One of the most controversial features of the iPhone X that has been a hot topic in the smartphone arena is the notch found on the upper portion of the device. Though reactions have been mixed, with some tagging the notch as an eyesore, phone manufacturers like Oppo apparently still opted to mimic the notch and use the design in their upcoming flagship smartphones.
An image of the upcoming Oppo R15 was teased on Chinese website Weibo showing the infamous iPhone X-like notch. Moreover, the image also showed that the device will also come with very thin bezels, which has been an emerging feature in some of the latest flagship smartphones released since last year.
Furthermore, it is also possible that the device will feature a dual-camera setup that is vertically aligned at the back, similar to the iPhone X, a Firstpost report noted. Apart from the Oppo R15, the teaser also confirmed the launch of the Oppo R15 Plus, which is the larger-screened version. As for the launch date and other specs of the two smartphones, the phone maker has yet to release anything official.
Back in late February, a leaked render of the R15 also came out on Weibo, showing hints of similarities with the iPhone X, particularly on the bezel-less display, as well as the notch. Interestingly, the leaked render showed a different approach to the dual-camera setup. Deccan Chronicle noted that the camera layout will be horizontally-stacked, similar to that of the OnePlus 5T. Furthermore, the image also showed a fingerprint scanner situated at the back of the device.
As for the other specs, it is speculated that the Oppo R15 will run on the Snapdragon 670 chipset from Qualcomm. The chipset is also said to be crafted using Samsung's 10nm LPP process technology. The device will likely come in three colors — Black, Pink, and Purple.
Should Oppo does push through with the use of the notch, it will be interesting to see how the market will respond to their move.