Oppo R15 launches in China in three variants, expect 6 GB RAM and dual-cameras with real-time HDR support

The standard variant of the Oppo R15 features 6.28-inch HD Plus bezel-less OLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio (1080 x 2280).

Oppo has launched three variants of the Oppo R15 smartphone in China. The smartphones were expected to be launched on 31 March, but the company launched them on 19 March at an event in Beijing, China. The Oppo R15 is priced at 2,999 Yuan (around Rs 30,866), the OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Red version is priced at 3,299 Yuan (around Rs 33,954) while a third 'Ceramic Dark Dream Mirror' is priced at 3,499 Yuan (around Rs 36,013). The smartphones will go on sale from 1 April.

Oppo R15.

Oppo R15

The standard variant features a 6.28-inch HD Plus, bezel-less, OLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio (1080x2280). Oppo's choice of aspect ratio means that the display is slightly narrower than that of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X.

According to a report on MySmartPrice, it comes with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset that includes an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and a Mali G72MP3 GPU. The R15 Dream Mirror Edition, on the other hand, runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz and an Adreno 512 GPU.

The Oppo R15 features a 16 MP and 5 MP resolution dual-camera on the rear of the device. This camera supports 3D portrait lighting (like the iPhone X), dual camera bokeh and "AI-based" smart scene recognition. The camera on the Dream Mirror Edition is similar, but offers a 20 MP secondary camera instead of the standard edition's 5 MP unit. MySmartPrice reports that the primary sensor is a Sony IMX519 unit.

The R15 Dream Mirror Edition is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery whereas the Oppo R15 comes with a slightly bigger 3,450 mAh battery. The report mentioned that Oppo's VOOC flash charge can give a talk-time of 2 hours after charging for 5 minutes.

Both variant come with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded by up to 256 GB using a microSD card. The smartphones feature a 20 MP front camera on the front, which also comes with Oppo's AI Smart Beauty and '3-HDR' technology that delivers 'real-time graded exposure'. It sounds complex, but what Oppo is saying is that you will see the effect of HDR (High-Dynamic Range) on your screen while shooting the photo rather than after the fact. Smartphone cameras normally take multiple images at different exposures and combines them into one, giving a picture with more detail in bright and dark areas. Oppo does this in real-time, so you can understand what kind of image you'll get.

Other feature on the devices include HDR and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) for video. EIS is definitely not as good as OIS, but hey, it's better than nothing.

On the software front, you're getting Oppo's Android 8.1 Oreo-based colour OS 5.0.

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