OPPO Philippines has elevated the standard of mid-range smartphone performance again! After the launch of the OPPO F7 last April with endorsers Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Janella Salvador, the Chinese phone manufacturer has recently introduced a toned-down version of the model – the OPPO F7 Youth.
Your Manila Millennial was invited to the launch of the new mobile phone for the youth last Wednesday (May 23, 2018) at OPPO Philippines’ new office in Bonifacio Global City, so we were able to check out the phone in advance and take photos for sharing. Like you, the first question in our mind was about the difference between the OPPO F7 and OPPO F7 Youth. To keep it simple, OPPO F7 Youth has been made more affordable since it lacks some of the features that the OPPO F7 has. Full specifications are provided below but here are notable differences: OPPO F7 Youth doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, it doesn’t come in a 128GB version, it only comes in two colors, and it’s quite smaller.
However, the lack of these features will not be that big of an issue for those who prefer quality photos and sophisticated-looking mobile phones. Priced at P13,990, F7 Youth is already equipped with AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology and the same Helio P60 Octa-Core processor that is 80% faster than current smartphones in its price range, while maintaining 4GB RAM for multitasking and 64GB of storage. Its front camera carries the A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0 that can analyze a person’s features and beautifies each with its improved facial optimization feature. In terms of aesthetics, the Diamond Black design is definitely one of a kind with its triangular-cut patterns that shimmer as they catch light, similar to an elegant diamond.
|BRAND/MODEL||OPPO F7 YOUTH|
|Display||6.0″ Full HD + 2160×1080|
|Display Type||Full Screen LTPS IPS|
|Front Camera||8MP with A.I. Beauty Technology|
|Rear Camera||13MP with A.I. Scene Recognition Technology|
|Other Camera Features||AR Stickerd, A.I. Beauty Technology, A.I. Scene Recognition, Panorama Time Lapse, Expert Mode with Ultra HD mode|
|Processor||Helio P60 2.0GHz Octa-Core (Cortex A73 + A53) Dual APU (Artificial Processing Unit)|
|A.I. Functions||A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0
A.I. Scene Recognition Technology
A.I. Album Function
A.I. Battery Management
|ROM||64GB with expandable storage up to 256GB|
|Cellular||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Tri-Slot Tray||2 Nano Sim Card + Dedicated Micro SD up to 256GB|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Security||Facial Unlock (as fast as 0.08 sec), PIN, Passcode|
|Android OS||Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS 5.0|
|Battery||3,410mAh with A.I. Battery Management|
|I/OPorts||3.5mm Audio Jack, Micro USB Port|
|Colors||Diamond Black, Solar Red|
Retailing for only P13,990, pre-orders can be made in all OPPO authorized stores nationwide from May 28 until June 1, 2018. Customers who avail of the pre-order will be entitled to a free Olike Magic Music Lamp bluetooth speaker. Additionally, the OPPO F7 Youth can also be availed via Home Credit in 6 months 0% interest, or via 6 months 0% interest credit card installment.
“The OPPO F7 Youth is the newest member of our feature packed smartphones in our lineup. It brings together today’s best and latest features in a smartphone and yet maintaining a very attractive price point.” OPPO Philippines’ Public Relations Manager Eason de Guzman said. “We expect that this will be positively received especially among the younger, digitally savvy market because of its high value for money. With this new variant, OPPO shows its commitment in capturing the true beauty of every individual and being the ideal partner for their technology-driven lifestyle.”