Dual cameras for selfies? The Oppo F3 Plus delivers

This just might be the ultimate phone for selfie addicts

The dual camera trend’s really taken off over the past year or so and nearly every new flagship now offers a dual-lens solution. And we’re absolutely chuffed about this. But wait, there’s more on the way - Oppo’s turned the dial all the way to 11 by putting two cameras on the front of their latest smartphone.

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? As you must have gathered by now, Oppo’s put two cameras at the front of the new F3 Plus - a 16MP camera for ‘regular’ selfies, and an 8MP camera with a 120-degree field of view for group selfies. That ‘main’ selfie camera’s for regular selfies - for when you’re standing in front of the Taj Mahal and want to capture your cheesy grin for posterity (watch out for the hordes of monkeys, though).

Meanwhile, the wide-angle camera should make boozy late night selfies of your entire gang a lot more fun. The twin cameras also help add bokeh and a dreamy depth-of-field effect. Yup, we didn’t think anything could make a selfie look dignified, and we’re still waiting to try this, but our hopes are high.

There’s some software trickery too - smart facial recognition and Beauty 4.0, which should jazz up your mug to a level a fashion mag’s photo editor would be proud of.

All that doesn’t quite mean Oppo’s ignored buyers who just want to take nice holiday shots. So, there’s a 16MP rear-facing camera  (using Sony’s IMX 398 sensor). The f/1.7  lens and 1/2.8 sensor should make night time shots a lot better.

Plus, indeed

 

The rest of the specs are ‘Plus’ indeed. There’s a 6in Full HD display (protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5), a metal unibody construction, a Snapdragon 653 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (expandable by up to 256GB), dual SIM (second SIM slot doubles up as the microSD slot), a fingerprint scanner which features app launch, dual-band WiFi, VOOC fast charging which promises 2 hours of talk time with a 5-min top-up. Phew!

As for the OS, the F3 Plus runs Color OS 3.0 - Unfortunately, it’s based on Android Marshmallow, although we hope an upgrade to Nougat isn’t too far away.

Keen on getting your hands on Oppo’s newest flagship? Pre-orders for the gold variant are on now, with sales starting April 1 (a black variant will also be launched soon). As for the price, the F3 Plus lists at ₹30,990.