Last week, Oppo launched its latest smartphone in the Indian market — Oppo F7. Today, the smartphone went on sale in India for the first time through its 777 Oppo Stores, for a price of Rs. 21,990 ($338). While the phone was available for purchase through flash sale, it will now be available from 9th April through online as well as offline channels.
For the first flash sale, there were several offers, including 5 percent cashback through ICICI credit cards, additional 120GB 4G data from Jio and up to Rs. 1,200 cashback in 12 months. The company also offered a one-time free screen replacement within one year from the company’s authorized service centers.
The Oppo F7 comes with a 6.23-inch Super Full Screen LTPS IPS TFT display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. The display has Apple iPhone X-like notch on the top. Under the hood, the phone is powered by 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor.
The device packs 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also comes with a microSD card slot that enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. As of the photography, the phone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and AI scene recognition features. On the front, there’s a 25-megapixel camera with Sony IMX576 sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with real-time HDR capabilities.
The camera comes with the company’s AI Beauty 2.0 app which scans 296 facial recognition points – a 20 percent improvement from the first-generation technology. According to the company, it allows for more precise and accurate facial recognition capabilities. It can also detect a person’s age, gender, and skin type differences for up to four individual subjects.
The Oppo F7 is running Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is fueled by a 3,400mAh battery that is claimed to offer 33.5 hours of continuous music playback, 13.4 hours of continuous video playback and 8.3 hours of continuous gaming. The AI battery management feature identifies the usage pattern and accordingly adjusts the battery power.
Along with the Oppo F7, the company had also announced a special edition variant which comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The special edition model comes in two color options — Diamond Black and Solar Red, and is priced at Rs. 26,990.
While the standard edition of Oppo F7 with 4GB RAM will now be available from 9th April through online and offline stores, the availability information of the special edition variant is not yet known.