The Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has confirmed that the Rose Gold color variant of its F1s smartphone will go on sale soon in India. The announcement was made through social media channels by the firm’s India subsidiary. Oppo F1s is the most successful selfie smartphone in 2016.
The new variant color has almost no difference in design with the current F1s on sale in many areas, the Rose Gold color will come with the upgraded version of Oppo F1s. While the standard variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, the upgraded version features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Oppo F1s flaunts a 5.5-inch IPS HD display and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front. The device also features with supporting gloved and wet touch input that we don’t see on most smartphones. Powering the Oppo F1s is a MediaTek octa-core MT6750 SoC with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU inside. In terms of camera, F1s has a selfie camera with 16MP resolution on the front, paired with an f/2.0 aperture lens with a lot of beauty mode such as Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama, and more. On the back of the device is a 13MP snapper with phase detection autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture lens, and a dual-LED flash. All the actions of the smartphone is powered by a 3075mAh battery inside, which isn’t the largest in its class but is still meet requirement for long hours. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the Home button, which Oppo claimed to unlock just in 0.22 seconds. While the hardware is quite good for the price, the F1s makes a disappointment in the software when it still runs on Color OS 3.0 interface, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. But Oppo promised to upgrade its smartphone to Android Marshmallow soon.
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The F1s Rose Gold color will be available through Flipkart at launch, and cost INR 18,990 (nearly $280). Pre-booking for this color is now open. There is still no information about exact day of the launch, but following the #BestValentineGift hashtag given by the company, the variant may be go on sale on or before the Valentine’s Day.