Not half a year passed and Oppo revealed the latest smartphone in their R series, R11s and its Plus twin. Both of them are what you’d expect from 2017 mobile devices – thin bezels, dual camera and dependable batteries – but there are some quirks thrown in too #mobilemagic
You don’t have to be extremely observant to see that the new Oppo phones have an interface like the one found on iPhones and an equally similar design. The 6-inch and 6.43-inch smartphones sport 18:9 ratio displays, an old micro-USB standard and the thoroughly-missed headphone jack. As with all the other Oppo phones, the emphasis is put on the camera here.
There’s a dual module with f1.7 but unlike most of its premium competitors, this one doesn’t use one rear shooter, while the other one is a tele or monochrome lens. Both cameras are capable of taking pictures and R11s is smart enough to know when to use each. In low lighting, the 20MP lens will step forward leaving the 16MP one have fun with daylight images.
How about the selfie camera? This is where Oppo has always excelled. A big part of R11′ success was due to FotoNation’s Beautification camera software that brings out the best features of a user, taking the perfect portrait in the process. R11s’ 20MP selfie shooter is this time trained to capture a flawless self-portrait. The AI gets rid of wrinkles and other signs of advancing in age as well as smoothening the skin. Everything is done locally, so no private data transpires online.
What about the famous 5x zoom feature? Unfortunately, the company wasn’t able to launch it with this phone. As far as hardware goes, there’s a 3,200mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on the R11s, while the Plus version sports a 4,000mAh cell, 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
Both Oppo phones will go on sale this month in China, afterwards in Taiwan and Singapore, with Australian customers expecting to receive it next year. The standard model will cost 2,999 Chinese yuan (which is around AU$590), while the Plus version is going to retail for 3,699 Chinese yuan (AU$730).