The Oppo R15 is our best look at the OnePlus 6 yet

Notch what you were expecting?

Oppo R15

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has announced its latest smartphone, the Oppo R15.

The R15 will almost certainly never make its way to Canada, but it’s still a significant announcement.

Oppo is the parent company of OnePlus, and the two firms often make use of the same design language when developing new devices.

Case in point: the OnePlus 5 shared far more than a passing resemblance to the Oppo R11, while the OnePlus 5T looked almost identical to the Oppo R11s. If the two companies continue on their current trajectory, then the yet-to-be-announced OnePlus 6 is on lock to look like the R15.

In fact, it seems that’s already the case. In a recent leak, Android Central reported the OnePlus 6 would feature a tall, 19:9 aspect ratio display and a sizeable iPhone X-style front camera notch — both features that are plainly present on the R15.

Just as instructive are the R15’s internal specifications, which provide a good sense of what to expect from the OnePlus 6.

Oppo plans to release two different variants of the R15. There’s the standard edition that features a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 3,450mAh battery and a 6.28-inch 2280 x 1080 OLED display, as well as a ‘Dream Mirror’ edition that swaps out the MediaTek CPU for a Snapdragon 660 chipset and improved camera pack.

Camera-wise, the standard R15 features dual 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera, while includes a higher specced pair of 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel rear-facing cameras.

OnePlus is expected to officially unveil the OnePlus 6 later this year. Whether or not it ends up looking exactly like the R15, the camera notch is likely to be a major design feature of the device.

Via: The Verge