Beginning February 3, local versions of the OPPO F1s (click for complete specs) will come equipped with more RAM and storage space, in a bid to make the handset more future-proof — at least until the newly announced OPPO A57 hits the streets (and it may arrive as early as this month).
The improved F1s will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, up from 3GB and 32GB, respectively, though the hardware itself, as well as the rest of the silicon, remains unchanged. The bump in memory ensures faster app load times and smoother multitasking, while the benefits of roomier storage are far more tangible — and perhaps to many, even more appealing.
The improved OPPO F1s will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, up from 3GB and 32GB, respectively.
To wit: 64GB of storage should be more than enough space to hold 20,000 selfies shot with the OPPO F1s, which is likely more than anyone is willing to take on any given day. And on the subject of selfies, the F1s retains the 16-megapixel front camera with a wider-than-usual f/2.0 aperture for crisp selfies even in dim lighting.
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The rear camera is still of the 13-megapixel kind, while a fingerprint sensor rests underneath the physical home button. At 5.5 inches and 720p resolution, the LCD screen remains perfectly adequate for typing tasks, playing games, and watching videos on the device. If there’s one hold-over from last year that we wish didn’t make the new version, it’s OPPO’s custom interface atop dated Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The upgraded OPPO F1s will retail for P13,990 ($281), which is P1,000 ($20) more than the existing model, when it goes on sale in a couple of days. Of course, you can still opt for the version with less RAM and storage, but given the mild price hike, you really shouldn’t.
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