can now pre-order the Oppo F1 smartphone. The device will land for pre-order in other markets soon. Exactly when the wider launch will happen is unannounced. The F1 has a 7.25mm thick profile and a 5-inch IPS display with 720p resolution.

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OPPO R7 Plus Advanced edition packs 4GB RAM and 64GB storage

OPPO R7 Plus Advanced edition packs 4GB RAM and 64GB storage

The Oppo R7 Plus smartphone went up for pre-order back in September in the US and Europe. That original version of the R7 Plus was a decent enough smartphone and if you want to know more about it, check out our review of the R7 Plus from the launch. Oppo has now launched an updated version of the R7 Plus with improved specs.

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Oppo moves closer to vanilla Android for sales outside China

Oppo moves closer to vanilla Android for sales outside China

Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker, has long used its own custom version of Android, known as ColorOS, on its devices, but when these phones are made available outside its domestic market, it becomes clear that many of its customizations are meant to appeal to Chinese users. So, in order to broaden its appeal outside of China, Oppo is making its OS much closer to the stock version of Android, in turn eliminating features and apps that could be considered "bloatware" for international users.

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