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Soon after launching the F3 Rose Gold colour variant in India, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has recently launched a special Signature Edition of its popular selfie-centric smartphone, Oppo F3 in the Indian market. Dubbed as the “Oppo F3 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition”, the new special edition of Oppo F3 comes decorated with Oppo’s brand ambassador and Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s laser signature at the rear panel. In addition, the new edition of the smartphone also comes equipped with specially designed logo with Deepika Padukone’s initials. The new Oppo F3 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 19,990 and the same will be made available for purchase starting August 21 (Monday) via e-commerce website Flipkart.com as well as all leading offline retail stores across the country in Rose Gold variant.

As part of an introductory offer, the company also announced a special offer for the Oppo F3 Deepika Padukone Limited Edition buyers. Customers purchasing a Deepika Padukone’s signature edition smartphone will get a special photo frame gift package. Besides this, the Chinese company also announced a social media campaign for the new Limited Edition smartphone.

Commenting on the launch, Deepika Padukone, Oppo’s brand ambassador, said, “Opportunities like these are always fun and exciting! Rose gold is one of my all-time favorite colors. I love the way the phone looks and I hope my fans like it as much as I do.”

However, apart from its cosmetic changes, the rest specifications and features are same to same as we have seen in the other existing Oppo F3 models. The key highlight of the Oppo F3 is its dual front-facing camera setup, one of the camera comes with a 16-megapixel standard lens, while the other front camera features an 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. Just like the Oppo F3 Plus front camera, “one for selfie, one for group selfie”.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Oppo F3 sports a 5.5 inch In-Cell TFT Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a scratch resistance 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T6 octa-core processor clubbed with Mali T860 image processing unit to handle the graphics. In terms of memory, the phone is backed up by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. Talking about its software fronts, the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Oppo F3 runs company’s ColorUI 3.0 custom UI skin, based on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Interestingly, there is a new feature called “Clone Apps” that allows you to use two WhatsApp accounts on the smartphone. In terms of design, the Oppo F3 looks similar to the Oppo F3 Plus that was launched in March.

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In terms of optics, Oppo F3 comes with a 13 Megapixel 1.3-inch sensor rear camera with Dual Focus Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), dual tone LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording. Talking about its selfie camera, Oppo F3 comes with a dual front camera setup, which includes a 16-megapixel 1.3-inch primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with 120-degree wide-angle view for group selfies. The smartphone comes with a Smart Facial Recognition feature that will automatically notify users to switch to ‘Group Selfie’ mode if there are more than three people in the frame. The Oppo F3 comes with various camera features, including the Beautify 4.0 app, Screen Flash, Selfie Panorama and Palm Shutter.

Oppo F3 sports a full-metal unibody design with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that is housed underneath a capsule-sized physical Home Button of the device. The company claims that the fingerprint sensor unlocks the smartphone in as little as 0.2 seconds. On the connectivity front, the Oppo F3 comes with two different slots for two different SIM cards (Nano + Nano) and a separate slot for a micro-SD card (triple-slot tray). Apart from this, the smartphone also offers various connectivity options including 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB OTG support, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microUSB v2.0 for charging and data transfer. On the battery front, the Oppo F3 smartphone draws its power from a 3,200mAh non-removable battery. Dimensionally, the handset measures 153.3 x 75.3 x 7.3mm and weighs 153 grams.