Chinese tech company OPPO had launched its A15 budget handset a couple of months ago, which has given the brand enough time to already be nearly ready with a sibling in the form of A15s.
Now, the latter device model has been spotted on Malaysia’s SIRIM certification website, as well as Singapore’s IMDA and Europe’s EEC sites, which hints at an imminent global release. Additionally, a leaked banner for the upcoming phone also offers a glimpse at its overall design, as well as some of the key specifications.
There is no surprise in the fact that the A15s appears to be outwardly identical to its older, A15 sibling. The leaked ad poster specifically mentions a 6.52-inch HD+ display, which matches-up perfectly with the IPS LCD, 720 x 1600-pixel panel on the OPPO A15. This clearly indicates that the two devices are highly similar.
The only difference made clear by the poster is the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage configuration for the A15s, which is higher than the 2GB or 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage, offered by the older A15 device.
Given that, we can expect an upgrade to a more-powerful chipset on the A15s. It could possibly be another MediaTek Helio unit, better than the P35. However, there’s no mention of that in the leaked poster. Another likelihood is that the A15s could borrow its camera setup directly from the A15 model, which includes a 13MP primary camera alongside a 2MP macro and 2MP depth modules on the back and a 5MP selfies snapper, housed in a waterdrop notch. The 4,230mAh battery pack is also likely to be carried forward in the new device.
While there is no word on the pricing or availability of the OPPO A15s, we expect it to be similarly-priced to the older variant. The A15 had launched at Rs. 10,990 MSRP. According to the leaked poster, Indian buyers will also enjoy 5% cashback, by using one of a few mentioned bank cards.