The OPPO F5 Youth which was initially introduced by the Chinese OEM a couple of weeks ago is now reportedly ready to hit the shelves in India. The F5 Youth is a more affordable version of the standard OPPO F5 which also enjoyed a market release in India at the beginning of November, and prospective buyers should be able to acquire it starting later today – December 8 – for the price of Rs. 16,999 or the rough equivalent of $263.
The OPPO F5 Youth offers a cheaper alternative to the fully-fledged OPPO F5, however, both devices do share some similar hardware components including a MediaTek Helio P23 chipset housing eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-G71 MP2 graphics processor. On the other hand, the OPPO F5 Youth features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board memory which can be further expanded by up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. It also carries a 6-inch LTPS TFT display with an 18:9 aspect ratio bearing a resolution of 2160 by 1080 pixels much like the OPPO F5, but the main camera with an f/2.2 aperture took a hit and now clocks in at a lower resolution of 13-megapixel. Likewise, the front-facing sensor has an f/2.0 aperture and a resolution of 16-megapixels. The device is powered by a 3,200mAh battery, it runs ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat, and as far as connectivity goes, it supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and GPS, but lacks NFC capabilities. All the components are wrapped in a package weighing 152 grams and measuring 156.5 x 76 x 7.5mm.
The OPPO F5 Youth will launch in India in two color options including Gold and Black, and for the price of Rs. 16,999 or $263 prospective buyers will receive the device itself, a pair of earphones, a charger and microUSB cable, as well as the usual documentation. And for readers who may be wondering, the standard OPPO F5 was released in India at the beginning of November in the same two color options for the price of Rs. 19,990, which would translate to $310 at today’s conversion rate. As mentioned previously, the F5 Youth is now listed on the official OPPO website in India (source link below) alongside an unusable ‘Buy Now’ button which should become active by the end of the day.