OPPO, via Julia Barretto’s instagram, just showed off what might be the OPPO F5 Plus. This is not a drill. I repeat, we may have just gotten a glimpse of the OPPO F5 Plus.
The instagram post in question came in video form, as a gift that she can use for the upcoming Star Magic Ball 2017. Of course, she wasn’t the only one to receive this one-of-a-kind package, as Joshua Garcia also got it. Now, we do not know much about the phone other than the physical glimpse we got form the video. But from the looks of it, she holds a large phablet-type with a fingerprint sensor on the back. Additionally, we also see a single-lens camera on the upper left. From there, we can speculate that the F5 Plus might have the dual-lens setup on the front. Not only that, but moving the fingerprint sensor form the front in the F3 to the back, might mean that they’ve drastically reduced the front bezels.
So, why are we opting to call it the OPPO F5 Plus? Traditionally, OPPO uses an odd number pattern in naming their smartphones, and considering OPPO is a Chinese company, culturally they might want to skip calling it the F4. Four, in the Chinese and other Southeast Asian countries is considered as an unlucky number. As for the Plus part, we know from OPPO’s habits that they like releasing the Plus version of a phone first. Afterwards, they would follow up with the regular version as a sort of budget-friendly alternative.
This surprising revelation comes fresh off the heels of the Vivo V7 Plus launch. Not to let themselves be outdone by a competitor, OPPO obviously released these endorser videos as a teaser. Overall, these two Selfie giants will head towards a collision course, once we get official news from OPPO itself.