Chinese manufacturer Oppo has teased a new mid-range F-Series of smartphones aimed at photography-focused consumers.
Up until now, it’s been largely accepted that better cameras come standard on more premium end devices. As fellow Chinese contenders Xiaomi and Huawei have sought to challenge that notion with the likes of the Mi 4 and P8 respectively, Oppo are now set to join the ring with the release of the F-Series.
The Oppo F1, the first device in Oppo’s new F-Series range, is set for reveal in the days to come at CES 2016, and for now is surrounded in secrecy save for the company’s promise of “œimpressive specs, eye-catching style and amazing prices”.
While there’s no word on whether we’ll be able to expect the F1 in local markets, Oppo has confirmed that forthcoming F-Series models will be available globally.
Rumours posit that the F1 will carry a 16 or 20 megapixel camera alongside tri-LED flash, a f/2 aperture and Color OS software tweaks. The F1 is expected to retail south of the $400 USD mark.
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