The OPPO F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition is now available in Malaysia. To kick things off, an even special edition that’s signed by Messi, Neymar and Suarez will be up for auction.
In conjunction with OPPO’s partnership with the Catalan football team, OPPO had earlier announced a special FC Barcelona Edition for its current F1 Plus smartphone. If you’re a big Barça fan, you’ll be happy to know that it’s coming to Malaysia very soon.
In partnership with Barcelona FC, Oppo has a new pair of Oppo F1 Plus devices themed after the football club.
OPPO has been known, especially with their recent smartphones, to stick to a similar design language when it comes to new devices. Just take a look at the F1 compared to the R7 series of smartphones — they’re nearly identical.
However, the keyword here is “nearly”, as there are some noticeable physical features that separate the two smartphones. If we’re looking at the recent slew of photos shared by OPPO Malaysia CEO William Fang of the supposed F1 Plus, the same distinction can’t be made because it looks exactly like the newly announced R9.
“Selfie, wefie, wherever we go…”
By now I’m sure many of you have heard this incredibly catchy (and sometimes annoying) PSA from OPPO. As often as it gets stuck in your head, it does highlight one important thing — we’re taking more selfies today than we ever have in the past.
If you’re a smartphone maker, you’d definitely want to cash in on this — many are — and while OPPO’s recent attempt at a “selfie expert” fell sort of flat, their new duo looks much more promising.
OPPO is launching its new R9 series this Thursday and it will be a step above its current R7 series that’s powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 615 processor. Ahead of its launch, the purported spec sheet has been leaked on Twitter and it will come in two sizes.
As teased before, OPPO will be launching its new R9 smartphone on 17th March. For our local market, OPPO Malaysia has confirmed that it will arrive on our shores in April after its Chinese debut.
Speculation has been making its rounds on the upcoming OPPO R9 smartphone, many of which suggest that it could be OPPO’s new flagship device of the year especially considering the absence of the Find 9. Further “leaked” specifications hinted towards a flagship device too, but thanks to Chinese certification agency TENAA, we now know for certain one fact is true — the R9 is not the flagship you’re looking for.