Earlier this year, Oppo launched the A57 in India, priced at Rs 14,990. Now, the company has launched a re-branded version of the smartphone called, the Oppo F3 Lite, in Vietnam. Just like the Oppo A57, the F3 Lite also sports a 16-megapixel front camera with built-in ‘Beautify 4.0’ mode. The smartphone is priced at Rs $240 (Rs 15,500 approximately), and will be available in gold and black colors.
The Oppo F3 Lite comes with just few minor upgrades like the internal storage can now be expanded up to 256GB as compared to 128GB in the A57. The F3 Lite features a metal unibody design with a capsule-shaped home button on the front that also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor.
Oppo F3 Lite specifications
The smartphone flaunts a 5.2-inch HD IPS display. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. There is also 32GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and laser focus. The smartphone is backed by a 2,900mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, OTG support and 3.5mm audio jack. However, one disappointment is that the phone still runs on a dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Oppo F3 Diwali Limited Edition launched in India: Price, specifications and features
While Indian brands are showing very slow growth, Chinese smartphone companies have strengthened their position in Indian smartphone market in Q2 2017. Oppo is one of the major brands with a strong offline presence in the Indian market. According to IDC’s latest reports, Oppo is the fourth fastest growing brand in India. Recently, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approved Oppo’s application to open single-brand retail stores in the country. ALSO READ: The success that Oppo and Vivo have tasted in India hints at reasons well beyond specifications