One cannot but help think about narcissism when it comes to snapping selfies, and Oppo has certainly brought the dark arts of selfies to a whole new level with their range of selfie smartphones in the past. The Oppo R11 is the latest selfie smartphone to take centerstage, and those who are interested in looking their very best for their social media profile photos might want to dig into what this $485 smartphone is able to deliver. The Oppo R11 is set for a China release this Saturday, June 10, and the official price tag remains unknown at present time although there are rumors pointing to the asking price of $485 as mentioned earlier.
The Oppo R11 arrives with Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box so that you do not have to worry about having to wait for the latest update after unboxing. The front-facing camera will not be the dull offerings of yesteryear, as it will deliver 20MP of selfie goodness. At the back lies a dual camera setup in order to join the bandwagon of smartphones that can capture stunning portrait shots with the ‘bokeh’ effect, although it remains to be seen whether the Oppo R11 is able to live up to form or not.
It has been a long journey of leaks for the Oppo R11 prior to its June 10, 2017 release date. Expect to bring home the Oppo R11 in either Black, Gold, or Rose Gold colors. This smartphone will arrive with a sleek metal unibody chassis, where the Home Button is located in front that will most probably carry the fingerprint scanner as well. Oppo looks as though they are not going to do away with a home button on the display itself just yet, so it might take one or two more iterations of their handsets before this China-based company plays catch up in terms of design with the likes of Samsung.
Right at the back are dual cameras, with a 20MP sensor for one and a 16MP sensor for the other. Just in case you need to throw some extra light around, there is a dual LED flash, while 2X optical zoom makes it easy to catch some shots from a distance without having to get up close and personal with the subject, and neither do you need to lose any resolution in the process.
The 3.5mm audio jack will remain at the bottom edge of the Oppo R11, while your eyes will be treated to a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution display. Underneath the hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, while 4GB of RAM will keep it going alongside 64GB of internal storage. The Color OS from Oppo will run atop the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, while the Oppo logo is located behind right smack in the center.
As for the front facing 20MP camera sensor, it ought to be ideal for selfies and video chats, although sending that much resolution through a video chat is definitely going to be a burden on your monthly data usage if you are running on a very limited data plan. A 2,900mAh battery will power the Oppo R11, where it has been rated to deliver up to an entire day’s worth of mixed use. Normally, lab tests and claims such as these would be far more optimistic compared to real world usage experience, so we would say that 2,900mAh will only get one through three quarters of a day with heavy usage, and a powerbank or lunch time charge is definitely more than welcome. Other connectivity options found on the Oppo R11 include 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.