Oppo F7 launch updates: Oppo announces the first smartphone with a 25 MP self-facing camera

It is expected to come with 6.2-inch FHD display with a screen to body ratio of 89.9 percent

Oppo India is all set to launch the Oppo F7 shortly today. It will continue its lineup of selfie-centric smartphones. After F1, F3, and F5 comes the F7 from the F-series.

Oppo F7.

Oppo F7.

As per Oppo’s website, Oppo F7 is expected to come with an iPhone X-like notch on the display. One of the features Oppo is focusing on is its selfie camera. It is expected to come with a 25 MP front camera with Artificial Intelligence support. It is expected to come with the AI Beauty Mode 2.0 to enhance the selfies. Since AI is the main focus, users can expect AR stickers and a real-time HDR.

It is expected to come with 6.2-inch FHD display with a screen to body ratio of 89.9 percent  The smartphone will be packed with a Mediatek SoC with 4/6 GB RAM and a 64 GB internal storage.

Those who are interested in watching the live can do so by catching the live stream here. Or else, you can follow along our live blog for the minute by minute update of the Oppo F7 launch.

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  • 13:46 (IST)

    Oppo F7 India price: Rs 21,990 for 4GB + 64 GB version

    Oppo F7 128 GB India price is Rs 26,990

    Oppo F7 available from

    Oppo F7 Flash Sale on 2 April online with Flipkart

    5% ICICI cashback, Jio 120 GB data + Rs 1200 cashback over 12 months, One-time free screen replacement within one year

    Oppo F7 First Sale to begin from 9 April

  • 13:43 (IST)

    Oppo F7 has been launched in India

  • 13:40 (IST)

    Oppo India sales director on stage with the brand ambassadors

  • 13:39 (IST)

    Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Ashwin R and Hardik Pandya on stage

  • 13:26 (IST)

    Oppo F7 Specs at a glance

    25 MP selfie camera, AI Beauty 2.0, Sensor HDR mode, 3,400 mAh battery, 6.23-inch FHD+ display, ColorOS 5.0 with Android 8.1 OS

  • 13:25 (IST)

    Oppo F7 to also come in 128 GB storage variant

    Oppo F7 is also launching in a 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant. This will be called the F7 128 GB.

    There will also be a diamond black edition for the F7 and F7 128 GB

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Oppo F7 comes with AI Board

    It basically scans through your mails and messages to ensure all your important notices are up top (we hope this is an optional feature)

  • 13:23 (IST)

    Oppo F7 ColorOS 5.0 changes

    App icons have been redesigned. 

    ColorOS 5.0 comes with security feature. There is a Facial Unlock feature as well and it will not unlock if your eyes are closed. 

    There is also password unlock and fingerprint sensor on the back. 

  • 13:21 (IST)

    Oppo F7 specs at a glance

    Oppo f7 comes with a 74-bit octacore processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM and will have a triple slot tray (two nano SIM card + microSD card). 

    It comes with a 3,400 mAh battery which features AI Battery management feature.

    Oppo F7 comes with ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 OS

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Oppo F7 display and navigation features

    Oppo has patented different 'notch' designs. Oppo F7 comes with a 6.23-inch FHD+ resolution with 19:9 aspect ratio. 

    The fill screen multi-tasking can hold up app and notification bubbles. Oppo is calling its display 'Super Full Screen' (whatever that means)

  • 13:15 (IST)

    Oppo F7 camera comes with an AI recognition mode

    AI recognises 16 scenes such as food, grass, landscape, portrait mode and more. 

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Oppo F7 comes with a Vivid mode

    The Oppo F7 Vivid mode allows you to keep the face and hair colour natural, but enhances everything else in the photo.

    AR stickers will also be present. 

    AI albums will sort your photos

  • 13:07 (IST)

    Oppo F7 selfie camera comes with AI beautification features

    Oppo F7 claims to come with 8mn beautification solutions, there are different beautification modes for different facial zones. 

