When OPPO launched their dual-camera equipped Selfie-centric OPPO F3 Plus in the Philippines, we thought it would also announced the smaller F3 device along with it but as it turns out that it did. Now after waiting for more than a month, OPPO Philippines finally man the new F3 handset in the market.
The new OPPO F3 embodies all the features that the F3 Plus has but in a most compact and handier size, with 5.5-inch display and the same dual-Selfie camera on the front that takes Selfies to the next level and depth.
The OPPO F3’s dual-Selfie camera module house a 16 Megapixel main sensor with a f/2.0 Aperture and a second 8 Megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens. At the back, there’s a 16 Megapixel camera that takes the usual photos and is now poised as secondary to this device as Selfies are more important here. Nonetheless, it takes great photos and is comparable to the quality of images taking from the front.
The new handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core processor and is supported by 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the handset comes with a 64GB of on-board storage with a microSD card support for storage expansion.
It comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button and includes a 3200 mAh non-removable battery. The only downside for the new handset is that it comes preinstalled with ColorOS version 3 that is still based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), despite the growing popularity of Android 7.0 Nougat. But for the market it is targeted, it seems that it won’t matter which version of Android is driving the handset, the most important aspect with the handset is how it is optimized to you Selfies and it looks like OPPO fine-tuned its ColorOS v3 to do just that especially with their proprietary Camera software.
The new OPPO F3 is priced at 16,990 and is significantly cheaper than its bigger sibling the F3 Plus which is currently priced at 23.990. Starting tomorrow, the OPPO F3 will be up for pre-order until the 12th of May at official OPPO concept stores near you and shipping should proceed right after. For those pre-ordering the device, you’ll get a free bluetooth headphone and a Selfie stick. to pre-order yours check with our source below.