12 Oct 2020: Specifications of OPPO A15 smartphone leak ahead of launch
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is planning to launch its A15 smartphone in India next week. In the latest development, the complete specifications of the upcoming handset have been leaked by 91Mobiles.
As per the report, the device will run on Android 10-based ColorOS 7.2, pack a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, a 4,230mAh battery, and come in a 3GB/32GB storage configuration.
Here’s our roundup.
Design and display: OPPO A15: At a glance
The OPPO A15 will sport an edge-to-edge screen with a waterdrop-shaped notch and a thick bezel at the bottom. On the rear, there will be a triple camera setup and a physical fingerprint scanner for secure authentication of biometric data.
The device will have a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio
After patenting several foldable smartphone designs over the last few months, OPPO is back with an innovative design for traditional candy bar-style smartphones. The latest OPPO patent approved by CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) reveals the smartphone with a waterfall display and an under-display selfie camera.
While the company filed for the patent in November last year, it only got approved earlier today. The documentation includes a total of four design iterations with a few minor changes.
Latest OPPO patent showcases smartphone with waterfall display
These days, curved edge displays are common to find on flagship smartphones. OPPO’s patented design takes the display curvature to an extreme level. That said, it already showcased a similar-looking smartphone in July last year.
Brian Shen, OPPO’s VP, shared images of the prototype device featuring a waterfall display with 88-degree curved edges. The company never again talked about that device. With this newly
Electronics companies around the world are looking to introduce foldable smartphones. So far, only four companies have managed to achieve this feat and they are Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and Royole. On the other hand, the remaining popular smartphone makers have been applying for patents related to this tech for the past few quarters. One of those companies is OPPO and it has applied for one more.
Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is known for its SuperVOOC fast charging technology and uniquely designed phones. But the company is yet to release a foldable smartphone. Anyway, it has been patenting design for such devices for a while now. Hence, we can expect the company to soon launch a commercial foldable smartphone.
That said, the new patent filed by Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) is a utility patent for hinge and not design like
OPPO has launched the latest model of its A Series, the OPPO A53 in Sri Lanka. Designed to deliver a faster and smoother performance, A53 empowers users to feel the speed and connects to entertainment needs and friends. Available from October, 2020 in Sri Lanka A53 comes in two color options – Fancy Blue and Electric Black. A53 includes 4 GB Memory + 64 GB Storage and will be available for purchase at a retail price of LKR. 35,990. Boasting a blazing-fast 90Hz refresh rate, OPPO A53 offers an immersive and smooth viewing experience with a 90Hz Neo-Display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate display and technology that rivals flagship phones. Whilst A53 has a 5000mAh Large Battery and 18W Fast Charge to keep the phone running longer, Qualcomm’s latest octa-core processor and OPPO’s first RAM+ Memory Optimization offers an all-around fast performance.
04 Oct 2020: New OPPO smartphone with three rear cameras spotted on FCC
A new handset, by Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, codenamed CPH2185 has been spotted on the FCC database. As per the listing, it will run on ColorOS 7.2 and pack a 4,100mAh battery.
The device will share its design with the Realme Narzo 20, featuring a triple camera setup and a fingerprint reader on the rear.
Here are more details.
Design and display: OPPO CPH2185: At a glance
The OPPO CPH2185 should have an edge-to-edge screen with a waterdrop-shaped notch, and a significant bottom bezel. On the rear, there will be a triple camera setup, and a physical fingerprint reader, for secure authentication of biometric data.
The smartphone might sport a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Oppo seems to be preparing to launch new smartphones; this can be seen after one of their devices has received certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has certified an Oppo phone that comes with the model number CPH2185. The identity of this new Oppo smartphone is still a mystery, but the FCC provides us with some information about it.
The Oppo looks, well, like a smartwatch. The polished, black glass screen and rubber band are simple, sleek and refined. Call it uninspired if you will, but there isn’t much wriggle room to defy expectations in smartwatch design aesthetics.
As far as the profile goes, I actually quite liked the size and shape. It didn’t feel bulky on my wrist, was wearable throughout the day, and I found myself using it as I would a regular watch: to check the time.
Android’s WearOS software makes using the Oppo Watch intuitive and straightforward, with no additional bells and whistles. In short, the software is about as groundbreaking as the design. There’s no point in reinventing the wheel.
Switching between apps is easy and responding to text and Facebook messages using the handy voice input was fun, even if it made me look like Inspector Gadget.