Oppo and its once sub-brand Realme seem to be on a software update spree off late. Just yesterday, we reported that phones like the Realme 2 and Realme C1 are finally getting the ColorOS 5.2 stable update and now, and now, the Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones are also being updated to ColorOS 5.2.1 in China. The update is said to bring a host of new features such as AI Assistant, Hyper Boost, a new video editing tool and lots more. Oppo launched the R15 series in China, back in March this year for a starting price of CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 30,800) but the phones never made it to India.
The news about the update comes via Chinese microblogging site Weibo, as reported by Gizmochina. According to the post, the update should be rolling out over-the-air but if you're the impatient type, then you can manually download the update and flash it. Among the list of the features, the new updates said to add an AI Assistant, which can be summoned by holding the power button for 0.5s. The Assistant can also be used to scan words, translate images, scan documents, etc.
System updates include Hyper Boost, which promises to improve gaming performance; Smart Sidebar lets you access app shortcuts using a swipe gestures; Quick Freeze suspends idle apps to reduce power draw; a new video editing tool for adding themes and effects; and an SOS emergency feature which automatically sends a distress message with five consecutive taps of the power button.
Oppo R15, Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition specifications
The Oppo R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition have some common features such as a 6.28-inch (1080x2280 pixels) full-HD+ OLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, dual rear camera setups, and a 20-megapixel camera front camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture lens. In terms of major distinctions, the Oppo R15 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and 6GB of RAM, while the Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition has a Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB of RAM.