Oppo has a tendency to launch a special edition variation of its flagship smartphone. When Oppo launched its flagship smartphone of this year — Oppo R15, we were expecting the company to soon launch a special variant of the device.
Recently, there were reports suggesting that the China-based smartphone manufacturer will launch a new variant of the Oppo R15 in Blue and Red color. Now, the report has been confirmed and it is believed that the upcoming variant is likely to be called Oppo R15 Barcelona Custom Edition.
Oppo has teased this product launch on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo. In the post, the company mentioned the blue and red colors and also suggested that the conference will be presented in a special form. Further, the company said that the device will be launched tomorrow.
Oppo and Barcelona have been partnering up for a special edition smartphone since 2015. The first Barcelona Edition smartphone from Oppo was the R7 Plus in 2015, followed by Oppo R9 in 2016 and Oppo R11 FC Barcelona Edition last year.
The OPPO R15 comes with a 6.28-inch Full-HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. The phone’s rear panel is made out of 2.5D glass panel. Under the hood, the device is powered by the newly announced MediaTek Helio P60 processor, along with 6GB of RAM. It comes equipped with an inbuilt storage of 128GB and enables users to further expand the storage capacity up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The back panel of the phone houses 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front side, the R15 features an AI Smart Beauty and AI Wisdom Beauty-driven 20-megapixel camera.
The device comes fitted with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. It runs on ColorOS 5.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. The R15 is fueled by VOOC fast charging enabled 3,450mAh battery.
Both the smartphones — Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition went on sale for the first time on April 1 and the official information from the BKK-owned OPPO indicates that the R15 has created a new sales record for the company in China. Opening day sales figures on the Jingdong, Tmall, and Suning showed a record sales exceeding that of the Oppo R11.