OPPO bets on artificial intelligence feature

By NT Bureau Published on Nov 04, 2017 03:59 PM IST

Chennai: Oppo launched its new model F5 in Mumbai recently. Siddharth Malhotra launched the the phone at an event in the city. The phone’s special feature is that one has to look at the phone and smile to unlock it.

Priced at Rs 19,990 the F5 (Gold and Black Edition) will go on sale from 9 November and will be available both online and offline.

Two other models were also launched at the event, the F5 6 GB edition at the cost of Rs 24,990 (Red and Black Edition) and the F5 Youth (Black and Gold Edition). These two variants will be available in December.

Users of Oppo F5 have an option of using their face to unlock phone while they also have other regular options like typing their pin numbers or drawing patterns.

The phone also features a AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, that is designed to personalise beautification for subjects on a selfie image.

"The AI technology feature has been developed after good deal of research. It identifies shapes and facial structures based on a global database. Professional photographers and make-up artists were consulted during the research, resulting in the technology having the ability to emulate those professional skills that can help selfies look more real and natural," said Oppo India brand director Will Yang.

"After facial recognition, the technology will customise, beautify based on one's features from skin,eyes,lips to face shape. The feature also has personalization for specific subjects," he said.

"The mode comes installed with a 20MP front camera with an ultra-sensitive F2.0 aperture and 1/2.8 sensor. Both features allow the camera to gain more information to produce better images with less noise in low light conditions," he added.