OPPO, a world leading camera phone brand, recently launched the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus in Singapore. I had experience with the OPPO R series smartphone, I did a camera phone review on the OPPO R11 smartphone and you can check out the photos in my Flickr collection that I shot with the OPPO R11 along with the link to my review article!
During the launch event for the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus smartphone in Singapore, I had a short hands on with both OPPO R11s and R11s Plus, I really like the slim and sleek factor of both smartphones as well as the full screen display. With 16MP and 20MP cameras on the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus, it does pack a power punch to their photography capabilities, an area to look into if/when the opportunity arises.
If you are keen to check out the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus camera phones, you can visit OPPO interactive and fun pop-up store at Wisma Atria main entrance till 25the December 2017 from 12pm to 10pm daily. The OPPO pop-up store theme is “The Playground”, visitors can go in explore the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus camera phones, play with the new OPPO camera phones, take photos using the latest OPPO smartphones and have fun at the OPPO playground. You might bring back some gifts from there, I shall leave it to you, to visit and explore!
Let me share more key information and details on the OPPO R11s and R11s Plus smartphones:
The R11s and R11s Plus are OPPO’s latest flagship camera phones featuring dual 16MP and 20MP rear cameras that pack a powerful punch, performing as two primary cameras under different light conditions when capturing portrait shots.
Together with the rear cameras, both phones feature a 20MP front camera that utilises OPPO’s ground-breaking AI Beauty Recognition technology that recognises different human subjects in a selfie and makes customised beautification enhancements that appear subtle and natural.
With a higher sensitivity to light and a large aperture, images taken with the R11s and R11s Plus are clearer and brighter, and the viewing experience is enhanced with a 6.01-inch full-screen display and an 85.8 percent screen-to-body ratio on the R11s. On the other hand, the R11s Plus comes with a sizable 6.43-inch full-screen display.
New technology for the best photography on a smartphone
The dual rear cameras have been re-engineered to capture the highest quality of portraits for both day and night conditions.
The 16MP and 20MP rear cameras function as primary cameras under different light conditions. The 16MP rear camera takes on the primary role of normal everyday shots in brightly lit environments, while the 20MP high definition camera becomes the main camera for low-light environments. It will intelligently fuse 2.0µm pixels to quadruple (4X) the size of the photosensitive area of the sensor, increasing the overall sensitivity to light for all images.
Both cameras have a large f/1.7 aperture, allowing more light into the device. The dual camera set-up can also intelligently gauge distances between the phone and subject, creating soft and natural depth-of-field effects that highlight the subject. With a large aperture in normal daylight and software treatment, the bokeh effect looks real and natural.
OPPO’s AI Beauty Recognition technology on the front camera scans for 254 facial recognition points in 3D for each subject, references them against a database of facial images, and analyses features based on gender, age, skin texture, skin colour, expression and environment scenarios before making customised enhancements for each subject.
Simple yet bold design
The R11s takes on a new approach to design. The 6.01-inch FHD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 dpi offers users a vivid and outstanding visual display without having to increase the overall size of the phone. The R11s is available in black, champagne and red. The red model is a special variant, developed with a unique starry sky screen.
Equipped with a bigger screen, the R11s Plus offers a longer battery life, more RAM than the R11s, and is available in champagne and black.
Applying user-experience design and technical innovation, the R11s and R11s Plus are re-engineered to make video watching and gaming more comfortable. Port modules such as the headphone jack, speaker and mini USB port were shrunk further and fitted into the crescent arcs – the concave, indented bottom edges of the phones. This results in better sound projection without the user’s hands blocking the speakers during gameplay or watching videos, whilst at the same time enhancing the firm grip through a slimmer and sleeker body.
Enhanced user experience with ColorOS 3.2
The R11s and R11s Plus run on ColorOS 3.2 which has an overall smoother performance, is faster and safer, and even enables users to multitask using the split screen mode. Facial unlock uses AI to recognise the user, and can unlock the phone in just 0.08 seconds. Other unlocking functions such as password and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phones have also been made available.
When it comes to the CPU, it will switch to a high-performance mode when users activate the gaming app. While in this mode, the R11s and R11s Plus process gaming graphics at 60 frames per second (fps), double the rate of 30fps in other standard phones. The gameplay is more fluid, will not hang or pause*, or miss any frames that can affect multi-player games. While gaming, incoming calls, alarm clock and calendar alerts will only be notified as a banner on the screen, resulting in uninterrupted gameplay.
The R11s and R11s Plus are powered by the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 chipset that comes with exceptional battery life with the 3205mAh battery, and the proprietary VOOC Flash charge technology.
* Dependent on the mobile connection and specific games.
Pricing and Availability
The OPPO R11s camera phone is available for purchase in Singapore from 2 December for SGD699. Pre-order starts from 23 November at https://www.oppostore.com.sg/products/oppo-r11s. The OPPO R11s Plus will go on sale on 9 December and will be priced at SGD849.
The OPPO R11s and R11s Plus specifications:
Colour: [Champagne, Black, Red for R11s] / [Champagne, Black for R11s Plus] Availability vary by markets
Operating System: ColorOS 3.2
Processor: [Qualcomm Snapdragon 660]
GPU: [Adreno 512]
RAM: R11s 4 GB, R11s Plus 6 GB
Storage: 64 GB (Support microSD card up to 256GB)
Battery: 3205mAh or 4000mAh Li-Po Battery (typical value, irremovable)
Size: 6.01 inches
Resolution: FHD (2160 by 1080 pixels)
Colours: 16 million colours
Touchscreen: Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen, Gorilla Glass 5, Support for Gloved and Wet Touch Input
Dual Rear Cameras: 16MP for daylight, 20MP for low-light conditions
Front Camera: 20MP
Aperture Rear: f/1.7 + f/1.7
Aperture Front: f/2.0
Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz, 5GHz
NFC: Not available
Sensors: Distance Sensor, Light Sensor, G-sensor, E-compass
* Information and details courtesy of OPPO Singapore and MSL Singapore *