Ever since Apple released the iPhone X, people have been split about its notch design. Some consider this design to be a revolution, enabling a near bezel-less front but there are others who consider the same notch as ugly. Irrespective of what you feel about this notch, it looks like the iPX’s notch design is here to stay. Major manufacturers have started to adopt this design on their smartphones and you might have to get used to seeing it on a number of flagships this year. After today’s little teaser, add OPPO to the list as well.
OPPO has never been shy of copying Apple’s design in the past, and even this time around, the company has decided to adopt the iPX design for its upcoming OPPO R15 and OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition flagships. The company confirmed the names of the new models earlier today with a small teaser image, which also shows us that these two models are going to adopt the notch design. The front of the phone is clearly visible in this image, especially the notch and the phone has a small chin at the bottom. So, the screen to body ratio should be less than that of its inspiration.
Apart from the notch design, the OPPO R15 is expected to feature an advanced facial recognition tech. It could be similar to what Apple does, unlike other software based recognition technologies, but we can’t be sure at the moment. Other rumored features include gesture enabled virtual home button, vertically stacked dual cameras, and Color OS 4.0 with Android 8.1 Oreo. There’s also speculation that the new R15 models will feature the upcoming Snapdragon 670 chipset, but as of now, there’s no confirmation about the same.
In the past couple of years, OPPO’s R series has been an important lineup for the company, driving maximum sales in the premium mid-range segment. If the company wants to continue the same sales this year, it will have to make sure that the new OPPO R15 manages to attract customers with its innovative features.
The company is yet to reveal an official date for the OPPO R15 launch, but since its been teased, expect an announcement before the end of the month.