OPPO continues to expand its market in India by presenting the new OPPO F15, an Android smartphone characterized by discreet specifications and with a very competitive list price. The commercial strategy therefore looks like the same as always ‘try to counter the overwhelming power of Xiaomi and Realme in India by marketing products with a good quality / price ratio.’
OPPO F15 Specifications
The new OPPO F15 is not unique, especially from the aesthetic point of view where the similarities with the OPPO A91 presented in China at the end of December 2019 are clear.
The new OPPO F15 presents itself as a direct successor of the F11 presented almost a year ago in India, and now integrates some hardware innovations that make it extremely attractive for those looking for a cheap Android smartphone.
As compared to the previous generation, the OPPO F15 now features a 6.4-inch panel with Super AMOLED technology – a huge step forward compared to the TFT panel of the previous version – at 1080p resolution (2340 × 1080 pixels) with a drop notch and 16MP front camera.
The Chinese company has also integrated the fingerprint sensor inside the display, thus ensuring access to a typical feature of much more expensive phones even on a cheap smartphone.
From the hardware point of view we find the same MediaTek Helio P70 present in the previous range, with alongside 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD. From the photographic point of view, the company chooses to insert a 48 MP main sensor flanked by an additional 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2 MP sensor for bokeh effects and a 2 MP sensor for macro photography.
On the autonomy side, the OPPO F15 can take advantage of the proprietary fast charging technology – VOOC 4.0 – which thanks to the 20W support should recharge the 4000 mAh battery very quickly. The software is obviously based on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1.2 customization.
Price and availability
As we said at the beginning of the article, the OPPO F15 will initially be available in India starting next January 24 at the price of 19.999 Indian rupees, about $280 USD, in the Lightning Black and Unicorn White colors. It can be purchased on Amazon, on Flipkart or in the many local shops where the company has activated a 5% cashback promotion using some specific banking circuits.
We are not aware of whether the OPPO F15 will also be released in other markets, but we will keep you informed in the event that there is any news on the matter