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OPPO is long rumored to launch the successors to OPPO R11 and R11 Plus smartphones. While we all expected to soon see the launch of OPPO R13 smartphones, the company has officially confirmed to launch the OPPO R15 smartphones as the successors to OPPO R11 smartphones. Apart from teasing the devices, OPPO also released a TVC featuring the new ambassador for the OPPO R15 smartphones.
OPPO Teases R15 & R15 Plus Smartphones with iPhone X-like Notch
(March 2nd, 2018)
Firstly, these new devices come with the iPhone X-like notch on the top of the display. Even this has become a trend at the MWC 2018, where most of the smartphones seen with the similar looking notch. Apart from the notch on the top, there is also thin bezel on the top of the display. At the bottom, we can also see a comparatively thick bezel. Though the OPPO R15 and R15 Plus come in different screen sizes, they mostly share the same specs and design.
On the rear, the OPPO R13 smartphones look similar to their predecessors with dual cameras on the top left corner and oval-shaped fingerprint sensor in the middle. The full-screen display on the front should be featuring AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. Unlike the Vivo, OPPO is not yet using the new under display fingerprint scanning technology. Based on few leaks, both these devices will mostly come powered by the newly announced MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor.
This processor includes four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. It comes coupled with Mali G72 MP3 GPU. However, we expect to see the new Snapdragon 600-series or 700-series processor inside these devices. I’m going to take a wild guess here and say the OPPO R15 might be launched as the OPPO F7 in India.
OPPO R15 with AMOLED Display & 20MP Selfie Camera Listed on TENAA
(March 6th, 2018)
OPPO has started promoting the upcoming OPPO R15 & R15 Plus smartphone starting early March. Now, a new OPPO smartphone with the model number PACM00 is listed on TENAA. It comes with a 6.28-inch display and we expect it to be the upcoming OPPO R15 smartphone. As teased earlier, the device comes with notch display on the front and curved glass body on the rear. Instead of the under display fingerprint sensor, the OPPOR 15 still comes with the same rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
On the front is a 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and since it comes with a notch, it offers unusual 2280 × 1080 pixels resolution. Under the hood, we might see the 12nm MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card for expanding the storage up to 256GB. The OPPO R15 will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Color OS laid on top.
Finally, we are seeing Chinese manufacturers catching up with other major manufacturers in adopting latest versions of Android OS. Even the Vivo APEX concept smartphone to runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. The OPPO R15 smartphones also come with the standard 3.5 headphone jack. In the camera department, the smartphone sports a 16MP + 5MP dual rear cameras and a 20MP single selfie camera. We will be seeing all the basic connectivity options along with NFC for enabling mobile payments.
We hope OPPO switches from MicroUSB 2.0 port to the USB Type-C port. The OPPO R15 measures 155.1 × 75.2 × 7.4 mm and weighs 175 grams. It will be backed by a 3,365mAh battery and will support VOOC fast charging. The listing mentioned the device to be available only in White and Blue color options. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!
OPPO R15 Confirmed to Launch on March 31th
(March 17th, 2018)
OPPO will be launching the OPPO F7 smartphone on March 26th in India. It is said to be the worlds first smartphone to feature a 25MP front-facing camera. In China, the company will be unveiling the OPPO R15 smartphones with slightly better specifications. Today, OPPO has officially confirmed to launch the OPPO R15 smartphones on March 31st in China. Unlike the OPPO F7 devices, the OPPO R15 will be offering better specifications.
The OPPO R15 smartphones will be the first to feature Sony latest IMX519 sensor. The IMX519 sensor is mentioned as a high frame rate sensor that can capture photos faster and with more accurate details. While the previous gen IMX398 sensor came with 1.12um pixel size, the new IMX519 sensor offers 1.22um pixel size. The 1/2.8 inch IMX519 sensor also offers more surface area than a 1/3 inch IMX398 sensor.
OPPO is also integrating the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the camera app for capturing better photos with the front and rear cameras. While Vivo is also confirmed to introduced AR stickers with the OPPO V9 smartphone, OPPO will also offer animated stickers with the OPPO R15 devices. On the front is a 6.28-inch AMOLED notch display with FullHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution & 19:9 aspect ratio.
While the OPPO R15 comes powered by the all-new MediaTek HelioP60 processor, the OPPO R15 Dream Mirror edition will come packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Unlike the standard variant, the Dream Mirror edition will come with curved glass back body. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!
Last week, we reported that OPPO will be launching the new OPPO R15 smartphones on March 31st. Interestingly, the company has officially unveiled its latest high-end smartphones today in China. Unlike the last year, OPPO hasn’t unveiled the plus variant of the OPPO R15. Instead, it came launched the OPPOR 15 and R15 Dream Mirror smartphones with a couple of internal changes. Both these devices come with curved glass body and metal frame. There is also a special edition OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition that sports ceramic body.
On the front, the devices come with a 6.28-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 401 ppi. While the OPPO R15 is backed by a 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor coupled with Mali G72 MP3 GPU, the OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition packs a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot.
Unlike Vivo, OPPO is still offering the rear-facing fingerprint sensor. While the power button is placed on the right edge, the volume rocker sits on the left edge. Talking about the cameras, there is a 20MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. On the rear, both the devices come with a primary 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture. While the OPPO R15 comes with a secondary 5MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, the R15 Dream Mirror Edition offers a secondary 20MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture.
Apart from integrating AI-based features in the camera app, OPPO is also offering Animoji-like AR stickers. The devices run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.0 out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.2 – OPPO R15 | 5.0 – R15 Dream Mirror Edition), USB OTG, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition are backed by a 3,450mAh and 3,400mAh batteries respectively. They also support VOOC flash charging technology that is rated to give up to 2 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charge.
While the OPPO R15 comes in White, Red, and Purple color options, the R15 Dream Mirror Edition comes only in red color. The OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition are priced at 2999 Yuan and 3299 Yuan respectively. Talking about the special edition OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition, it costs 3499 Yuan and will be available only in Black color. The smartphones are now available to pre-order and sales will being from April 1st. Later this month, OPPO will also unveil the OPPO F7 smartphone in India and few other Asian markets.