One of the biggest tributes that a multi-national brand can pay to a country’s culture is to launch variants in tune with that country’s cultural ethos. So while a burger brand introduced rice balls on it’s menu in Japan, a pizza brand opened a pure veg outlet in Ahmedabad. OPPO Mobiles too, has recognised the importance of the Indian market and, as a tribute to the country’s biggest festival – Diwali – has launched a special limited edition version of one of their bestselling smartphones, the OPPO F1s Diwali Edition.
Diwali is the time when we are all dressed in our festive best and what better time than that to take beautiful selfies? Diwali is also the time when we gift our loved ones special gifts and a great performing, beautiful-looking smartphone is definitely one of the most desired gifts.
The OPPO F1s Diwali Edition features the same fluid, slim metallic body with thin metallic bands on the top and the bottom as the OPPO F1s and comes in a soft matte gold finish. The true beauty of the limited edition version is on theback which features the signatures of the OPPO brand ambassadors – Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor – along with a gilded symbol to signify the flame of the Diwali lamps. The outer packaging too, has the special Diwali logo on it.
As with the normal OPPO F1s, this one too comes with a transparent silicone back case, a charger and cord as well as earphones.
OPPO has also made one ultra-special Diwali edition device that has the OPPO logo and brand ambassador signatures in 18ct gold on it! This is the only piece of it’s kind in the world and will be up for auction on the OPPO website from the 10th of Oct 12am to the 12th of Oct 5pm. The entire amount from the sale of that device will go to Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan foundation that helps Cancer patients. Not only that, OPPO will also be donating double the auction amount to YouWeCan! That is indeed a wonderful gesture to spread some festive cheer among those who aren’t as fortunate as us.
Coming back to the F1s Diwali Edition, just like the original Selfie Expert, this one too, has the same specifications like a 3GB ROM and 32GB RAM. It also has a fingerprint scanner that unlocks the phone just 0.2 seconds. This limited edition boasts of a 16mp front camera and Beautify 4.0 – all the better to take gorgeous Diwali selfies my dear.
The interface of the OPPO F1s Diwali Edition is also different than the normal one with specially designed icons with a bright, festive colour.
OPPO truly does fit it’s phone with amazing cameras and the resultant pictures are so good and naturally beautiful that you don’t need to edit them at all (exccept perhaps, cropping and resizing). I love clicking selfies with the the OPPO F1s because the Beautify 4.0 makes my skin look naturally beautiful and flawless. Don’t believe me? Check out the pictures below, all of which have been clicked on the OPPO F1s Diwali Edition….
Unlike a lot of smartphone cameras that cause the image to become grainy or blurry upon zooming, the OPPO F1s maintains the crisp colour and sharpness of the image despite zooming in. All the better to capture the details on your clothes and jewellery, isn’t it?
Diwali is also the time when we take a lot of low light pictures and pictures with lit diyas in a dark background. The F1s handles that challenge as beautifully as a professional camera like in these pictures…
Since this is a Selfie Expert, how can I not share some of my selfies? Take a look…
In this above picture, you can see my fine lines and blemishes on my skin since I haven’t used the Beautify 4.0. Despite that, the image is so sharp and vivid, the colours, crisp and true.
One doesn’t need to be a pro or an experienced photographer to click good pictures because with the OPPO F1s, even children can become ace photographers. My sons clicked the following pictures for me…
These two pictures are slightly blurry but that is because their little hands aren’t able to hold the phone as steadily as we adults can. Despite that, the camera has given really beautiful results, don’t you think?
Priced at ₹17,990, the sale of the OPPO F1s Diwali Edition will begin from the 14th of October but you can pre-order your device between the 8th to the the 13th of October at the OPPO Concept Stores.
OPPO has made the already beautiful F1s device even more special with the gilded Diwali symbol and the signatures of the brand ambassadors making the OPPO F1s Diwali Edition a wonderful gift this festive season for your loved ones.
Let me know your thoughts on the phone and on these pictures in the comments below. I’m looking forward to reading them.