tech2 News StaffNov 02, 2017 13:36:43 IST
After officially launching its smartphone in the Philippines earlier this month, Oppo has finally launched its F5, selfie-centric smartphone in India. While Oppo smartphones are now purely known for their selfie features, the Chinese smartphone-maker seems to have added something more this time around, with an 18:9 6-inch display; one that finally gets rid of those thick bezels seen on previous models.
The Oppo F5 is indeed the successor to the F3 and the F3 Plus and looks similar to its sibling Vivo's recently launched V7 Plus selfie smartphone, with some minor cosmetic changes. You get a taller display on the front and a facial unlock system to unlock your smartphone, because the fingerprint reader has now been moved to the back of the device due to the almost bezel-less design approach.
Inside, the Oppo's F5 is a little different from the V7+ because the F5 houses a Helio P23 chip. The V7+ took the Qualcomm route by including a Snapdragon 450. The display also gets an upgrade to an FHD+ resolution, up from the HD+ on the Vivo model.
The Helio P23 which is a 16 nm chipset paired with 4 GB/6 GB RAM options and 32 GB/64 GB internal storage options. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256 GB using a microSD card. The good bit here compared to most competitors is that the device features 3 slots, two for the SIM cards and a separate one for the SD card.
Connectivity options include support for 4G LTE bands, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n and a USB port at the bottom.
The front camera also delivers bokeh effects using its 20 MP f/2.0 sensor. At the back is a 16 MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture lens and an LED flash. Surprisingly, there is no LED flash on the front, considering that this is a selfie smartphone.
A 3,200 mAh battery powers all of the above and the handset runs Android 7.1 with Oppo's custom ColorOS skinning to keep things refreshed.
The 4 GB RAM / 32 GB internal storage version of the device will be available in gold and black colours for Rs 19,999. The 6 GB variant will be available in red and black for Rs 24,990.
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