Oppo is one of the world’s largest mobile device manufacturers worldwide and despite being virtually unknown in Portugal, Oppo is No. 2 in China according to IDC. Its products are highly demanded in its home market where only Huawei surpasses it. It is, like Vivo and OnePlus, one of the companies owned by multi-national BBK Electronics. So it would not be surprising if the Oppo R15, equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60, inspired the future OnePlus 6.
In fact, we already see the international press calling the “twin brother” of the next OnePlus 6 to this Oppo R15. With good reasons for this since previous Oppo models would inspire the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T whose design differences are minimal. Now for 2018, we believe that this will happen again and that the OnePlus 6 will hit the market with a monocle. You can also opt for the term notch, notch or cutout, whichever you prefer to call.
In fact, this is not the first time we see the teasers of the next Oppo R15 and after the first images, we now have a new rumor, coming from China. According to a source close to the brand, the Oppo R15 will come equipped with the MediaTek Helio P60 processor.
This is the latest processor/mobile platform from MediaTek, this Helio P60 will feature four Cortex-A73 cores at 2Ghz. It will have four other Cortex-A53 cores, also at 2Ghz (maximum processing frequency). Already at the graphics level, we have here the Mali-G72 MP3. It will therefore be an octa-core SoC with maximum frequencies of 2GHz.
Oppo R15, “brother” of OnePlus 6 will arrive with the MediaTek Helio P60
As the brand itself indicates through its teaser, the Oppo R15 will be another Android smartphone with a notch at the top of the screen. This will be the trend that will feature throughout the year 2018. Soon, even the OnePlus 6 should adopt this new trend imposed by Apple’s iPhone X in the last month of September. In this way, we will have smartphones with a big screen, small margins and more and more a better experience of use.
Something that may not please the fans will be the obvious similarity with Apple’s top-end. However, we have already seen ASUS adopt the same ideology for its new ZenFone 5Z and already during its presentation, Marcel Campos, the brand’s best-known face, would claim that being was a trend to maintain. According to him, it will become increasingly useful to use screens with a notch.
Marcel Campos would say that there are more and more Chinese screen manufacturers with this in mind, something that will ultimately reduce their price. In summary, in 2018 we will have more devices with this aspect and OnePlus 6 will be just one of them.
The “notch” will be curiously the trend of the mobile world in 2018.