Oppo has already established itself as a selfie-focused brand, even its tagline – Selfie Expert – echoes the same. As one can expect from the company and its clear strategy, it is yet again gearing up to bring a new device to its range of selfie-centric smartphone. The upcoming phone will be a part of Oppo’s F lineup, dubbed the Oppo F7.
The Oppo F7 is one of the reasons why the company was missing in action at the Mobile World Congress this year. Oppo has planned a standalone launch event for introducing the Oppo F7 to the world. However, before Oppo completes its endeavour, in natural fashion tech world has witnessed renders of the upcoming device along with leaked specs and features. Before we jump to those renders and give you an idea about what Oppo F7 might have in store for us, we would first focus on one of its most important i.e. its AI camera. Keep reading to know everything about the soon to launch Oppo F7 and its camera.
OPPO F7 with AI camera: Changing the way we click selfies with Artificial Intelligence
The Oppo F7 is tipped to come equipped with a front camera geared with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The AI in the front snapper would help the phone to automatically adjust lighting along with other essential camera features without the user needing to do it manually. The selfie camera will be smart enough to click perfect selfies by adjusting the light, depth, focus on its own. It will bring out portrait shots as seen on the latest iPhones.
Expectedly, the Oppo F7 may sport a 25MP Artificial Intelligence front-facing camera for capturing brighter and better selfies. It is rumoured to feature real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which will make it industry’s first to have it. Besides, it is also expected to bring an enhanced Beauty mode laced with new selfie-focussed features.
Regarding AI technology, the engineering team at Oppo has reportedly integrated deep machine learning into the front camera on the Oppo F7. The technology has been developed by comparing global image database of human faces and understanding different facial features. This won’t be the first time when Oppo has assigned a significant chunk of expertise on developing front camera features. Previously, the company introduced smart “AI Beauty Technology” on its F5 and A83 smartphones that worked extensively on keeping the face focus under low-light conditions and backgrounds.
OPPO F7: Rumoured Specifications and Features
Rumoured specs and features about the Oppo F7 reveal that the phone could come with a 6.2-inch full HD+ display at 2280×1080 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 89 percent screen-to-body ratio. Oppo seemed to have taken some inspiration from the notch-design seen on the iPhone X, the Oppo F7 is expected to feature a notch on top of the front panel, which is touted to allow users for gesture-based navigation between apps.
The Oppo F7 is expected to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. It will have a dual camera setup on the rear and on the software front, it will most likely run Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS 4.0.
Following all the latest trends right from the notch to Artificial Intelligence, Oppo is also tipped to have included AR-based features such as AR stickers on the Oppo F7.
As for the notch design, Oppo has patented the notch display in China. In a statement regarding the notch design, the company said:
Oppo F7 vs Oppo F5: Display, Performance, Camera
The predecessor to the Oppo F7 is the Oppo F5 that was launched in India in November 2017. For some unknown reason, Oppo skipped the F6 and jumped to the F7. This brings us to a comparison between the two phones.
The Oppo F5 featured a 6-inch full-HD+ LTPS ‘Full Screen’ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 bearing 1080×2160 pixels resolution while the Oppo F7 is tipped to come with a 6.2-inch full HD+ display at 2280×1080 pixels resolution. The Oppo F7 came powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6763T chipset coupled with 4GB RAM/6GB RAM whereas the Oppo F7 is most likely to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset and 6GB of RAM. The Oppo F5 was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat-based ColorOS 3.2 while the Oppo F7 should come running Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS 4.0.
The Oppo F5 featured a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and smart AI Beauty Technology while on the rear it settled with a 16MP camera with dual-LED flash and f/1.8 aperture. On the contrary, the Oppo F7 will boast a 25MP Artificial Intelligence front-facing camera with real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology and upgraded Beauty mode.
Based on the comparison above, the Oppo F7 seems to be a true successor to the Oppo F5 with better SoC, camera, and display.
OPPO F7: Launch Date
The Oppo F7 is slated to launch on March 26 at Mumbai, India. Oppo has already sent out the media invites for the launch event with teaser images of the upcoming phone. Tapping the cricket spirit of India, the brand has roped in Hardik Pandya as its brand ambassador for India. The event is expected to host other cricketers too.
On March 26, we will get to know everything about the Oppo F7. Stay tuned with us to get all the details you need to know about the smartphone.
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