The Oppo F5 is an upcoming device from Chinese manufacturer which, will most probably make its debut in the month of November. The details regarding the device is still a bit hazy since they haven’t released much info before the launch. The F5 plus will be targeting the mid level smartphone market and the specs that have been leaked seem quite promising. The specifications mentioned are just assumptions and may vary when the device is introduced on the market. The Oppo F5 and the F5 Plus will most probably be launched at the same time, with minor variations in the specifications. The media has also managed to spur up the people with this upcoming release revealing two important things. One being the enhanced and powerful front camera and the other is the bezel-less display. Without further ado, let's jump into the list of specifications.
The F5 plus will be sporting a 6-inch IPS LCD display with 16M colors. The resolution and the pixel density of the device are yet to be announced. But judging by the price range and the targeted market segment, we can conclude that it will be a Full HD display with 1080 pixels or higher resolution. Also, 6-inch devices nowadays have a pixel density near about 400ppi. So the F5 Plus might as well have similar numbers i.e., around 400~450.
The device is also speculated to be available in two color variants namely gold and rose gold. Any black and white variants haven’t been announced as of yet and may appear in the future. The build quality and material are not yet unveiled, but assuming the price range, it can be expected that it will sport a metal body. It goes without saying that devices with metal bodies have an obvious premium feel to them.
Speculating the performance charts of a speculated device is an impossible job. We have almost nothing to work with, no guidelines no fixed points. The targeted market segment is determining the specs as we speak. Moving on, the devices in this range generally sport a MediaTek Helio X30 or an MT6750 processor. The Qualcomm equivalent of this will be the Snapdragon 630, and the F5 Plus may have either one of these. The high silicon Kirin processor is also seeing a bit of love from the Chinese manufacturers, and I won’t be surprised if they decided to put it instead of the usual brands i.e., the Snapdragon and the MediaTek. In terms of the graphics processor, it can either be the Adreno 405 or the Mali-T830 MP2, nothing is set in stone.
The F5 will have 64GB of internal storage and will also support an external memory which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The speculations also assay that t will have 6GB of RAM, which is not usual for mid-range devices. Nonetheless, if Oppo manages to pull it off, it will pose a serious challenge to the rest its competition.
This is where the F5 Plus beats others by a long range. The device comes with a 20-megapixel rear camera and two 12 megapixel front cameras. Up until no other manufacturer has managed to deliver such specs in their smartphones. Oppo being the first to indulge in this business has taken the smartphone community by surprise. The camera also has phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR, panorama and much. Not much is now is known about the front cameras, other than their humongous sensors. Video recording is also supported at 1080p@30,60 fps.
The F5 comes with Wi-Fi and GPS and surprisingly no radio which, is a bit disappointing. The usual audio (MP3, eAAC+, and M4A) and video (MP$, H.264, and FLV) codecs are supported.
The F5 Plus is powered by a non-removable 4000mAh battery which is quite generous. It will mostly support a full days’ worth of usage, on medium performance and without much problems. In terms of connectivity, although the smartphone supports dual Nano-sim it is unclear if it’s a hybrid sim card tray. But it will support all the 4G brands without any stutter in connectivity.