16 January 2020
UPDATE (January 2nd, 2020):
It is official. The Oppo F15 launch event will take place on January 16th i.e. in two weeks' time from today. Amazon India has set up a dedicated teaser page for the smartphone suggesting that it will be an exclusive release for the eCommerce platform. The teaser page reveals that the Oppo F15 will come with a 48-megapixel quad-camera setup on the back panel. It will offer up to 8GB of RAM, VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 support, and In-Display Fingerprint 3.0.
Original (December 30th, 2019)
It has been a very long time (about nine months) since Oppo released an F-series smartphone. It was the Oppo F11 and Oppo F11 Pro that were announced in March 2019 and now, Oppo has teased the arrival of the successor Oppo F15. It has posted an official teaser video that reveals that the new series is "coming soon".
The Oppo F15 teaser video features promotional lines "Flaunt Your Freedom", "Flaunt Your Fun", "Flaunt Your Speed", and "Flaunt Your Creativity". It is then we get to see the Oppo F15 from the back panel that offers a glimpse of the camera setup. It is a vertically-aligned camera module but it is hard to judge whether we are looking at triple or quad rear cameras. The design of the phone looks premium from the back and might even glass.
The model then goes on to flip the phone to show it from the front. This makes it clear that the Oppo F15 will sport a notched display with a small dot-like notch. The display is further shown with the text "Flaunt" confirming that it is the focus of Oppo's marketing campaign.
Oppo has not offered a specific release timeline except for the "Coming Soon" but there are a few speculations. Since Oppo F11 series arrived in March 2019, we can expect the Oppo F15 to become official within the Q1 2020. It can even happen as soon as the next month i.e. January 2020. It is also worth noting that we don't know if there will be two phones or only a single model but considering the track record, we should be seeing Oppo F15 and Oppo F15 Pro smartphones.