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#228996 2-Feb-2018 13:34
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Attended the launch party, in Sydney, last night. OPPO is well known in the home theatre circles and have been working the smartphone segment as well.

 

Interestingly, the R11s is similar in size to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro but thinner and feel lighter too. The only thing I miss is the NFC option for mobile payments. Facial recognition unlock is pretty cool. And the camera is really nice.

 

 

OPPO has announced the latest addition to its camera-focused R-Series, the R11s. OPPO’s latest devices continue to push the boundaries of its camera phones, utilising the latest photographic innovations, artificial intelligence (AI) and a full HD+ screen.

 

Both the front and rear cameras of the new R11s have been significantly updated. They sport a brand new rear 20MP+16MP dual camera, as well as a front facing 20MP camera, ensuring users capture crystal clear images with every shot.

 

The new R11s also includes flagship features, such as AI facial recognition technology, which unlocks your device in 0.08 seconds, and a fully immersive 6.01” full HD+ display on the R11s.

 

“Smartphones are the camera of choice for many New Zealanders. It’s what they use to capture, enjoy and replay every moment of their lives. The R11s offers Kiwis an exceptional photography experience, which will have them taking shots like a pro thanks to OPPO’s camera innovations,” said Terence Tan, Sales Director at OPPO New Zealand.

 

“From new software and hardware enhancements, to artificial intelligence, OPPO is ensuring it delivers a superior photography experience to all New Zealanders,” said Terence.

 

What makes the R11s’ cameras special is both operate as primary cameras, rather than the conventional format, where one camera takes the lead.

 

The 16MP rear camera takes on the primary role of normal everyday shots in brightly lit environments, while the 20MP HD camera is the main camera for low light environments. Both cameras provide an f/1.7 aperture, allowing more light into the device, enabling consumers to capture the highest quality portraits, day and night.

 

The front camera has also received a major upgrade. The 20MP front camera utilises OPPO’s groundbreaking self-learning AI Beauty Recognition technology, that identifies over 254 facial recognition points of the subject and references them against millions of facial images to make subtle, natural enhancements.

 

The AI facial recognition technology also enables users quick access to their device. The camera instantly recognises key facial feature points and swiftly unlocks the device in 0.08 seconds.

 

Bringing images to life is the camera phone’s new display. The R11s comes with a 6.01-inch FHD+ screen with 2160 x 1080 dpi and 18:9 aspect ratio, creating a immersive user experience. The 85.8 percent screen to surface ratio is the highest for any OPPO phone to date.

 

Exclusively on the Red version of the R11s, OPPO has introduced a ‘starry sky’ gradient effect on the screen, blurring the boundaries and bringing a wider view for users. New Zealand retailers will also stock black and gold variants of the device. 

 

“The R11s provides flagship quality features and hardware without the high price point. We want to continue bringing Kiwis the best camera phones without breaking the bank,” said Terence.

 

The new device will be available from 8 February at Noel Leeming, 2degreesmobile, JB Hi-Fi, PB Tech, Smiths City and available online at The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery.

 

 

 





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  #1950735 2-Feb-2018 14:18
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No NFC is just weird... claiming “flagship features” for this phone but then ensuring owners can’t even use it for mobile payments, doesn’t match up. I’d looked at its predecessor (the R11) as a possible replacement to my Mate 8 but its lack of NFC ruled it out as I like Android Pay too much to give up that feature.

Anyway, any idea of RRP?



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  #1952325 6-Feb-2018 11:14
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Lack of OS update has really bothered me. I got one for my mother in law - and the hardware has been great but not the software part.

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  #1952487 6-Feb-2018 15:57
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So basically a poor man's OnePlus 5T

 

Interesting to see 2D stocking it given local Telco's seemingly anti Dual Sim stance 


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  #1971175 8-Mar-2018 12:43
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Can you use Windows Launcher on the R11s? I am considering getting one, but don't  like what I read about ColorOS. I have been using Windows Launcher, and would like to use it on any next phone


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  #1971209 8-Mar-2018 13:32
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rbt1950:

Can you use Windows Launcher on the R11s? I am considering getting one, but don't  like what I read about ColorOS. I have been using Windows Launcher, and would like to use it on any next phone



I have one and don't mind color IS too much a few wee quirks I don't love and it annoys me that the placement of icons are not as configurable as I would like. I have been thinking about MS launcher but have not taken the plunge yet so cannot answer your question sorry.

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  #1972209 10-Mar-2018 07:22
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rbt1950:

Can you use Windows Launcher on the R11s? I am considering getting one, but don't  like what I read about ColorOS. I have been using Windows Launcher, and would like to use it on any next phone



Yes you can I have installed it on mine.

 
 
 
 


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  #1972451 10-Mar-2018 17:23
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epr:
rbt1950:

 

Can you use Windows Launcher on the R11s? I am considering getting one, but don't  like what I read about ColorOS. I have been using Windows Launcher, and would like to use it on any next phone

 



Yes you can I have installed it on mine.

 

OK, thank you, good to know.


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  #1972453 10-Mar-2018 17:36
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I stopped by JB HiFi in Queensgate today. There is a huge standalone R11 stand that's playing an Apple iPhone promo video and has been (apparently) for a few days.

 

 

 

 

Hey @freitasm any idea why this image keeps being reoriented when I try to upload it? Aren't vertical photos supported? smile


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  #1983009 25-Mar-2018 20:05
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Also have this phone at the moment, and while NFC may seem like a minor feature to them, it prevents me from "forgetting" to bring my wallet with me for payments.

The camera is really good though!




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  #1983034 25-Mar-2018 20:54
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no nfc? why would they even....





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I was also surprised considering how much they wanted to make this a "top end" phone yet can't even NFC...




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  #1984088 27-Mar-2018 09:46

No NFC because this is the same hardware (with a few variations in LTE bands) as sold in China and other markets where NFC is a non-event. Tighter vertical integration, no need to redesign the hardware for another antenna, et cetera et cetera. BBK (the parent company of OPPO, Vivo, and OnePlus) are very good at that cross-market hardware synergy. Downside is you then end up with the lowest common denominator in terms of hardware features, but you do of course get more bang for buck.





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  #1984096 27-Mar-2018 10:04
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How is the OS of this one compared to OnePlus?




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  #1984123 27-Mar-2018 10:39
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Not as polished in terms of translations but it's pretty good. Remember though you can't change the default SMS app. Other than this I thought it really good. Had lots of fun changing themes (currently using a OnePlus 5T).





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