The F1 Plus, which the company says is a high-spec variant and has a more sophisticated camera function, will be available from April.

"By officially announcing our emphasis on 'Camera Phones', Oppo reiterates the focus on mobile camera technology", Sky Li, Oppo global vice president and managing director for International Mobile Business, said at a grand launch event here.

Speaking about the specs of F1, officials said it features a standout 8 MP front-facing camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture lens and 1/4-inch sensor. It also offers Oppo's patented 'Beautify 3.0' feature, that has a screen-flash to make snapping selfies in low-light conditions.

"It can also shoot selfies using hand gestures and spoken commands," said an official, adding that the F1's 13-MP rear camera has a focus time of just 0.1 seconds, and an anti-shake optimisation feature automatic selection of the clearest image from a huge buffer of data.

"We have another surprise for Indian consumers who pursue supreme photography performance. The F1 Plus will be a high-spec variant with 5.5" FHD Screen, a 4GB RAM and an enhanced front camera. This will be available from April for Rs 26,990", he added.