The Oppo R11 takes great photos from both sides

Oppo first dual camera phone also packs a powerful selfie camera too

Oppo aims to cement its spot at the top among mid-range smartphones, this time with a dual 20MP and 16MP rear camera, plus a 20MP front shooter for pro-level photos in your pocket. 

Forget its passing resemblance to a certain fruit branded device – the new Oppo R11 has a curved back for a better grip, and it’s smaller and lighter even though it shares the same screen real estate.

The R-series continuously makes bold claims to the smartphone photography throne, and the Oppo R11 is no exception. The wide-angle 16MP is paired with a 20MP telephoto for real 2x zoom, and comes with simulated background bokeh for portraits. 

The big f/1.7 aperture allows for better low light photos, with a customised image processor, (the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP for you tech-heads) for faster focus and more vivid colours.

It’s different on the flipside however. The 20MP front camera features nude makeup effects from its foreground bokeh effect,  automatic HDR, and beautify mode.

Inside the phone is enough power to run just about any app smoothly - a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM memory that supports a 256GB micro SD card, if the internal storage runs out because you took too many pictures.

Like the Oppo R9s, the button (which doubles as a fingerprint scanner) isn’t really a button, but it gives a vibrating feedback when pressed. Scratch one point for the fact the Oppo R11 hasn’t made the jump to the USB Type-C bandwagon, though the cool VOOC fast charge remains a staple.

 

Now available in Singapore

The Oppo R11 is on sale from 1 July onwards for S$699. Anxious new owners can pre-order their R11 from today here