The selfie craze is redefining the focus of mid range phones. By the beginning of this year tecno launched its selfie centered phone then Infinix followed a few weeks ago with the launch of the Infinix S2 wefie camera phone. Today Oppo just launched its own selfie centric Oppo F3 device in Kenya at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Oppo has dubbed the Oppo F3 as the selfie expert, and just like the Infinix S2, the Oppo F3 boasts of wide angle dual lens front facing camera that beautifully sets the trend for group photos. Although tecno and Infinix introduced wide angle selfies in Kenya, Oppo says that the selfie revolutions including the beauty mode selfie and now the wide angle group selfies (that Infinix S2 dubbed wefie) are their brain child technologies – and with this claim, Oppo hopes to take over the Kenyan market with its new Oppo handset. Oppo is already the market leader in China and the second best selling brand in India.
Oppo F3 which is set to retail at Kshs 32,990 in Oppo outlets across the country. Other than the dual selfie camera, Oppo F3 also features a MediaTek MT6750T octa core 1.5 GHz processor with an embedded Mali T86 MP2 GPU to handle the graphics. By size the phone is in the 5.5 inches range (screen real estate) housed in a dimension of 153.3mm length by 75.2mm wide and 7.3mm thick. Inside the non-removable back cover is a 3200mAh battery that can deliver over 14 hours of battery life when the phone is not over tasked.
The selling point for the Oppo F3 is of course the front facing dual camera. One part of the wide angle front facing is a 16MP sensor supported with a secondary 8MP sensor. The two cameras work as one unit to deliver a wide angle selfie for group photos. In the rear is a 13MP sensor that features Face detection, Panorama, HDR and a few other cool features like autofocus.
Although the Kshs 32,990 may seem a lot for a mere over hyped selfie, the buyer can get consolation from the fact that Oppo screen is a full HD protected in 2.5 corning glass unit, comes with a whooping 4GB RAM and a generous 32GB internal memory that should take care of those big size 16MP+8MP selfies. If 32GB internal memory ain’t sufficient for you, then you can insert up to 128 gigs mem card in the card slot. You’ll also enjoy 4G connectivity if you are a Safaricom user. Orange users can also buy the 4G handset as the network is already rolling its 4G coverage in Nairobi.