Oppo, as some you might have read in the news, is going to unveil two new ‘selfie expert’ smartphones this coming week. At a media event on the 23rd, the company will be taking the wraps off its F3 and F3 Plus smartphones, primarily targeted at Asian markets. The bigger of the two handsets, the Oppo F3 Plus, has been spotted on the GFXBench graphics benchmark database, giving us a clear idea of what to expect from the phablet in terms of specs.
As previous rumors had suggested, the Oppo F3 Plus is going to feature a large 6-inch sized display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 653 octa-core chipset under the hood, which is manufactured on a 14nm process. Taking care of graphics will be the Adreno 510 GPU, which is a fairly capable mid-range GPU. Coupled with the Snapdragon 653 SoC is going to be 4GB of RAM, alongside 64GB of internal memory. While GFXBench doesn’t mention anything regarding expandability, we do expect the F3 Plus to feature a microSD card slot to expand the storage further.
The primary camera at the back is going to be a 16MP unit with support for 1080p Full HD video capture. On the front, the GFXBench listing suggests the F3 Plus will include a single 16MP snapper. However, it has already been confirmed that the F3 Plus will feature two camera sensors on the front, with the primary sensor offering 16MP resolution and the secondary sensor offering 8MP resolution. Just like the rear camera, the selfie snappers will also be capable of shooting videos at 1080p Full HD.
While the hardware specifications of the F3 Plus appear to be impressive, the software will not be very impressive. Oppo is currently testing F3 Plus prototypes running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which means the phablet will not be launched with Android Nougat OS out of the box. That is no doubt very disappointing for a mid-range ‘selfie expert’ launching in 2017.