Chinese smartphone maker Oppo earlier today announced its new smartphone for India – the Oppo F7. We have been hearing about the Oppo F7 for a 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 have read our earlier articles on the F7, you’d already have an idea about the spec sheet of the handset. However, since the specs are officially out now, you might want to take a look at it once again.
Oppo F7: Design, Display
The design of the Oppo F7 is arguably the most striking aspect of the product. As mentioned in our earlier articles, the phone comes with a notch at the top centre of the display. The display happens to be an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display measures 6.2-inches across and is in the 19:9 aspect ratio. The notch integrates the front camera as well as a couple of sensors.
Oppo F7: Specifications, Hardware
The Oppo F7 finds itself powered by the Mediatek Helio P60 SoC. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The dual SIM handset also gets 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 is offered in two colour options; Sunrise Red and Diamond Black. This edition also gets higher 6GB 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 has refused to reveal the rear camera secs of the phone. All we know ‘officially’ right now is that the rear camera is has an aperture of f/2.0. Being a selfie-centric phone, the Oppo F7 features 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 have a lot more “information” – a higher range of details, luminance and colour levels when shot in bright sunlight or the shade, similar to images taken with a good quality digital cameras. The handset also extensively uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The phone comes with Oppo’s second-generation AI Beauty 2.0 technology and is now more accurate with facial recognition. The phone also claims, features better beautification effects.
Oppo F7: OS Updates, Software
The Oppo F7 runs Oppo’s own ColorOS 5.0 which is itself based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This means that the handset is already on the latest version of Android. The Color OS features an AI power manager that claims to allocate processing power accordingly to the right app, making sure the phone runs at its best. The phone claims to run 80 percent faster than its predecessor the F5 when multitasking when running multiple apps together.
Oppo F7: Price in India, Color Variants
The Oppo F7 comes in two versions – a standard version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. This version is offered in two colour options – Solar Red and Moonlight Silver. This version has been priced at Rs.21,990 in India. The second option is the special Diamond Black edition that comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. This version will be slightly more expensive at Rs. 26,990 in India. The price of the Sunrise Red version has not been revealed yet but we assume it would be priced similarly to the Diamond Black edition.
Oppo F7: Flash Sale, Launch Offers
The Oppo F7 is the first phone from Oppo that would be sold via a flash sales mechanism in India. The first Flash Sale for the F7 is scheduled for 2nd April 2018 and will last for 24 hours. The online sale will be held on Flipkart while the offline sale will be held at authorised F7 outlets across the country. The official open sale of the phone starts April 9, 2018.
The Flash Sale will be unique in that buyers can also avail this offline and walk into an Oppo store in their locality and purchase the smartphone. The company also confirmed that buyers could avail a 5% cash back on purchases made through ICICI credit cards and up to Rs 1,200 cash back in 12 months. Apart from this, Oppo has tied up with Jio and will offer additional 120GB 4G data package with JIO. For those careless with their phones, the company also offers a one-time free screen replacement within one year from the date of purchase.