Oppo F5 has finally gone official at an event in the Philippines. The selfie-centric smartphone is set to debut in India on November 2. The Chinese OEM apparently choose the Philippines instead of its homeland as the first place to debut its flagship offering. It is the successor to the Oppo F3 Plus which went on sale in India earlier this year.
The Oppo F5 is the first among the F series smartphones to sport an 18:9 display. The Chinese OEM powered by BBK Electronics is also set to launch its Oppo R11s with a similar display technology early next month. Unlike the Oppo R11s, the recently launched F5 is primarily focused at selfie enthusiasts. It, in fact, comes with an Artificial Intelligence-based Beauty Recognition technology that scans over 200 facial recognition spots to beautify a selfie. Additionally, it can blur the selfie background, with the help of its bokeh capabilities. In an interesting new addition, Oppo has included face unlock feature in its new smartphone.
Keeping aside the cameras, one of the major talking points of the Oppo F5 is its display. It features a large 6-inch Full HD+ full screen 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The display comes with minimal bezels on its top and bottom. The sides bezels are also on the smaller side. Naturally, this results in a pretty high screen to body ration.
Underneath the hood, the Oppo F5 rocks a 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek P23 chip coupled with a Mali G71 MP2 GPU. This is paired with either 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. Both the variants of the Oppo F5 however, come with a 64GB internal storage. That said, Oppo is offering a slot for memory expansion up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Coming to the cameras, the Oppo F5 rocks a 16MP f/1.8 rear camera with LED flash. The front, on the other hand, features a 20MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. Other features of the Oppo F5 include a rear mounted Fingerprint Sensor, 3,200mAH battery, and Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE support.
Oppo F5 Specifications
- 6 inch Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080p) Full Screen 18:9 display with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.5GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P23 Processor with 800MHz Mali G71 MP2 GPU
- 4GB/6GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32GB/64GB Internal Storage + Up to 256GB External Storage (via microSD)
- 16MP f/1.8 Rear Camera with LED Flash
- 20MP f/2.0 Front Camera with ½.8” sensor
- Rear Fingerprint Sensor
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE
- 3,200mAh Battery
- Android Nougat 7.1 with Color OS 3.2
Oppo F5 Price and Availability
The Oppo F5 will be available in three color variants namely Gold, Black, and Red. It is priced at 15,990 Philippine Peso which sums up to $307 or Rs 20,000 for the 4GB RAM variant. Oppo is yet to reveal the price of the higher end F5. The smartphone would, in fact, go on sale on a late date alongside a new Oppo F5 Youth Edition. The Oppo F5 is currently available for pre-orders in the country, whereas the first lot of the smartphones would go on sale on November 4.