OPPO F7 materials at SM Megamall by Revu Philippines

OPPO F7 to launch in the Philippines this April

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It’s looking more likely that the OPPO F7 will launch in the Philippines in April 2018, weeks after Vivo makes the V9 official in the country.

(Update, March 22: We got the press release! The OPPO F7 is indeed launching in April.)

Just today, an OPPO Philippines executive shared a photo on social media with a lighted OPPO F7 wall fixture in the background. The post’s caption says that they are ready for April. It suggests the F7 — whose slogan reads “AI-powered selfie. Capture the real you” — could make its way to the country next month, barring unforeseen circumstances.

READ ALSO: Vivo V9 to launch in the Philippines March 22

The Philippines had in the past been one of the first markets to get the latest addition to OPPO’s F series. We’ve previously noted that promotional materials for the phone featuring celebrity couple Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, or JoshLia, have been spotted in the Philippine capital as early as March 16.

OPPO F7 with JoshLia or Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto on Revu Philippines

Spotted at SM Novaliches as early as March 16: OPPO F7 promotional materials with endorsers Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto (via JoshLiaSquad on Twitter)

OPPO F7 materials at SM Megamall by Revu Philippines

An OPPO F7 signage we spotted at the company’s SM Megamall branch

India will launch the OPPO F7 first on March 26. And that should come as no surprise, as the Indian market is the second-largest audience for smartphones, ahead of the U.S. and next only to China. The subcontinent is also the source of most leaked information about the midrange model, including the latest and most comprehensive one which details how machine learning and AI will impact its day-to-day operation.

SEE ALSO: OPPO F7 major leak reveals specs and focus on AI

OPPO F7 specs highlight in training material on Revu Philippines

Alleged document given to promoters during their OPPO F7 product training (via SlashLeaks)

OPPO F7 specs highlight in training material on Revu Philippines

2nd page of the alleged OPPO F7 sales pitch

In addition to artificial intelligence, the F7 will highlight a notched display with extra-slim bezels and a 19:9 aspect ratio similar to the Vivo V9. It’s tipped to flaunt a screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent and the footprint of a traditional 5.5-inch mobile device, which is impressive enough. 

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has almost 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.