Oppo F5 launched in India at ₹19990 with 20 MP selfie camera


Chinese smartphone maker Oppo today launched its latest device in India, the Oppo F5 at an event in Mumbai. It comes in two memory variants- the first variant comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage and the second variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 4GB RAM variant of the phone will be available in two colours - gold and black and the 6GB RAM version will be available in red and black. Check out the full tech-specs and details below. The front camera is said to be powered by artificial intelligence, that is able to examine every angle of your face "to create the perfectly refined and natural selfie".

According to the company, the selfie camera uses 200 positioning spots that "reference the image against a global database of human faces to learn facial features, shapes and structures, F5 can distinguish each person's face features from skin tone and type, gender, age and more". What has changed is the technology driving the 20MP front camera. The 20 MP front camera also supports a bokeh effect. The F5 is their latest gambit to cater to the selfie culture that's burgeoning in the country. The Facial Unlock speed is relatively fast in our test, you may check out the unboxing and hands-on below. Hence with the collaboration between OPPO and Garena, customers will get free "Joker" character in the MOBA game AOV (Arena of Valor).

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Oppo's always put a heavy emphasis on selfies with its smartphones, and the F5 is no different. When you are not in a narcissist mode, there's a 16-megapixel rear camera to capture the world around you. Apart from the online brand, the new Oppo phone will also be available via offline stores across the country. The device offers a massive 6.0-inch IPS LCD panel with new 18:9 aspect ratio screen, protected by 2.5D Curved glass on the front. It is powered by a 3200mAh battery. In the brief hands on we had with the device, the smartphone exhibited a few lags and stutters, not helped by Oppo's heavy and cluttered Color OS on top (running atop Android 7.1.1 Nougat). This is Dual SIM phone with dedicated slot for microSD card. The Oppo F5 weighs 152 grams and measures 156.5x76x7.5mm. The base variant will be starting November 9, whereas the 6GB RAM and Youth variant will be available starting December 2017.

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.