The Philippines could very well be described as the selfie capital of the world. Because it is always fun in the country, Filipinos—who are known for their natural cheerful disposition—love taking photos of their selves to capture and document significant memories, which come almost every minute of their lives.
That is why OPPO has become a well-loved brand across the archipelago. With its interesting lineup of smartphones in the entry to mid-range price categories, OPPO unsurprisingly has taken the local smartphone market by storm.
OPPO Philippines has recently launched two new smartphones to its growing lineup of popular camera smartphones in the local market. Get to know more about the F3 Black Edition and the new A57.
OPPO F3 Black Edition
The market welcomes the latest addition to the current lineup of F3 series smartphones—the OPPO F3 Black. This brings available options to three: Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.
“Our new OPPO F3 Black is our answer for people who are looking for more ways to match their smartphones with their lifestyle and fashion preference,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng. “Not only that we are bringing more options to consumers into the table, but it’s also one of the few models in its price range to have color options.”
The matter black color complements the model’s premium metallic body for a uniquely stylish look, suiting preference and personality of more consumers. The 5.5-inch camera phone still carries all the features that endear F3 to users: dual selfie cameras that can take wider selfies and an enhanced bokeh effect for more interesting and stylish shots.
The new OPPO F3 Black is now available for P15,990 (Back to School Promo price, for a limited duration), while the bigger OPPO F3 Plus sells at P23,990.
The new OPPO A57 is especially made for people who love taking selfies. “With the spectacular success of F1s, we thought of bringing the same experience to a broader market,” said Cheng, referring to this new selfie phone. “The A57 brings consumers premium photography and advanced features, the best that is offered in its price range.”
The powerful 16MP front camera comes with a new bokeh feature for more artistic selfies with slightly blurred background. The f/2.0 aperture lens take impressive photos, while the Screen Flash makes selfies even better even when taken at dim lighting conditions. And be amazed by the palm shutter gesture for hands-free selfies so users can project more without the hassle of thinking about how to press the take-photo button.
Its rear camera never gets left behind as it is equipped with Sony IMX258 sensor paired with huge F2.2 aperture to facilitate high light sensitivity and bring about clarity that works best even at night. The Ultra-HD 52MP model allows capturing stunningly detailed images, while the Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) delivers auto focus time of about 0.1 second.
The new 5.2-inch unibody camera phone is equipped with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen and is powered by the new 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor with 3GB RAM for snappy performance as well as seamless multi-tasking functions. A powerful 2900 mAH battery lasts longer and with smart power optimizations in ColorsOS 3.0, the smartphone can last 11 hours when streaming or playing videos, 23 hours on phone standby, and about 13.5 hours in varied continuous usage.
Lastly, the new A57 comes with fingerprint scanner that has a hydrophobic zirconium surface, making it still functional even if the user’s finger is wet. It is even one of the very few smartphones in the mid-range category to offer a triple-slot card tray with an expandable storage by an additional 256GB.
The new A57 is now available in Gold and Black for P11,990.
The new F3 Black Edition and A57 smartphones are now available in all OPPO concept and dealer stores nationwide. These, along with the complete lineup of the brand’s smartphones, are also available online at the OPPO Official Shop on e-commerce site Shopee, which offers free shipping and a Guarantee program with payment-in-escrow scheme for better protection of consumers.