A video on the ABS-CBN Lifestyle Facebook page revealed that the upcoming OPPO F5 smartphone has a curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio and slim bezels.

However, it only has a single selfie camera contrary to what many people though would be a dual selfie shooter. Nevertheless, there’s an option to add artificial bokeh effect to blur the background of selfies.


16 Megapixel Front Camera

The single front camera of the OPPO F5 is said to be 16 Megapixels. That means selfies should have higher resolution and thus, clearer than other competing smartphones with lesser Megapixel rating.

Some photos of celebrities in the recently held Star Magic Ball is said to be shot from the OPPO F5. Most are good but there’s still room for improvement especially in low light shots.

OPPO is tagging the OPPO F5 as ‘Selfie Expert’. Hopefully, it will live up to the massive hype.


18:9 Curved Display

OPPO F5 in red.

OPPO F5 in red.

Another highlight feature of the OPPO F5 is its display. It follows the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio that we will also see in the Huawei Nova 2i, Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus and Cloudfone Next infinity.

Unlike the usual 2.5D curvature of other smartphones, the OPPO F5 will have a more pronounced curved edges. It’s still not as curved as Samsung’s Edge Display but it’s definitely eye catchy.

There’s also curved corners and slim bezels on all four sides adding to its great aesthetics.


Massive Marketing Campaign

OPPO is leveraging the popularity of several celebrities to promote the OPPO F5. The likes of Collen Garcia, Julia Barretto and Robi Domingo have been spotted using the device.

Will this translate to more sales? We’ll see…