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OPPO F-series: In the pursuit of smartphone camera excellence

  • Published at 09:17 pm April 7th, 2019

OPPO's F-series emphasizes on camera excellence to capture high-quality photos

A few years back, only flagship smartphones used to feature unique and impressive camera designs.

Gradually, this gave birth to a growing demand for midrange phones with stunning camera quality and good design.

To capture this booming market for midrange phones, OPPO announced the F-series, which emphasized on front camera excellence to capture high-quality selfies.

The first in the series, aptly called the F1, offered an 8 megapixel (MP) camera. This was quickly followed by the F1 Plus—with a tagline of "Selfie Expert"—with a 16MP front-facing selfie camera, a screen flash and Hi-Light camera features.

Continuing focus on photography, the OPPO F3 introduced the concept of "group selfies" to smartphone world by adding a wide angle front camera. Launched at the same time, the F3 Plus offered dual front cameras

With the OPPO F5, the company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the symmetry of facial features to creating a more natural selfie, powered by the OPPO’s huge database of images. The phone featured a 16MP front camera and 18:9 aspect ratio screen.

In the series of these era-defining innovations, the next addition was OPPO F7, the first smartphone in to have a display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution—a 5.5 inch panel produced by JDI with a high density of 538 pixels per inch (PPI).

If that were not enough to make it stand out, OPPO then launched the Find X. It was the first Android smartphone to have replaced the fingerprint reader with the facial recognition 3D sensor and a screen to body ratio of 93.8%.

Ruling the selfie game for a while now, OPPO has no intention to settle down, as it recently announced the new F11 Pro. Featuring a 48-megapixel primary camera, and a front-facing pop-up camera, the phone will have a 5.330-inch 1080p display without a notch.

The device boasts a MediaTek Helio P70 processor, with memory in two different variations—4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The smartphone has a 4,000mAh battery that can be fast-charged using Oppo's VOOC 3.0 technology.

Furthermore, the F11 Pro has one old-school feature still high in demand—a headphone jack.