At first, the craze was copying the iPhone and slapping a notch on any smartphone in 2018, this was followed by an evolution of that same notch to a water drop design after popular opinion showed that people really didn’t like the notch. This has then evolved to cutting holes through displays and including moving parts on phones to accommodate the selfie camera.
The OPPO F11 Pro is a big deal as it if the first mid-range device to feature a pop-up camera, essentially making the device notchless. The new 6.53-inch edge-to-edge display is what OPPO calls “panoramic screen”. This new design comes to the company’s selfie-centric F series, a series that has gained quite some traction in the market.
Aside from the attention-seeking display, OPPO has pushed the camera capabilities of the F11 and F11 Pro even further. This time around, we get a dual camera set up, 48MP + 5MP (depth sensor) with OPPO boasting of enhanced low-light photography thanks to the ‘Tetra cell technology’ employed in the F11 series. The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter and as mentioned earlier it is hidden from view and only pops-up when in use.
Other specifications of the OPPO F11 Pro include:
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor
- 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage
- 4000mAh battery
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
The duo, OPPO F11 and F11 Pro, are set for launch in Kenya by end of April, the 23 to be exact – if we’re to go by insider information. The company has not hinted at the expected price but going by tradition, we expect it to cost somewhere around Kes.35,000.
This new addition of the F11 series further pushes the levels of competition in this mid-range segment, where we have seen Samsung recently introduce the A-Series and Huawei launching the P30 Lite, actually, even the Infinix Zero 6 plays in this same segment. What this means, is more choice for the consumer and eventually, better specifications and lower prices.