Oppo announces R15 smartphones with notches and Android 8.1

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Oppo announces R15 smartphones

Oh, they are coming, and they are coming in hot. Asian mobile makers are very fond of Apple’s iPhone X design with a notch, hence the adoption and increasing number of similar devices releases, only these are powered by Google’s Android OS, not iOS.

Oppo is one of them, and this week it has introduced the Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones with a slightly smaller notch, like, the ZenFone 5. Both phones share the same 2-panel glass design with a metal frame in between, and a 6.28-inch OLED display with 1,080 x 2,280 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Further features they share, is the ColorOS v5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, Face Unlock and A.I. based virtual assistant.

The Oppo R15 comes equipped with MediaTek’s Helio P60 chipset which incorporates an octa-core CPU with Mali-G72 GPU, it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Oppo R15 also comes with a dual maine camera at the back comprised of 16MP sensor with f/1.7 + 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, there is 20MP selfie snapper at the front and a 3,450 mAh battery embedded in its glass design (non-removable).

Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset instead of a MediaTek chip, but still an octa-core CPU with Adreno 512 GPU in tow, same 6GB fo RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. As for the cameras, the Dream Mirror Edition packs a more capable dual main camera comprised of said 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture + 20MP sensor with same aperture, and a 20MP camera at the front. This version comes packing 3,400 mAh battery.

Snapdragon 660 chipset with octa-core Kryo processor and Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 6 gigs of RAM, 128GB storage, and a slightly smaller 3,400 mAh battery with VOOC charging.  16MP Sony IMX519 sensor as a main shooter, but it’s accompanied by a 20MP f/1.7 helper 

As for availability, both will go on sale in China on April 1st (no pranks). The Oppo R15  will be available in Red, White and Purple colours starting at about 390 Euros, while the R15 Dream Mirror Edition will be available in Red and Ceramic Black only for about 425 Euros.

Pricing is not to bad, however, we do not have any information when or if any of the two will be coming to Europe.