Enough of the speculations and presumptions. OPPO has finally launched its most awaited OPPO R15 and R15 dream mirror smartphones. OPPO was to launch these smartphones on the 31st of March. But who doesn’t like surprises right?
Let’s start with the outlook first. All the rumors and the leak have turned out to be true. It does have the iPhone X like a notch. The 19:9 aspect ratio and 6.2- inch OLED screen.
Let’s dive into the full specifications of these smartphones.
The phone looks like the iPhone X with the notch on top and a 19.9 aspect ratio. The back is similar in a way that it has a glass back but not everything in the rear looks the same. It has a rear fingerprint sensor and the dual cameras are horizontally aligned. The glass panel on this one is of 2.5D and the display at the front is full HD+.
Many of the phones have opted for a dual camera at the back for 2018. The same goes with the Oppo F15 as there are rear cameras are of 16MP f/1.7 and 5MP f/2.2 respectively. Oppo R15 makes use of the Sony IMX519 lens which Oppo claims can automatically recognize up to 120 scenes.
OPPO smartphones are always known for being selfie-experts. The manufacturer does not surprise us here with the 20MP for a selfie camera which is apparently AI smart beauty and AI wisdom smart beauty driven.
The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which is quite impressive. With a dual hybrid SIM slot, an additional 256GB of expandable memory gives us the convenient vibe. Not having to transfer the files time and again or delete for that matter.
The phone runs on the Android Oreo 8.1 which is the latest as of when the phone was in the making. OPPO is time and again accused of not sending updates so we’ve to see if OPPO changes for better or stays the same.
This smartphone costs $473 approximately making it a premium mid-range smartphone.
OPPO R15 dream mirror edition
The phone is pretty much same as the earlier one. The same glass back, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and the dual camera. But the glass at the back of this one is a 3D one.
On the camera part, there is a combination of 16 MP and 20 MP dual cameras at the rear and a 20MP camera for the selfie as it has the ‘selfie-expert’ criteria to meet as per its claim. The software enhanced bokeh effect and AI smart beauty and AI wisdom smart beauty feature also for the selfies.
The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset which is a recent one from the manufacturer. Supported by a 14nm chip, it is claimed to be battery saving, efficient and to deliver the high-end performance compared to its predecessor Snapdragon 653. This particular SoC is the one that supports AI (artificial intelligence) in the mid-range smartphones.
The smartphone costs approximately $552 for the ceramic black variant while the red variant will cost $520 approximately.
Looking at the specifications and comparing them with the cost of these smartphones, these seem promising. The AI feature, class back and VOOC charging are the ones that impress us the most. The specifications are of a top notch for any mid-range smartphone.
We can settle for the fact that it looks like iPhone X. The outlook of which we are not much impressed with but we can settle on this for the features it consists of. Let’s hope OPPO comes up with some original ideas for the outlook as well.