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Oppo R15: huge 6.28-inch phablet with 6GB RAM, dual 16MP+5MP primary camera

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Something big is brewing, and Oppo R15 is set to stomp its way into the market very soon.

There’s nothing quite like the R15 in Oppo’s current stable, other than last year’s R11 which bears the same R-series.

To understand how much the R15 will be improving on in 2018, here’s a quick look back at the R11:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8956 Plus Snapdragon 660 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor, Adreno 512 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 20MP primary camera (f/2.6, AF) + 16MP (f/1.7, PDAF) with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 20MP secondary camera
  • 64GB/128 internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • 2,999 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 450

Oppo R-series have long considered to be their best camera smartphone. If R9 was considered to be their flagship for the year 2016, then R11 improved it up a notch in 2017.

With R13 nowhere to be seen, Oppo  jumped to the R15 which is expected to be having the below specs:

  • 6.28-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels or ~402 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Metal body
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Snapdragon 700 chipset, octa-core processor and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP (f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.8", 1.12 µm, PDAF) + 5MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 20MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 128 internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3360 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Expected Q2 2018 release date

Starting with the obvious, R15 is definitely huge and not for everyone. The 6.28-inch Full HD AMOLED screen is intimidating. Single-handed operation is very tricky, and you need to find a deep enough pocket to store it away. Besides that, it will have a Fullview display to its advantage.

Under the hood of the R15 is expected to be the latest high-end Snapdragon 700 chipset that is yet to be finalized. Paired with an octa-core processor and 6GB RAM, there’s nothing that will stop this phablet in its tracks.

Moving on to the camera, once again Oppo will have a winner with the dual 16MP+5MP primary camera setup and 20MP selfie camera on a show. You get to play around with the bokeh effect and take great-looking photos with it.

With huge screen comes huge storage, 128GB of internal storage to be exact. Go ahead to install all your favourite apps and games, and if that is not enough – just pop in a microSD card and get an extra 256GB on the R15.

The latest Android Oreo 8.1 is expected to accompany its release, so you know you got the latest software and the greatest hardware working hand-in-hand.

Finally, the 3360 mAh might be just enough to power up the R15 for a full day of charge. We might have to wait for the battery test results to come in, before confirming it.

                       

Conclusion:

Oppo R15 is destined for greatness with its huge 6.28-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, huge 128GB storage, huge on its dual primary camera, huge on the latest hardware, huge on the latest software and everything else. The only concern is whether the price is also immense.

Oppo R15 is expected to be released in Q2 2018 although there’s no mention of the price. Stay tuned for more updates.

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