Oppo's highly-anticipated flagship smartphone that features the controversial iPhone X-like notch is finally debuting in India later this month.
The Oppo F7 is slated for launch in India this month. The announcement came via Oppo India's Twitter account, where it posted an image of the device with a message on the screen, saying "Oppo F7 is coming." It is followed by the words "guess the cricketer," pertaining the man holding the device sideways, covering much of his face.
"Make way for the all-new #OPPOF7 now with an awesome notch screen. Can you guess who the Indian cricketer is behind the phone?" read Oppo India's tweet last Friday. A Gadgets360 report noted that the Indian cricket player may likely be the Oppo's new brand ambassador in the South Asian country. As for the device's official launch date, the company has yet to announce a definite date, though Fonearena reported that Oppo initially posted March 26 to be the launch date in India, though it was eventually taken down.
Meanwhile, a report from The Economic Times noted that that the Oppo F7 will sport a 6.2-inch screen with FHD+ resolution with ultra-slim bezels that yield an 89.09 percent screen-to-body ratio. Furthermore, the report also said that the smartphone will also showcase a 25-megapixel camera in the front with much improved Artificial Intelligence features compared to the Oppo F5, giving clearer and more dynamic selfies.
Last week, Oppo also revealed the R15 and R15 Plus, both of which also sport the iPhone X-like notch, ChannelNews reported. Moreover, the two devices will also have slim bezels, a 19:9 aspect ratio, and 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, making it an excellent choice for improved viewing experiences while watching videos and movies.
The R15 has also received certification from the TENAA, which is China's equivalent of the FTC. The TENAA gave the R15 model numbers PACM00 and PACT00. In addition, the device is also expected to sport a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, a secondary 5-megapixel camera, a 20-megapixel front-facing camera, plus a fingerprint sensor.