OPPO F15 with 8GB RAM, MediaTek Helio P70, 48MP quad cameras launches in India
For most of 2019, OPPO focussed on introducing and strengthening its Reno lineup while the remaining share of their energy was spent on innovating technologies like the 65W SUPER VOOC 2.0 fast charging. India has been a key market for OPPO because it is currently the only positively growing market for smartphones worldwide and also the biggest after China. For its vision for 2020, the company vowed to assemble 100 million smartphone units in India. As part of this vision, OPPO has launched the OPPO F15 in India as the newest addition to the fashion-friendly F-Series.
The OPPO F15 is the successor to the last year’s OPPO F11, although the two phones are quite similar in terms of specifications. The new additions include an improved Super AMOLED display instead of a TFT previously along with a larger RAM and supplementary cameras, helping OPPO F15 join the club of quad-camera phones. Along with these hardware changes is the new holographic back design in two new white and black colors.
Under the hood, the OPPO F15 comes with a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, which also powered the F11 and the F11 Pro. Now, 8GB RAM comes as the standard option and with it, there’s 128GB of onboard storage with support for expansion via a dedicated microSD card slot.
In terms of cameras, the OPPO F15 comes with a 48MP primary camera along with an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP bokeh camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The phone uses a Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 48MP sensor, but otherwise the setup is identical to what we see on the Realme 5 Pro. Considering Realme had spun out of OPPO and still uses the latter’s assembly line, they’re likely to share SKUs. In terms of design too, we see a lot of similarity with the Realme XT and the Realme X2. On the front, the OPPO F15 comes with a 16MP camera along with AI Beautification features including a video mode for the same.
OPPO’s proprietary Super VOOC 3.0 technology enables charging at 20W via the USB-C port. This isn’t exactly new and was also present via the micro USB port on the OPPO F11.
In terms of software, the phone currently runs ColorOS 6.1.2 based on Android 9 Pie. Since the F11 and the F11 Pro users have already had a taste of ColorOS 7 beta with Android 10, so we can expect the update hopefully within 2020 itself.
OPPO F15 Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight||
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.1
Dedicated microSD slot
|Battery||4000mAh, 20W VOOC 4.0 fast charging|
|Fingerprint Sensor||In-display fingerprint|
|Android Version||ColorOS 6.1.2 based on Android 9 Pie|
|Colors||Lightning Black, Unicorn White|
Price & Availability
The OPPO F15 will be available in India starting January 24th for a price of ₹19,999 (~$280). It can be bought either online via Amazon and Flipkart or at offline retail stores, where buyers can also avail up to 5% cashback using certain credit cards.