The Chinese smartphone maker is preparing to launch a new smartphone in India next month. The company has already started sending press invites for the launch of the upcoming Oppo handset. The Oppo smartphone India launch is scheduled to take place on November 2.
The invite doesn’t reveal which device Oppo is going to bring for its Indian consumers. But given the outline of a smartphone with thin bezels, one can safely assume that it could be the Oppo F5 that has been making rounds on the Internet for some time. The invite comes with the tagline, “Capture the real you.”. Further, it reads, Selfie expert confirming that the upcoming device would be yet another selfie-centric model from Oppo’s smartphone inventory.
Reports earlier have suggested that the handset will be made available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and India as well.
While specifications and other details have not been revealed yet, reports speculate that the Oppo F5 will flaunt bezel-less display. The phone is tipped to sport a 6-inch full HD+ (1080×2160 resolution) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Oppo F5 might be fueled by Qualcomm’s latest mobile platform, either Snapdragon 660 or the Snapdragon 630 SoC. The phone is expected to come in two storage options- 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage. It is rumoured to pack a 4000mAh non-removable battery.
On the imaging front, the Oppo F5 is said to carry a 20-megapixel sensor at the back. The sensor size up front has not been revealed, however, reports speculate that the front camera might come in-built with AI Beauty Recognition technology to enhance selfies.
Smartphones with thin bezels, FullView display has been an ongoing trend, at least this year with Samsung bringing the first- Samsung Galaxy S8 series and other OEMs slowly getting onboard. Huawei recently launched the Nova 2i with FullView display and it is now gearing up to unveil another bezel-less smartphone, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro soon. Its sub-brand Honor had also confirmed to introduce its new bezel-less smartphone before the year ends. The teaser image has indicated that the upcoming Honor smartphone will feature dual rear camera with AI integration and thin bezels 18:9 aspect ratio display.