|Meet Ollie, OPPO's official mascot|
For the very first time, OPPO Philippines visited Davao City to hold a media gathering event here to personally introduce their latest Selfie Expert smartphone called the F1s to the to the people of Davao. Thankfully, I and my fellow Davao Bloggers Society members were invited to this get-together along with other members of the local media and experience this selfie-centric smartphone first hand.
It was not actually a super high end media event but more of a simple lunch and meet up just to I think know each other and have a quick overview of what this new OPPO F1s is all about and why it has been making noise in the already crowded smartphone scene in the country. First off, it was revealed at the event that in September of this year, GFK which is a Germany-based market research organization released a report saying that OPPO has just become the second-bestselling smartphone brand in the Philippines doubling its market share from last year's data.
|Stephen Cheng, OPPO's Brand Marketing Manager|
Stephen Cheng, Brand Marketing Manager at OPPO Philippines shared...
"Our increasing shares show how we are able to capture what Filipinos want in a mobile device. We not only meet consumer demands for quality smartphones, but we also offer them at more affordable prices. This is an important factor that paved the way for our growth over the past year."Thanks to the OPPO's F1 series of smartphones and very competitive pricing of these devices for this success. It's actually quite fast and a remarkable achievement knowing that OPPO just entered the Philippine market only in 2014. And I have to agree that this latest OPPO F1s smartphone really sports a stunning build both inside and out especially in the camera department.
Going back to the event, it was held at The White House located at Camella Northpoint Davao City. The food that were served were really good and it was actually my first time being at this place and I already loved the place and the food. Then inside the venue, OPPO Philippines set up a place where units of OPPO F1s are available for us to explore and learn more about with the help of their very knowledgeable representatives. Now prior to this event, I had already tried the F1s and had already learned a lot of great stuff about the device, but I even learned more from these OPPO people about this phone.
|Davao Bloggers enjoying the OPPO F1s|
You may watch the quick hands-on video demo of OPPO F1s below which talks about its key features. Thanks to that ate (I forgot her name, sorry) who willingly and joyfully entertained us for this video, it was actually livestreamed on Davao Bloggers Society's Facebook page.
And of course, one of the highlights and my most favorite parts of the event was the raffling off of three OPPO F1s smartphones. So three winners were randomly selected and given this new selfie expert phone. I did not win though, but happy at the same time since one of the lucky winners is my fellow DBS member, Ace. Before he was announced as the winner, he was already impressed by this smartphone after trying one of the demo units so you can already imagine how happy he was winning one of these phones at the event. I now expect a lot of his selfie pics coming to my newsfeed in the coming days hehehe.
We really had fun at this media gathering and personally meeting the people from OPPO Philippines. It's nice reading and watching positive reviews of the F1s smartphone online, but it was more enjoyable experiencing the OPPO F1s personally and it will really make you want to own one especially if you are after a phone's beautiful design and very good camera quality.
Thank you so much OPPO Philippines for inviting me and Davao Bloggers Society to this event and we hope to meet you guys again very soon. Congratulations on your F1 Series success and I wish you more milestones moving forward not only in the Philippines but also in the international market. Also special thanks to our friends over at M2.0 Communications MJ Ballego, Ara Santos and Laila Opiña for organizing this gathering, hope you guys enjoyed Davao as well. : )
If you would like to learn more about the OPPO F1s smartphone, you may also check out my unboxing and initial impressions post here. I also created a separate post only talking about its camera features here. And of course check out the F1s smartphone at OPPO's concept stores and retailers nationwide and see for yourself how "Selfie Expert" this phone is.
Image Credits: OPPO PH (Facebook)