Weeks after launching the OPPO F5 in the Philippines, the global smartphone brand will follow it up with the local release of the OPPO F5 Youth. Call it the slightly watered-down version of the original, if you may.
(Update, November 25: This selfie phone has been launched! Check out our article about it: OPPO F5 Youth released in the Philippines for P13,990 or $276.)
Its official price remains unclear, though retailer PCExpress has pegged it at P13,990 (about $276), or P2,000 cheaper than the P15,990 ($315) OPPO F5. Thankfully for those who aren’t keen on loosening up those wallet strings, there are few differences in hardware between the two models that account for the steeper price.
Thankfully for those who aren’t keen on loosening up those wallet strings, there are few differences in hardware between the OPPO F5 Youth and the OPPO F5.
The OPPO F5 Youth’s 6-inch screen still runs at 1080p and incorporates the taller and now-popular 18:9 picture format, which is great for viewing content. There’s a fingerprint reader around the back as well, whereas the battery capacity remains unchanged at 3,200mAh.
The processor, likely of the MediaTek variety, features eight CPU cores operating at up to 2.5GHz, though the RAM has been downgraded to 3GB to shave some pesos off the bill. The cameras, too, have been reduced to 16- and 13-megapixel rear- and front-facing units, from 16 and 20 megapixels on the F5.
Although it bears noting that the OPPO F5 Youth’s selfie camera will also be equipped with the company’s AI-backed beauty-recognition technology for more natural-looking selfies.
The selfie phone will be available in the Philippines on November 25, 2017, during the official opening of the OPPO concept store at SM Megamall. The first 30 customers to buy it will receive a free Bluetooth headset worth P2,200 ($43) starting 3 p.m. on the day of the launch.
We gave the OPPO F5 high marks in our review, chiefly for its quality chipset, good imaging performance, and more importantly, palatable cost. Hopefully, the F5 Youth will not disappoint.
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