Sunday, September 24, 2017

OPPO F3 Grand Launch in the Philippines: The Groufie Shot Just Got Awesome

Awesome OPPO F3 Groufie

By Monch "TechMonchster" Henares

OPPO Philippines recently held a grand launch of the OPPO F3, "The Selfie Expert", at the Conrad Manila Forbes Ballroom. OPPO is known for its impressive launches, and this was no exception. It was a star-studded evening filled with fun, and surprises. In attendance of this prestigious event were OPPO's partners, dealers, and friends from the media.

Event Invite

Hosting the show was TV personality and UAAP star volleyball player, Gretchen Ho

Program Host - Gretchen Ho

Ananda Pan, Chief Operating Officer of OPPO Philippines welcomed everyone to the launch, and was proud to announce that the German-based market research organization GfK reported that OPPO is now the second best-selling smartphone brand in the ASEAN's fastest growing mobile market, the Philippines.

Ananda Pan, OPPO Philippines COO delivers the Opening Remarks

Soon after the fantastic specs and features of the OPPO F3 were revealed by OPPO exceutives, the mesmerizing extravaganza began. A beautifully choreographed Vogue inspired dance routine started the show followed by two hot song numbers by OPPO's latest female ambassador, singer/actress Sarah Geronimo

OPPO Celebrity Ambassador,  Sarah Geronimo

Following Sarah G's heart-stumping numbers, the introduction of the OPPO F3 Influencers began. Celebrity influencers composed of young and vibrant personalities are; Jasmine Curtis-SmithElla Cruz, Robi Domingo, Joshua Garcia, Kris Bernal, Bea Binene, Jeron Teng, Rocco Nacino, Ruru Madrid, Derrick Monasterio, Max Collins, Apple David, Ronnie Alonte, and Carla Lizardo... all of them doing their own version of a typical Selfie and Groupie. Capping the list were OPPO Official Ambassadors, Sarah G and Alden "AldubRichards.

OPPO Influencers and Ambassadors having fun with the OPPO F3 on stage.

Press Release

New OPPO F3 Ushers Next Wave of Stunning Groufies

Global electronics brand OPPO is driving the next wave of the groufie revolution with the launch of its latest Dual-Selfie Camera Phone, the OPPO F3.  For only php 16,990, the newest member of the F3 series family will go on sale starting May 13 in the Philippines as well as in India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Indonesia.

“We at OPPO always strive to reinvent the mobile experience, and the release of the F3 reflects our relentless passion for even better smartphone photography,” OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng said.  “Through our continued innovation, we hope to cement our brand’s position as the leading camera phone in the industry.”

OPPO’s recent focus on creating the perfect groufie follows a growing trend in groufies especially among younger users on social media.  “Filipinos are known for our strong relationships with family and friends,” Cheng explained.  “With a phone like the F3, it becomes easier for us to turn every ordinary event into special moments with the people we love best.”

  Stephen Cheng
OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager

Perfect Groufies Anytime, Anywhere

Like its predecessor the F3 Plus, the OPPO F3 is designed with a 16-megapixel selfie-focused main camera paired with a sub-camera capable of capturing groufies through a larger field of view.  This wide-angle camera also inherits the earlier model’s distortion-minimizing features to prevent image warping, while OPPO’s Beautify 4.0 photo editing software ensures a fresh look with every snap.

Dual-Selfie Camera

Farewell to the Selfie Stick

Fitting an entire gang insided a single shot will no longer be a struggle, and travel selfies won’t have to crop out the background and look like they were done in the backyard.

With twice the size of a selfie camera’s field of view, the secondary camera can easily include either a large group inside the picture frame or the background during a memorable trip—all without a selfie stick. This helps reduce the number of accessories needed for groufies and travel selfies.

Wider Angle

Superb inside and Out

For added sleekness without compromising gripping comfort, the OPPO F3 is crafted using exclusive u-rail spray technology that allows the body frame width to go as thin as 2.0 millimeters – 27% slimmer than the F1’s.  The aluminum body has also undergone 220 fine zirconium sandblasting treatments to achieve its polished, delicate look that appears natural.

The screen is built with a 5.5 inch 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with pre-applied protective coating for unmatched durability and scratch resistance. FHD in-cell technology further gives the phone display crystal clear visibility and vividness despite the glare of the sun on the glass surface.

To fulfill the user’s need for speed, the OPPO F3’s home-button fingerprint reader provides lightning-speed touch access in just 2.0 seconds – the fastest in the market.

Backing the OPPO F3’s advanced features is an octa-core processor supported by 4GB of RAM and a 64GB ROM. A triple-slot tray also accommodates two nano 4G SIM cards and one micro SD card to expand memory up to 128GB.

Even the rear camera offers high-quality performance, Powered by PDAF technology, the back camera is capable of fast focusing speeds to capture precious moments without causing any blurring.
“Our latest Group Selfies Expert is a total package that comes at an affordable price,” Cheng added. “With its combined features from the front and back cameras to the aesthetics and battery life, the F3 holds great potential in taking the groufie trend to new heights.”

The Gold Variant of the OPPO F3 will come out in the Philippines stores beginning May 13. For more details, visit, or log on to

Photo Source: OPPO FB Page for Sarah Geronimo and Gretchen Ho

Monch Henares is primarily a tech and motoring specialist. He is also an inventor and an electronics and gadget enthusiast.  He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for 10 years, and is now based in Manila, Philippines. 
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