Chinese smartphone major OPPO launched two new handsets at a launch event yesterday in Mumbai. These devices include the OPPO F11 Pro and its less expensive sibling the OPPO F11. Both the handsets are mid-range handsets that come with competitive specifications and above average camera hardware. The F11 Pro, in particular, features what OPPO refers to as the ‘rising camera’ which is OPPO-speak for what we commonly refer to as the ‘popup camera.’ Anyway, the OPPO F11 Pro is the second handset to release in India with a popup camera in 2019, the first one being the Vivo V15 Pro that was launched just a few days ago in the country. Anyway, let us now take a closer look at the specifications and features of the OPPO F11 and the F11 Pro.
OPPO F11, F11 Pro Top Features, hardware specifications
The OPPO F11 and the F11 Pro feature near-identical specifications with the differences only being in that the F11 lacks the pop-up front-facing camera and comes with a waterdrop display notch instead. There is also some difference as far as the RAM and storage capacities are concerned. All other specifications on both the handsets remain the same. Let us take a look at the detailed specs. Note that both these handsets come in a single RAM and storage capacity variant. It is also interesting to note that the lower priced F11 actually gets more internal storage (128GB) than the pricier F11 Pro which comes with 64GB of storage.
As for the display, both the handsets feature a large 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels in the tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen to body ratio of 90.9 percent. The front fascia on both the handsets is near-bezel-less. Both the handsets use the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. The OPPO F11 Pro gets by with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while the F11 Pro gets 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. It is rather strange to see the more expensive variant feature lower storage capacity. Both the handsets run Android 9 Pie underneath OPPO’s own Color OS 6 UI which features several improvements and feature additions.
The camera hardware on the OPPO F11 and the OPPO F11 Pro include a primary 48-megapixel sensor at the rear which is mated to a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. On the F11 Pro, this front-facing shooter is housed inside the pop-up mechanism. Both the handsets feature AI-powered beautification modes and advanced Portrait mode options. The front facing camera is also used for the face unlock feature. The primary rear camera uses a 6P lens array and has an aperture of f/1.79 that promises great low light imaging. It also features a dedicated night mode for long exposure imaging. Like several new handsets released of late, the camera on the OPPO F11 Pro also comes with pixel-binning technology, which allows amalgamation of four adjacent pixels (2×2 grid) into one super-pixel and does result in 48MP output. The rear camera on the F11 Pro is also capable of recognizing 23 types of scenes and automatically applies the right settings.
Both the OPPO F11 and the F11 Pro feature a 4000 mAh battery and come with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. Thanks to this feature, the phone claims to charge from 0 to 100 percent in about 80 minutes. The dual camera setup at the rear is in a vertical stack. Both the phones come with micro USB connectivity instead of using a USB Type-C port. The device also supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, and NFC.
OPPO F11, F11 Pro Price in India, First Sale Date, Launch Offers
The prices of the OPPO F11 and the F11 Pro are as follows
- OPPO F11 PRO: INR 24,990
- OPPO F11: INR 19,990
Both the handsets are now available for pre-order and will go on sale starting March 15, 2019. Both the handsets will be available across all major online and offline retail stores across India. The handsets also come with several launch offers. These include a 5% cashback offers from HDFC Bank; a PayTM cashback offer worth INR 3400, Jio benefits worth INR 3200 and up to 3.2TB of data and a free mobile insurance offer from IDFC First Bank.