The Oppo F7 uses AI to make your selfies look stunning
April 2 2018: In the crowded smart phone market today, there are run-of-the-mill selfie phones and then there are selfie phones that really do justice to your face, even in extreme low light conditions. While some manufacturers play the camera specs game, others spend time and money on optimizing their camera tech.
Then comes Oppo, with its latest offering -- the F7 -- that hikes up camera specs to a 25 MP clicker, and introduces multiple artificial intelligence technologies to beef up selfies in various ways. For your Mom, you have the prettiest face in the world. For the Oppo F7, you have an even prettier face! With 370 patents in AI, Oppo has deliberately focused on users' front camera experience, and the F7 is a sort of an exhibition of all of its AI possibilities. For instance, the device recognizes 296 facial feature spots, which essentially means it breaks down your face into a matrix of data, with 296 attributes, Next, it classifies your images by gender, age, skin tone and skin type. Needless to say, the F7 uses 128 of these attributes for more efficient facial unlock. Step 3, it applies real-time beautification for different zones of your face, like the T zone, the eye zone and the U zone. If you visit a spa often for facials, these are pretty familiar terms. Finally, it maps your face against 8,000,000 others around the world to find similarities and differences, essentially 'learning' from your face and adding it to the database for better intelligence next time around.
For videos and images, the F7 recognizes 16 scenes ranging from night to sunset to beach, grass, food and fireworks and applies special filters and enhancements to bring out the attributes of the specific scene. The device uses AI also to learnf rom your own face, meaning the more selfies you take, the more it learns about your face, and as you go along, Oppo promises to make your face look even better with all the intelligence the device gathers from each of your selfies. The company also uses AI in this device for better battery management. Essentially, it snoops around your device to understand your usage pattern and switches on/off the cores of your processor and allocates processing memory in real-time for apps depending on usage trends.
The F7 does all of this with a 25 MP front and 16 MP rear camera. The rear camera comes with a Sony 576 HDR sensor. Powered by a 3400 mAh battery, the device comes with a 6.23 inches screen and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The F7 is powered by an octa core 2.0 GHz processor and comes in two memory variants. The 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 21,999 while the 6GB +128 GB one is priced at 26,990. Available in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black, the F7 goes on sale in Flipkart today (April 2) and will be available online and offline later this week. VISHNU ANAND