In the past week, the rumor mill had revealed that the OPPO R13 and R13 Plus are the upcoming smartphones that will be fueled by the unannounced Snapdragon 670 chipset. However, fresh information suggests that since the number 13 is considered bad omen in many countries, OPPO has reportedly named its upcoming R series smartphones as OPPO R15 and R15 Plus. At the same time, couple of leaked photos of the alleged OPPO R15 have also surfaced on Weibo.
A leaked hands-on image of an unknown OPPO phone has surfaced. It has a notch enabled full screen design like the iPhone X. Last year, the Chinese manufacturer had filed a display patent with full screen design with a notch at its top.
Previously spotted leaked photos of OPPO R13 had revealed that it would be arriving with iPhone X like design. Hence, it is speculated that that the handset shown in the fresh photos could be the alleged OPPO R15. The notch of the OPPO phone seems to feature a selfie camera, another sensor and an earpiece.
The handset can be seen in three color variants like Black, Pink and Purple. Unlike like vertically stacked dual cameras of the iPhone X, the OPPO smartphone sports horizontally arranged dual cameras. The antenna bands are placed on the top and bottom edges of the phone. The fingerprint sensor also resides on the back panel.
The OPPO R15 and R15 Plus smartphones have reportedly received certification 3C authority in China. The Snapdragon 660 chipset was introduced through the OPPO R11 and OPPO R11 Plus phones that debuted in June last year. It is speculated that the OPPO R15 and R15 Plus will replace them in June this year. These handsets are expected to carry support for VOOC fast charging. Also, the R15 duo could be the first smartphones to arrive with the upcoming Snapdragon 670 chipset.