Chinese smartphone maker Oppo announced earlier today its new smartphone for India – the Oppo F7. We’ve been hearing about the Oppo F7 for quite some time now. In fact, the launch comes shortly after Oppo’s sister company Vivo launched the Vivo V9 in India. Coming back to the Oppo F7, in case you’ve read our previous F7 articles, you already have an idea of ââthe specs sheet for the handset. However, since the specs are officially released now, you might want to take a look at it again.
Oppo F7: design, display
The design of the Oppo F7 is arguably the most striking aspect of the product. As mentioned in our previous articles, the phone comes with a notch at the top center of the screen. The screen happens to be an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The screen measures 6.2 inches in diameter and is in 19: 9 aspect ratio. The notch integrates the front camera as well as some sensors.
Oppo F7: Specifications, Hardware
The Oppo F7 finds itself powered by the Mediatek Helio P60 SoC. The phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The dual SIM handset also has a microSD card slot for additional memory. There is also a special edition of the Oppo F7 that comes with 128GB of storage space and comes in two color options. Sunrise Red and Diamond Black. This edition also gets over 6 GB of RAM. The handset is powered by a large 3400mAh battery.
Oppo F7: camera, imaging
The Oppo F7, like most of its predecessors, is a selfie-centric handset. The company, for some strange reason, refused to reveal the seconds of the phone’s rear camera. All we know “officially” at the moment is that the rear camera has an aperture of f / 2.0. Being a selfie-centric phone, the Oppo F7 has a 25-megapixel front shooter. The camera claims to support real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) sensor. The company also claims that images taken with the F7 will contain much more “information” – a higher range of detail, luminance and color levels when taken in direct sunlight or shade, similar to images taken with a good quality digital camera. The handset also makes extensive use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The phone comes with Oppo second generation AI Beauty 2.0 technology and is now more accurate with facial recognition. The phone also claims that it exhibits better beautification effects.
Oppo F7: operating system updates, software
The Oppo F7 runs Oppo’s own ColorOS 5.0, which itself is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This means that the handset is already on the latest version of Android. The Color OS has an AI power manager that claims to allocate processing power accordingly to the right app, making sure the phone performs at its best. The phone claims to run 80% faster than its predecessor the F5 when multitasking while running multiple apps at the same time.
Oppo F7: Price in India, Color variants
The Oppo F7 is available in two versions: a standard version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. This version comes in two color options – Solar Red and Moonlight Silver. This version was priced at Rs. 21,990 in India. The second option is the Diamond Black Special Edition which comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. This version will be slightly more expensive at Rs. 26,990 in India. Pricing for the Sunrise Red version has yet to be revealed, but we assume it would be similar in price to the Diamond Black edition.
Oppo F7: Flash sale, introductory offers
The Oppo F7 is the first Oppo phone reportedly sold through a flash sale mechanism in India. The first Flash Sale of the F7 is scheduled for April 2, 2018 and will last 24 hours. Online sale will take place on Flipkart while offline sale will take place at authorized F7 outlets across the country. The official open sale of the phone begins on April 9, 2018.
The flash sale will be unique in that buyers will also be able to enjoy it offline and go to a local Oppo store and purchase the smartphone. The company also confirmed that buyers can enjoy 5% cash back on purchases made through ICICI credit cards and up to Rs 1,200 in 12 months. Apart from that, Oppo has partnered with Jio and will offer an additional 120GB 4G data plan with JIO. For those who neglect their phone, the company also offers a one-time free screen replacement within one year from the date of purchase.
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