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OPPO F7 with notch and 'AI Beauty 2.0' launched in India (Updated)

F5 successor to go on sale from April 9 priced at Rs. 21,990.

Published onMarch 26, 2018


Update (03/26): OPPO has officially launched the F7 in India at an event held in Mumbai. According to Fone Arena, The device goes on sale on April 9 and will retail for Rs. 21,990 as standard.

The 6.23-inch phone sports a Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ration and 88% screen-to-body ratio with an iPhone X-like notch at the top. It runs the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.o and is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset backed by 4GB or RAM, 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB), and a 3,400mAh battery.

Much like its predecessor, the F7’s headline feature is its selfie camera which clocks in at 25MP and support High Dynamic Range (HDR) and what OPPO calls AI Beauty 2.0 – a beauty effect system capable of scanning up to 296 facial points to alter the age and look of the subject. OPPO says its new AI-powered system is 20% better than the first-generation tech it introduced with the F5.

Special Sunrise Red and Diamond Black variants with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage will also be available for Rs. 26,990. A flash sale is set to be held at Flipkart and 777 OPPO stores on April 2 ahead of the full launch.

Rs. 21,990 and there is also a Sunrise Red 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version for Rs. 26,990. It will be available through all online retailers such as Flipkart as well as offline stores starting April 9th. The Special Diamond Black edition with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 26,990 and will be exclusively available at selected OPPO stores.

Original story (03/13): It’s barely been five months since the launch of the selfie-centric OPPO F5, but the Chinese OEM is already preparing to launch its apparent predecessor. The F7 is expected to arrive later this month, but ahead of launch OPPO has shared several teaser images which show off the upcoming device’s full-screen display and – you guessed it – an iPhone X-style notch.

The six images were shared by the OPPO Mobile India Twitter account which also talked up the phone’s “Super Full Screen” display. The F7 is expected to feature a 6.2-inch panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2280 x 1080.

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The high screen-to-body ratio – rumored to be 89.09% – and minimal bezel space also means the F7 will feature gesture control.

Oppo’s sister firm, OnePlus, recently implemented iPhone X-esque gesture-based navigation for the OnePlus 5T and it seems likely that the F7’s control functions will be very similar.

The original F5’s focus on AI-led Beauty modes is also expected to make a return as AI Beauty 2.0. The system will reportedly utilize a 25 megapixel selfie camera, as well as HDR and AI technologies to tailor its beauty settings for individual faces. AR stickers have also been rumored.

The OPPO F7 officially debuts on March 26th in India, so we won’t have to wait for too long to hear more on pricing, availability and the phone’s full specs.

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The F7 isn’t the only upcoming OPPO device expected adopt the notch – the P15 series has also been shown with a display bump.

What do you make of the F7 at this early stage? Let us know in the comments.

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