OPPO is surprising late to the scene, but it looks like it will finally have an entry in the 18:9 Full View Display party with the upcoming OPPO F5. The new “Selfie Expert” has been revealed in a promo video in the Philippines and is set to launch on 26 October 2017.
The smartphone world is all abuzz with dual-cameras and near bezel-less displays, thanks in part to the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. But it’s the Huawei nova 2i, vivo V7+ and Wiko View will push adoption in the mid-range and value segments.
A video by ABS-CBN Lifestyle in the Philippines shows beautiful models taking selfies with the OPP F5. It clearly shows off the 18:9 near bezel-less screen, which is expected to be six inches. Resolution is unknown, but it will likely be Full HD.
OPPO looks to be sticking to a single camera setup on both the front and back. Rumoured specs include a 20MP rear camera, and a 16MP dual camera on the front. 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and possibly Snapdragon 660 power and a 4,000mAh battery.
Design-wise, OPPO isn’t reinventing the wheel and is sticking to pretty much a familiar overall design.
At the Star Magic Ball 2017 on 30 September, ABS-CBN artistes were seen totting the new OPPO F5. Celebrities were seen taking selfies with the device in their respective social media channels.