A new teaser hints at the launch of Oppo F7 smartphone

Oppo has announced (opens in new tab) that the ‘Oppo F7 is coming’ to the Indian smartphone (opens in new tab) market. Their teaser on the social platform is tagged, ‘Guess the Cricketer’, inviting followers to guess the who ambassadors of the launch might be. 

Every day, since March 10, Oppo have posted a teaser image that features a blurry outline of one of the cricketers with them holding the phone in front of their face.

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This is the first official announcement about the successor to the Oppo F5 (opens in new tab). Oppo's flagship, the F7, is going to be keeping with the norm of past Oppo phones, focusing on the selfie feature (opens in new tab). The 25MP front camera is said to be equipped with AI features, real-time HDR, a ‘beauty mode’ and in line with the trend of most flagship models (opens in new tab), AR stickers.

The Oppo R15, expected to launch in China (opens in new tab) next month, is considered to be similar to the Oppo F7 in terms of design. The R15 was spotted on TENAA, with a 6.2 Full HD+ display and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Rumours speculate that the screen to body ratio will be around 89.09 percent. 

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There isn’t a lot of clarity in terms of which processor the device is powered by because some reports hypothesize that it may be the Snapdragon 670 (opens in new tab) chipset while others suggest that it may run on a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC (opens in new tab).

The operating system will probably be the Color OS 4.0 layered on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.

As a flagship model, the phone is expected to feature 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which should expandable to 256GB with microSD card support. 

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