Yesterday, a report came from India with what it claimed to be the official press renders and promotional materials for the Oppo F3.
Accompanying the alleged images was the supposed price of the Oppo F3, which was to be unveiled today. Well, the phone has been released officially and in fact, those in India can now pre-order it as at the time of this writing.
While a lot of what was leaked in the said report has actually materialized, there are some differences when it comes to the price tag. As opposed to the touted price of Rs 21,990, the Chinese OEM has confirmed that fans of the Oppo F3 can get their hands on this selfie expert for Rs 19,990, which translates to a little over $310.
As noted, the Oppo F3 is already available for pre-orders in the Asian country, but shipping will begin on May 13, which is next week Saturday. So far, it’s only available through Flipkart (online), but if you can access an Oppo retail store from where you are, the better. However, be warned that pre-orders will end on May 12.
Flipkart has already listed the Oppo F3 with 64GB storage and in a gold color variant. In order to lure more people into buying the F3, the retailer has thrown in a freebie bundle that includes a Selfie Stick and a Bahubali Case. There is also something else from Oppo, where three lucky winners from the pre-order entries will get a chance to attend the ICC finals in London – live!
If your old phone meets Flipkart’s conditions, you can get up to Rs 18,500 off the price of the Oppo F3 and if you are an Axis Bank customer with a Buzz Credit Card, you also get another 5% off the price by using the card to make the payment. The F3 has the same hardware specs as the F3 Plus, but of course, there are a few differences between the two, among them the screen sizes.
The Oppo F3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection and under the hood, the phone packs a MediaTek MT6750T SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, just like it had been presented in yesterday’s report. For the cameras, you get a 16MP+8MP shooter on the front, with the 16MP lens being the standard lens for normal shots while the 8MP lens will be used for capturing wide-angle shots of up to 120 degrees. The back has a 13MP lens and ships with features such as PDAF, LED flash, 1080p video recording, Anti-shake 2.0 as well as Expert Mode, among others.
In terms of software, you’ll come across Android Marshmallow, which is a weird choice from Oppo, especially since the company doesn’t seem to care much about software updates. To keep it alive will be a 3200mAh battery unit. The phone supports 4G LTE and has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, which doubles as a home button.