Oppo F5 will use AI to focus on those who are selfie-centric


With last year’s F3 and F3 Plus, Oppo showed the world that its full focus was on a selfie-obsessed younger generation. This year too the Chinese brand has taken a bigger leap into the same foray. The newly launched Oppo F5 comes with AI technology that can recognise and enhance facial features, thus enabling a greater selfie experience.

Oppo F5 Black
The Oppo F5 in black

Oppo F5: Specifications

Size 15.65 x 7.6 x 0.75 cm
Weight 152g
Display 6″ Full HD 18:9 LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Chipset Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23
CPU Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
Internal Memory 64GB with 6GB of RAM or 32GB with 4GB of RAM
External Memory microSD, expandable up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Operating System Android 7.1 (Nougat) with ColourOS 3.2
Rear Camera 16MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 20MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size
SIM Dual nano SIM (dual standby)
Networks Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Charging microUSB 2.0
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3,200mAh battery
Security Fingerprint (rear-mounted sensor), face, pattern and pin


Oppo F5 Gold
The Oppo F5 in gold

Oppo F5: AI Beauty

So as we mentioned earlier, Oppo is targeting the selfie-snapping youth for its artificial intelligence-enabled beauty recognition technology.

Oppo F5 - Beauty Mode
Oppo F5 – Beauty Mode

After all, the company does refer to its devices as “Selfie Experts”.

Ivan Wu, General Manager of Oppo Gulf, stressed on the F5’s “AI Beauty Recognition Technology” and said most of its features were derived from consulting professional photographers and make-up artists during the R&D process. Integrating this with AI technology and a global image database of human faces led to the creation of the technology behind the F5’s camera.

The phone can also identify 200 facial recognition spots and customise every individual’s “beauty effect”. The phone differentiates between men and women to “beautify” them accordingly.

Oppo F5: Price and Availability

Oppo F5 - Available in Gold, Red and Black
Oppo F5: Available in gold, red and black starting from Dh1,199

The 32GB model is priced at Dh1,199 while the 64GB one will set you back Dh1,399. Both are available from November 17. The pre-orders started yesterday. The device will be available in three colours: black, gold and red, which will only be available in the 6GB version.