Oppo R15, Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition launched in China

Oppo says this new setup can automatically recognize up to 120 scenes with Sony's AI and e add professional portrait lightning effects with Portrait mode. You can choose from among these colors: Star Purple, Snow White, and Hot Red. There is also a special edition of Oppo R15 with ceramic body and it is priced at 3499 Yuan ($552/ Rs 35,900 approx.). The smartphones will go on sale from 1 April.

While some details will vary between the Oppo R15 and the OnePlus 6, which should arrive sometime later this year, the notch is probably the one design tick that's most likely to stick around.

Oppo is one of the prominent smartphone maker in China and the company is also known for making selfie centric smartphones in India. Besides these everything is different in both the smartphones.

Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Edition feature notched 6.28-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels.

It is powered by the Helio P60 processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It comes with 6 gigs of RAM, 128GB storage, and a slightly smaller 3,400 mAh battery with VOOC charging. It receives power from 3,400mAh battery that carries support for VOOC fast charging technology. The Oppo R15 has a 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 primary image sensor on the back with f/1.7 aperture and EIS and a 5-megapixel secondary image sensor. The phone's display doesn't extend to all four corners, and the rear camera isn't positioned vertically, although it is indeed a dual-lens shooter.

SoC is where the devices see the biggest difference, with the R15 being powered by the new Helio P60, and the Dream Mirror variant getting its trucking juice from a Snapdragon 660. While the front and rear cameras are identical, the difference is in the secondary sensor in the rear camera of the R15 DME. The OPPO 15 Dream Mirror that features a 3D glass rear will be hitting the market in colors like Red and Ceramic Black.

Will OnePlus 6 feature a similar design and specs? With notches unexpectedly becoming the new trend in the Android world, the OnePlus 6 is also expected to sport an iPhone X-like notch as per recent leaked images. So, it's no surprise that all of OnePlus' recent phones have born a striking resemblance to the corresponding Oppo phone.

Vanessa Coleman