Oppo has, quite silently, listed its new smartphone R15x on their e-commerce platform in China. The phone is up to sale for around RMB 2,500, which is approximately INR 25,000 coming in one variant with 6GB RAM and 128 GB ROM. The storage is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD slot. There are two color options called Nebula gradient and Ice extraction as listed on the website. Pre-ordering customers are entitled to get free M11 Bluetooth speakers.
This new phone has a vertical dual rear camera setup, a water-drop notch and a gradient color design. This phone is pretty much a replica of the earlier launched Oppo K1, matching the Snapdragon 600 SoC, a 25-megapixel selfie camera and the same 16+2 rear camera duo. The front-facing camera is embedded with AI features and scene detection with up to 800 scenarios. Yet, the biggest selling point of this phone is the in-display fingerprint sensor which makes this phone stand out in today’s market.
The R15x has a 6.4 inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. There’s a tiny water-drop notch on this display, following the general trend in the market, with Oppo trying to bring the screen to body ratio to 91 percent. The graphics on the phone are powered with an Adreno 512 GPU and runs on an Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s ColourOS 5.2 skin on top of it. The phone is equipped with a 3600mAh battery also supporting connectivity through dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS and GLONASS.
The R15x was recently featured on TENAA revealing all the details including a two-tone gradient design. Oppo is trying to improve its reputation with this phone after several allegations of falsely producing and misleading their benchmark scores. They have now acknowledged the ability of their smartphones to figure out the benchmark apps and adjust their performance according to them.
In a statement issued by the company, they stated that the differences in scores have made them realize that the devices are simply recognizing a 3DMark app rather than adapting to the type of work in the test. The company says that such detection and optimization is prohibited under their rules for manufacturers.
With R15x, Oppo is looking to upgrading the system and striving to determine the requirements of undetected apps or the needs of users. Developing a phone with a cutting-edge highlight of an in-display fingerprint sensor is certainly going to give the company a push in the market. Will you be buying? Don’t forget to sell your used smartphone on Cashify.