Oppo goes full screen with new F5

The OPPO F5 is officially announced and it is their first 18:9 display smartphone with a new 20MP selfie camera.

OPPO Kenya has announced a latest addition to the company’s growing camera-centric devices and is supposed to replace the OPPO F3.

The OPPO F5 has a near borderless display, a trend we have seen on most flagship smartphones released this year.

Priced at 31,990 Ksh, the OPPO F5 will go on sale from November 28th and will be available both online and offline.

Two other models were also announced at the launch event, the F5 6GB edition and the F5 Youth to give OPPO fans and the youth more choices to suit their needs and budget. These two variants will be available in Kenya soon.

The OPPO F5, the successor to the F3, features advanced specifications compared to previous models.

According to Mr. Jesse Wu OPPO Kenya Brand Manager, the device has been placed on pre-order starting from 20th to 27th November where the members of the public will be able to pre-order manually

“Our focus has always been on bringing the best photography and Selfie experience to the Kenyan consumers. We have been leading the Selfie with our Selfie Expert F series for which we have received immense response, especially from the youth. With the launch of F5 that offers the first A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology, we are confident of going further ahead in this journey. Thus, the new brand slogan, The Selfie Expert and Leader, truly represents our ambition to continue being the leader”

The OPPO 5 has a 20-megapixel single camera setup at the front which is said to work in conjunction with the AI feature.

The OPPO F5 is the first smartphone from the company to have a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

OPPO says that the F5 comes with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) built in the beauty mode of the front facing camera.

“`The Selfie Expert and Leader will feature the ground breaking AI Beauty technology – which uses artificial intelligence from a massive global photo database to beautify a selfie shot. This is the first time, the AI technology has been integrated into selfies by a camera phone brand in Kenya,”

These are very big claims and I will have to test out the phone to confirm if they are true or not. Just in case you were wondering, the selfie camera used here is a 20MP one.

At the back, the OPPO F5 has a 16MP camera that will also have the beauty mode. Some of the other OPPO F5 specifications are listed below.