OPPO has released its latest and greatest in the mid-upper range R series. The R15 and R15 Pro join the notch club with a 6.28-inch, 19:9 AMOLED screen and all new Sony camera sensor.

These phones retail for $659 and $779 respectively. I know I have said it before about OPPO, but these punch well above their weight.

“The R-Series continues to deliver fantastic camera capabilities at an affordable price. We know smartphones are now our customer’s camera of choice. As such, we continue to invest in our camera technologies to provide them with an exceptional photography experience, which will have them taking shots like a pro”, said Michael Tran, Executive Director at OPPO.

They are almost full screen with a small notch at the top and a tiny bottom bezel of course.

The camera uses the new larger 16MP Sony IMX519 with 1.22um pixels, 4656 x 3496, 1/2.6″ with phase detection autofocus (PADF). Currently, its unique to BBK owned OPPO and One Plus. Compared to the R11s sensor it is 7.7% larger and has 18.7% more pixels.

Specifications – R15 and R15 Pro (these are preliminary)

R15 R15 Pro
Screen 6.28-inch, 2280 x 1080, 19:9, 401ppi, AMOLED, 90% S-T-B-R, Gorilla Glass 5 Similar
Processor MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60
4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 512
RAM 6GB/128GB/microSD to 256GB Same
Rear Camera 1 16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, PDAF, HDR, face detection, AI-enhanced for 120 scenes, AI Beauty 2.0, flash, [email protected] Same
Rear Camera 2 5 MP (f/2.2) 20 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.8″, 1µm
Selfie 20 MP, f/2.0, Sensor HDR, 1080p
3D lighting technique
Same
Comms Wi-Fi AC dual band
BT 4.2
Same
BT 5.0
NFC
LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 Plus 18, 19, 26,
Sim Unlocked Dual sim
Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile are single sim
Same
Other Fingerprint sensor rear
128 facial feature unlock
Same
Battery 3450 mAh battery
Fast battery charging: VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A
USB 2.0
3430 mAh battery
Same
Colour Frost White, Nebula Purple Cosmic Purple, Ruby Red
IP Claimed water resistant 1P67
Size 155.1 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm x 175g 156.5 x 75.2 x 8 mm x 180g
Android 8.1 and Colour OS 5.0 Same
Website https://www.oppo.com/au/smartphone-r15 https://www.oppo.com/au/smartphone-r15_pro
Price $659 $779

Availability R15 and R15 Pro

Stockists: The new device will be available to purchase from the following retailers. Please note on sale date varies across retailers.

  • JB Hi-Fi: July 2nd Pre-order and July 9th On Sale
  • The Good Guys, Officeworks, Woolworths Mobile: July 9th

Plans

  • Woolworths Mobile – Available 9th July
    • R15 Pro available at RRP outright or on $30 per month plan + $21.63 handset repayment over 36 months ($51.63/mth)
    • R15 available at RRP Outright or on $30 per month plan + $18.31 handset repayment over 36 months ($48.30/mth)
  • Optus – Available 9th July
    • R15 Pro available on $45 per month plan + $10 handset repayment
  • Vodafone  – Available 9th July
    • R15 Pro available on $40 Red Plan + $21.63 handset repayment over 36 months
  • Telstra – 14th August
    • R15 Pro available on $79 per month plan + $0 handset repayment

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