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Oppo F7 comes with a 25 MP selfie camera

  • 12:58 (IST)

    Selfie is not just about beautification, says Srivastava

    Oppo Beauty Lab was founded to add an AI touch to the beautification mode says Srivastava. 

  • 12:56 (IST)

    Srivastava explaining the Sensor HDR feature

    The Sensor HDR feature lets you get a high dynamic range photo which offers +/- 6EV

    The Sensor HDR also lets you see all the details which will be captured. 

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Oppo India product manager Rishabh Srivastava on stage

    Srivastava talks about the inspiration behind the product tagline. "For the first time a smartphone will come with a 25 MP front-facing camera. Besides this we have also collaborated with Sony to have IMX 576 sensor which is also an industry first," says Srivastava

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Oppo has 370 patents on AI-related patents and 20,522 smartphone patents

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Silicon Valley, Yokohama, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen, Dongguan are the six R&D centres Oppo has across the globe

    F5 was the first phone with AI Beauty technology says Yang. "We have established longterm collaboration with Stanford AI labs, MediaTek and Qualcomm. We also partnered with Qualcomm for the 5G Pioneer initiative. We have also partnered with Google for pre-loaded Google Assistant," says Yang of the various Oppo partnerships 

  • 12:46 (IST)

    Oppo is a leading brand among the youth in 30 other international markets

    Yang is talking about Oppo's global expansion in 2017 with launches in Russia and Japan. Oppo will continue its global expansion and will enter European markets later this year, says Yang

  • 12:44 (IST)

    Will Yang, Oppo India brand director

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Yang going through the success of Oppo F-series phones last year

    Oppo F5 Youth was focussed on the younger generation and it has got a very good feedback from the audience, says Yang

  • 12:42 (IST)

    Brand director of Oppo Mobile India on stage, Will Yang on stage

    Yang is running through the year gone by for Oppo in its #SelfieExpert segment. 'We've brought the industry's most advanced production line in India to support the 'Make in India' programme', says Yang

  • 12:34 (IST)

    The event will begin shortly

  • 12:31 (IST)

    We are here at the NSCI Dome, Mumbai, for the Oppo F7 launch

    The company seems to be very keen on advertising the AI capabilities of the phone already.

  • 12:29 (IST)

    Vivo V9 first impressions

    While we wait for the event to begin, here are our first impressions of the Vivo V9 which launched last week. The Vivo V9 is expected to be direct competitor to the Oppo F7

    Read here: Vivo V9 first impressions: Influence of iPhone X is strong as it pushes bezel-less displays and the notch to the mid-range

  • 12:28 (IST)

    Oppo F7 is expected to have a 25MP front-facing camera

    Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is set to refresh its "F" series with the launch of F7 in India on 26 March. The device will feature 25 MP front camera with "Sensor High Dynamic Range" and Augmented Reality (AR) stickers and will be powered by an Octa-core processor.

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  • 12:20 (IST)

    We are just a few minutes away from the launch

    We would like to welcome everyone who is joining us for the Oppo F7 launch in India today. Oppo is continuing its legacy of selfie-focussed cameras with the Oppo F7 and looking at the four cricketers on the promo posts makes it looks like the selfie camera will have a wide angle lens on it to let you capture great group photos

  • 12:12 (IST)

    The Oppo F7 launch livestream

     

  • 12:09 (IST)

    Oppo F7 to come in Diamond Black, Moonlight Silver and Solar Red colours

    The Oppo launch is happening at the NSCI Stadium in Worli, Mumbai and is expected to see Indian cricket team players such as Captain Virat Kohli, Ashwin R, Rahul Pandya and Rohit Sharma

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Oppo F7 will come with a notch

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Oppo F7 all set to launch shortly

    Oppo will launch the Oppo F7  at 12 pm on 26 March in India. This is their first smartphone launch of 2018 and it carries forward the legacy of its selfie-camera centric F series. After the Oppo F1, F3 and F5, this is the fourth phone in the lineup.

     
     




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