Chinese smartphone brand OPPO is all set to unveil their first ‘Full Screen’ smartphone OPPO F5 later this month. The latest device in OPPO’s “Selfie Expert” series will be made available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
However, the exact release date for the Philippines and India has been officially confirmed so far; October 26th for the Philippines and November 2nd for India.
OPPO F5 – What We Know So Far
As for its name, OPPO has jumped to F5 after OPPO F3 whose elder sibling was OPPO F1. This could simply because Chinese consider the number four to be inauspicious or maybe OPPO just likes odd numbers.
OPPO has yet not shared too much about the upcoming device except for the FHD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution and “AI beauty recognition technology.” Rumours encircling prominent tech blogs reveal that a 6-inch display having 18:9 aspect ratio can be expected. All the leaks point to the smartphone having a metallic body with minimal display bezels making it a ‘Full Screen’ smartphone.
Other features leaked so far include a 4,000 mAh battery along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. It is expected to come with a fingerprint sensor on the back side of the phone as well. It is also expected to see OPPO F5 having 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
Most important leaks refer to the camera aspect of the ‘Camera Phone’. There could be a 20-megapixel rear shooter with digital enhancements along with a dual camera setup of 16 MP shooters at the front making selfies as the ‘most incredible’ ones. OPPO says the F5 will use the AI to “beautify” selfie shots, learning the “the unique facial features” of a subject to make the best enhancements for each image, regardless of the facial expressions or shooting angle.
OPPO F5 in the Philippines
In a post on OPPO Philippines Facebook page, company clearly mentions that the F5 will be launched on October 26th. The launch teaser on the OPPO Philippines page carries the tagline “F5: Capture the real you” clearly indicating the smartphone would be selfie-centric.
The OPPO F5 has appeared in a couple of leaks over the past two weeks, starting with launch posters in the Philippines. Featuring the same tagline, the posters were spotted in SM Megamall in Metro Manila. The posters (seen below) show the smartphone from behind, in Black and Red colour variants, with a single rear camera setup and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel.
OPPO F5 in India
Only a week later than the Philippines, OPPO is going to unveil F5 for Indian customers on November 2nd, as the media invites suggest. These invites come with the same tagline ‘Capture the real you’ clearly referring to yet another selfie smartphone.
OPPO F5 – Price Factor
At the moment there is no sounds of price tag for OPPO F5 anywhere. Keep visiting these pages as we’ll have more on the F5’s price, specs sheet and release dates for you. We are equally anxious to know more about the F5. Do you know anything else, feel free to share in the comment box below.