OPPO is no new comer to the smartphone arena. In fact, the company is arguably the one to blame for the boom of the selfie-centric smartphone. The company has touted their “Selfie Expert” devices for the past five years; in those 5 years, the brand has become increasingly popular among millennials.
As the year closes, OPPO is already making preparations for their next big thing: the new “Selfie Expert” the OPPO F5. The newest addition to the OPPO family is expected to land sometime in the next few weeks. We literally don’t have much official information on the device. However, we know that the OPPO F5 will be the first device from the Chinese manufacturer to sport a display with the new 18:9 aspect ratio. The large 6-inch display is rumoured to be sporting a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1800 pixels .
That said, you can’t talk about a “Selfie Expert” without mentioning the cameras on the device. The OPPO F5 is rumoured to be launching with a dual camera setup on the front. However, from the images released by OPPO, we can pretty much say that the F5 will be coming with a regular single sensor setup with an expected 16-megapixel sensor. On the back, the OPPO F5 will be apparently be equipped with a 20-megapixel sensor. However, details on the cameras are still unconfirmed at the time of writing.
One of the biggest differences you’ll notice in the images released by OPPO is the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. We don’t have much details on the fingerprint reading time. However, we’re expecting that gesture controls will be coming to the sensor similar to what we’ve seen in Huawei, Moto and Vivo devices. On the processor front, we’re hearing rumours of the F5 coming with a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. This isn’t really a surprise considering the F1, F1s, R9 and R9s all came with the Snapdragon 600-series which provides a balance between the Bang for buck and performance.
New Trio Chinese Superstars for the OPPOF5
In anticipation of the OPPO F5’s release, OPPO has announced that there will be a new face for the OPPO F5. In addition to the new ambassador, they are also introducing two more “selfie icons” who will be sharing the stage with their brand ambassador. That said, the brand hasn’t revealed any details of their brand ambassador and seflie icons.
Do you know who they are? If you have an idea, you could stand to win a new Olike NOW2 Smartband. All you have to do is like OPPO’s Official Facebook page and comment on their “Guess who the female ambassador is” post and share the post on your own Facebook page. Make sure your post is set to public! Results of their contest will be announced on 21 October 2017 (Saturday).
Also published on Medium.