Oppo F7 was launched in India on Monday, at an event in Mumbai. The new Oppo F7 smartphone is following the recent trend - popularised by the iPhone X - of sporting a notch on the top of the display to house components like the front camera, earpiece, and proximity sensor in a bezel-less display design. The key Oppo F7 specifications include 6.23-inch Full-Screen 2.0 display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a 25-megapixel front camera with real-time HDR, AI Beauty 2.0 app, Android 8.1 Oreo, and the App-in-App multi-tasking feature, all of which can be considered the highlights of the smartphone. The new smartphone will compete against the likes of Vivo V9, Moto X4, and Honor 8 Pro in the Indian market.
The Oppo F7 price in India has been set at Rs. 21,990, and it will be available to buy via online and offline stores from April 9 in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver, and Diamond Black colour variants with 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The company has also launched special edition variants in Diamond Black and Solar Red, which feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage, and have been priced at Rs. 26,990. The special edition variants will only be available via select Oppo stores, and no availability for these has been announced.
Oppo is also holding a flash sale on April 2 at 777 Oppo stores across the country - only the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variants will be available. Buyers during the flash sale will get 5 percent cashback on purchases through ICICI credit cards. Users will also get an additional 120GB 4G data from Jio and and up to Rs. 1,200 cashback in 12 months, apart from a one-time free screen replacement within one year from the company's authorised service centres.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo F7 runs ColorOS 5.0, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone bears a 6.23-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) Full Screen 2.0 display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM depending on the variant.
The Oppo F7 sports 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and AI scene recognition features, while it bears a 25-megapixel front camera (Sony IMX576 sensor) with an f/2.0 aperture and real-time HDR capabilities. The company is also touting the AI Beauty 2.0 app which scans 296 facial recognition points - a 20 percent improvement from the first-generation technology, the company says, allowing for more precise and accurate facial recognition capabilities. Oppo adds that the app can now detect a person's age, gender, skin colour, and skin type differences for up to four individual subjects in much greater detail.
The smartphone comes with 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage depending on the variant, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) with its own dedicated card slot. Connectivity options on the Oppo F7 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG, and GPS/ A-GPS. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and supports a 'facial unlock' feature.
The Oppo F7 is powered by 3400mAh battery rated to deliver up to 33.5 hours of music playback). It measures 156x75.3x7.8mm, and weighs 158 grams. An Indian theme has also been made available.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article stated the Oppo F7 will be available via both Flipkart and 777 Oppo stores in its first flash sale on Monday, April 2. Oppo has since changed availability to just the offline stores for the flash sale, and this article has been revised to reflect that change.
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