Oppo Launches The Mid-range R15x With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and More

Oppo has unveiled a new midranger on its website today that goes by the moniker Oppo R15x.

In terms of raw specifications, the R15x is a reskinned Oppo F9 with an interesting feature. It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Instead, the fingerprint sensor has been moved under the display for this one. A rarity for mid-range phones.

Design & Display

The body is entirely glass-made, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, and is basically an Oppo K1 with more storage. Design-wise, it can be classed as an upper midranger, due to its trendy waterdrop notch and shiny rear.

The display is an impressive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED unit boasting FHD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution. Aspect ratio is 19.5:9, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer on top.

Hardware & Storage

Oppo R15x packs an old Snapdragon 660 chipset and 6 GB RAM. GPU is an Adreno 512, and the CPU clock arrangement has 4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 and 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 cores.

There’s only one storage option of 128 GB internal memory, with no memory card slot.

Camera & Software

As you’d expect, the company included a decent dual camera set up on the rear. The primary shooter is a 16MP sensor and it pairs with a 2MP depth sensor. The phone can shoot 4K videos at 30fps, and also has some cool portrait mode features like bokeh and beautification.

Selfie camera shoots 25MP photos, and also uses AI scene detection features, that adjust your camera settings based on each situation.

The software is going to be Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Oppo’s Color OS 5.2 on top.

Battery, Price, & Availability

Oppo R15x has a non-removable 3500 mAh battery. There’s no Type-C support, the phone uses older microUSB 2.0 instead. It loses out on fast charging, however, which you do get in the Oppo F9. Color options are going to be Nebula and Ice/Glacier.

The phone is already available for pre-order, at a price of CNY 2,499 (~Rs. 48,000) for the only 6/128 GB option. You can order one for yourself and check out more details on Oppo R15x’s webpage.

Oppo R15x Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Display:
    • 6.4” 19.5:9 Super AMOLED with FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 6 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual: 16 MP + 2 MP depth sensor
    • Secondary: 25 MP
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V5.0, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio
  • Fingerprint sensor (In-Display)
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Price: ~Rs. 48,000

    • “Midrange” or “Flagship” classes don’t only depend on a phone’s price, but also its specifications.

      Most of the specs in this phone are midrange, such as the chipset, display, and cameras.

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