OPPO‘s F1 Plus is an evolution of sorts from their original “selfie expert” the F1. Coming in at a larger size, the F1 Plus also has a better (on paper) front camera than the F1 which should delight many selfie enthusiasts.
With the upcoming selfie-centric smartphone due to launch on the 7th of April, OPPO Malaysia has opened pre-orders for the F1 Plus on their website.
Also known as the R9, the F1 Plus is an upgraded version of the F1, sporting better specs like a bigger 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display on the front sitting above the front-mounted fingerprint sensor. Inside, the smartphone packs a MediaTek Helio P10 processor mated to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage.
The device will also come running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with colorOS 3.0 running on top. Keeping the lights on is a 2,850 mAh battery.
Being a selfie-centric smartphone, the F1 Plus doesn’t really disappoint, on paper, in the front-facing camera department, packing a massive 16MP f/2.0 snapper. In fact, this device is so focused on selfies that the rear camera only sports a 13-megapixel f/2.2 unit with PDAF.
The build and looks are very similar that of the F1 and if you’d like to take a closer look at this smartphone, you can check out our album on Facebook.
If you’re interested in preordering one for yourself, you can do so in two ways. The first is online via the OPPO Malaysia store. Simply place a pre-order, non-refundable fee of RM1 and you can lock in your device. Alternatively, you can place a pre-order offline at authorised OPPO concept stores in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. If you choose to place an offline pre-order, you will be required to pay an RM200 down payment.
Pre-ordering the device does have some perks as OPPO are throwing in a selfie stick worth RM49 with every pre-order placed. Additionally, if you’re among the first 100 customers to complete the purchase on the day of the launch, OPPO will throw in a Bluetooth headset worth RM178.
Pre-orders start today and will go all the way to the 6th of April 2016 at 6pm. The price for the OPPO F1 Plus will be revealed on the day of launch at 3.30pm. Customers who have pre-ordered can complete their purchase and pick up the device immediately after the price announcement.