OPPO, a leading global camera phone brand, recently launched the OPPO R11, its flagship model smartphone. The OPPO R11 smartphone is packed with the world’s first 20MP front and 20MP + 16MP rear dual cameras and that is something that caught my attention.
At the recent OPPO R11 launch event, I had a short time to hold, feel and touch the latest OPPO flagship smartphone. My initial impression was on that weight of the R11, it was very lightweight and easy to carry. The OPPO R11 ergonomic design and slim feature got my attention too! The screen resolution is FHD, the quality and colours are sharp and good.
Being a photographer and avid mobile phone photography person, the smartphone camera always get my most attention and time (of the limited time at the event to test the smartphone) during any smartphone launch event. During the launch event, I took snapshots of the surroundings and landscapes using the OPPO R11, viewed it from the smartphone, I looked at them and think to myself, it’s pretty good.
Sean Deng, Managing Director of OPPO Singapore, said: “OPPO is committed to bringing the best technology enhancements in camera phones to Singaporeans.”
“Our flagship model R11, the latest model in our R-series of high performance camera phones, is a step forward in mobile technology to bring users a powerful product that delivers on innovation, speed, state-of-the-art design and an exceptional camera that dramatically improves picture clarity,” he said.
At the OPPO R11 launch event, there were portraits shot with the OPPO R11, printed and mounted on frames for us to view the quality of portraits shot with the OPPO R11. The photos looked impressive, coming from a smartphone camera. I hope to share more on this if there is an opportunity to review the OPPO R11 smartphone in the future.
In my personal humble opinion, the OPPO R11 targets the young and sophisticated users, with its slim and ergonomic smartphone factor, a lifestyle fashionable smartphone powered with its 20MP front and 20MP + 16MP rear dual cameras.
Let me share some key information on the OPPO R11 smartphone cameras from the press release:
R11 takes clearer portraits with hardware and software upgrades
With comprehensive hardware and software upgrades, the OPPO R11 brings a brand-new user experience for portrait shooting.
For its hardware, the R11 is equipped with a 20MP front camera and a 20MP+16MP rear dual camera, the foundation for its excellent photography capabilities. Besides the cameras, OPPO worked jointly with Qualcomm to customize a flagship image processor, namely the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ 160 ISP for the R11, and optimized its performance on the Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform.
Together with its IMX398 sensor and an f/1.7 big aperture, the R11 boasts a faster focus speed than the earlier R9s model, with more vivid colours and also better photographing capabilities in low light.
With new software enhancements, the R11’s rear dual camera provides a more natural bokeh effect. The R11 intelligently adjusts exposure levels between the portrait subjects and the background by automatically identifying more than 100 daily scene settings, which allows users to shoot clear and bright portraits in very different environments. It all can be realized by simply activating the “Portrait” function on the camera, without any complicated manual settings.
For those who love taking selfies:
R11 can now provide refreshing photos with nude makeup effects, thanks to the foreground bokeh effect, the automatic HDR function, and intelligent skin tone beautification technology. Every portrait, either shot by the front camera or the rear camera, is now stunningly beautiful.
Now, let me share more information on the ergonomic and design aspects of the OPPO R11 from the press release information:
Futuristic, fluid design gives R11 a slimmer and ergonomic touch
The body of the OPPO R11 encompasses all-new antenna lines 2.0 by using customized tungsten blades flowing from the arcs to the top of the phone. The visibly fluid design of all new ultra-fine antenna lines 2.0 reduces the previous three antenna lines to two, while maintains its functionality with 4G signal enhancer and 2×2 MIMO WiFi, leading to faster and smoother surfing on the phone. The smooth base curves of the R11 is produced with new forging and pressing technology, making this streamlined object firm to the touch and yet a sight to behold.
Brains meets brawn in a smartphone that moves with life
The OPPO R11 boasts a 5.5-inch high-definition display screen on a 1.6mm frame, giving users an outstanding visual display. The 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM memory supports a 256GB micro SD card. The solid-state lightning-fast fingerprint identification makes unlocking the phone more precise for the user. Furthermore, the R11 is fitted with a massive 3000mAh battery and OPPO’s patented low-voltage VOOC flash charge technology, achieving two hours of talk time in just five minutes.
Pricing and Availability
OPPO R11 Technical Specifications and Information
Weight: 50g (with BATT)
Colour: Gold, Black
Operating System: ColorOS 3.1, Android 7.1
Processor: Qualcomm SDM 660, Octa-core (4 x2.2GHz, 4 x1.9GHz)
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 64 GB (Support microSD card up to 256GB)
Battery: 3000mAh (Typical Value) Li-Po Battery (unremovable)
Charger: VOOC Flash Charge mini
Type: AMOLED (PPI 401)
Resolution: FHD (1920 by 1080 pixels)
Colors: 16 million colors
Touchscreen: Multi-touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Rear Camera: 16M (f/1.7) + 20M (f/2.6)
Rear Sensor: IMX398 + IMX376
Front Camera: 20M (f/2.0)
Bluetooth: 4.2 LE
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Sensors: E-compass, G-sensor, Gyro-meter, Light and Proximity Sensor
* Information and pictures courtesy of OPPO Singapore and MSLGROUP *