Oppo F3 launch highlights: Dual-front selfie camera, 4 GB RAM and triple slot SIM tray for Rs 19,990

May, 04 2017 IST

  • 13:59 (IST)

    Now that the Oppo F3 is official, go ahead and read our first impressions over here

  • 13:18 (IST)

    The first sale for the Oppo F3 will begin from 13 May

  • 13:16 (IST)

    Pre-orders for the Oppo F3 begin today till 12 May

  • 13:15 (IST)

    And the price is Rs 19,990 

  • 13:12 (IST)

    The 5.5-inch display comes with Full HD resolution and ISOCELL technology

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Like many other Chinese smartphones, the F3 will come with an app clone feature to have dual apps with different accounts like Whatsapp

  • 13:10 (IST)

    The handset will also come with a triple SIM card tray, so you can use two SIMs and a microSD card

  • 13:10 (IST)

    As the leaks suggested, there is 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage

  • 13:09 (IST)

    The battery on the Oppo F3 is rated at 3,200 mAh 

  • 13:08 (IST)

    The new F3 looks similar to the F1 but is said to be slimmer

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Features like Beautify 4.0 and bokeh effect have also been added to the camera

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    One of the front cameras offers a 16 MP resolution

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    There is a 6P lens on the camera

  • 13:03 (IST)

    According to a selfie survey by Nielsen, 66 percent of people find it difficult to capture everyone in one photo

     

  • 13:00 (IST)

    The Oppo F3 will focus on group selfies thanks to its 120-degree wide angled front camera

  • 12:58 (IST)

    BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri is also present at the launch event 

  • 12:52 (IST)

    Check out the new official Indian cricket team jersey 

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Oppo is now the official sponsor of the Indian international cricket team

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Oppo has apparently connected to the Indian customers by associating itself with cricket

  • 12:48 (IST)

    True innovation brings happiness and enjoyment of life

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Our selfie smartphones have gained a lot of popularity....

  • 12:44 (IST)

    Oppo talks about its association with the Indian Cricket team...

  • 12:43 (IST)

    And here it goes...

  • 12:36 (IST)

  • 12:33 (IST)

    According to the Oppo F3 live stream page, the handset will indeed have a dual front camera, one for regular selfies and one for group selfies. It will also have Beautify 4.0 to tweak your selfie photos. 

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Specifications of the Oppo F3 were recently leaked which say that the handset could come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. 

  • 12:14 (IST)

    The launch event should begin in 15 minutes, so stay tuned for all the live updates.

  • 12:13 (IST)

    The new Oppo F3 is rumored to feature a dual-camera setup on the front just like the F3 Plus.

  • 12:07 (IST)

    The Chinese smartphone maker was recently reported to be planning on exporting smartphones to Middle East, Africa and other countries from India. 

  • 11:56 (IST)

    The Oppo F3 Plus features a 6-inch display, a 4,000 mAh battery an octa-core processor and a dual-camera setup on the front for selfies. Read our review over here.

  • 11:43 (IST)

    Successor to the F1 Plus, the Oppo F3 Plus was launched a couple of months back in India. 


  • 11:28 (IST)

    Oppo has smartly invested in offline retail channels in India and managed to take over a small chunk of Samsung's market share. Read more here.

  • 11:10 (IST)

    During the same time frame, Oppo became the number one smartphone seller in China as it shipped 78.4 million phones, more than double the 35.4 million it shipped in 2015

  • 10:58 (IST)

    At Mobile World Congress 2017, Oppo announced a unique Oppo dual-camera sensor that incorporated a 5x optical zoom via a periscope like layout. Read more about it here.

  • 10:53 (IST)

    Apart from its mid-ranged smartphones, Oppo launched the A57 in India back in February priced at Rs 14,990

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Oppo usually launches its smartphones in China followed by a delayed launch in other markets. According to reports, the company is working on launching R11 in China. Read here for everything we know about Oppo R11.

  • 10:34 (IST)

    Infact, we termed Oppo F1 Plus as a slick smartphone with an amazing selfie camera in our review. The packed in some really interesting bits that nobody had on offer, SuperVOOC charging, the quickest fingerprint reader around and a 16MP front-facing camera.

  • 10:25 (IST)

    Oppo F1 Plus is pretty much of a star in its segment when it launched. According to the market research firm IDC, The company held the fourth spot among smartphone makers globally.

  • 10:15 (IST)

    The market niche helped the company create a stronghold in the Indian smartphone market. Currently, the company ranks fifth in terms of smartphones shipped in the market, according to a report by according to a report by Canalys. Read more about this here.

  • 10:06 (IST)

    While it did not see success with its Find 7 flagship, Oppo soon discovered its niche in the mid-range.

  • 10:03 (IST)

    The subsidiary of parent company BBK Electronics, entered India back in 2014 and has so far been witnessing plenty of growth and has also grown into a popular brand. Oppo was BBK’s first smartphone brand. 

  • 10:00 (IST)

    The Chinese smartphone maker has made large strides in the Indian market in last two years. The company has purchased the land for Rs 145 crore and plans to invest about Rs 2,000 crore to build the plant. Read more here.

  • 09:54 (IST)

    Good Morning, everyone, Oppo F3 will be launched in Mumbai today at 12 PM. Stay tuned for the updates about everything that happens at the event.

Oppo has been making waves with the launch of its selfie-branded smartphones. It's safe to say that in a market flooded by noname smartphones of every make and model, Oppo's 'Selfie-expert' branding has managed to carve a niche for itself.

Today, we're expecting the launch of the Oppo F3, a smaller version of the F3 Plus that was launched earlier. You can check out our full review of the F3 Plus here.

We'll be covering the launch live from the show floor and you can find full details in the blog here.

The highlight of the phone is expected to be a new dual-camera setup from Oppo. The dual-camera is now on the front of the device and employs two different lenses and sensors. A regular 16 MP selfie-camera captures high-resolution selfies while an 8 MP wide-angle camera lets you squeeze a large group into your selfies.

Not much else has been revealed about the smartphone, but various leaks suggest that the rear houses a single 13 MP camera unit. These leaks also indicate the device is running Android 6.0, that it features a 5.5-inch screen and that it will be powered by a Mediatek MT6750T SoC and 4 GB of RAM.

The battery is expected to be a 3,200 mAh unit.


Published Date: May 04, 2017 09:56 am | Updated Date: May 04, 2017 09:56 am