Oppo seems to be gearing up to launch several smartphones in the market in 2018. From what we have been hearing so far, the Chinese handset maker is working on two smartphones that will be successors to Oppo R11 and R11 Plus smartphones that were introduced in June last year.
Interestingly, new reports that are floating around the web now state that the upcoming smartphones which will be dubbed as Oppo R13 and Oppo R13 Plus will be the first smartphones to debut with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 670 chipset. However, Qualcomm is yet to announce the chipset officially but the company is expected to announce the new processor soon most likely at MWC 2018.
Opo R13 and Oppo R13 Plus
Talking about the smartphones, Oppo R13 and Oppo R13 Plus have already received 3C certification in China. The two Oppo phones came with model numbers PAAT00 and PAAM00. However, apart from the model numbers and support for 20W fast charging, nothing concrete has been revealed.
One key thing that we can take away from this leak is that since the listing has offered details regarding the charging aspects if you look at older Oppo devices, only smartphones in the R-series are available with 20W VOOC charging feature. Further, since the Snapdragon 660 chipset was used with Oppo R11 duo, the Snapdragon 670 may be used to power the upcoming Oppo R13 and R13 Plus smartphones.
Opo R13 and Oppo R13 Plus expected Feature and Specs
As for the features and specs, previous rumors and leaks have suggested that Oppo R13 and Oppo R13 phones will come with a notch design similar to that of an iPhone X. The R13 and R13 Plus are expected to come with advanced facial recognition feature and the duo are also expected to feature gesture-enabled virtual home bar and vertically stacked dual rear cameras.
The two smartphones will likely come preloaded with Color OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Oppo R13 could come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. As for Oppo R13 Plus, the handset could feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. That is pretty much we know about the devices right now. More details should pop up in the coming days.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
As for Snapdragon 670 chipset, we have already seen several leaks in the past. Rumors and leaks have revealed that the Snapdragon 670 SoC will deliver improved and impressive graphics performance. The chipset will be based on 10nm fabrication process similar to the flagship Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's Exynos 9810.
Further, the chipset will likely feature modified Cortex A55 and Cortex A75 cores designed by ARM Limited which will include 4 x Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.06GHz and 4 x Kryo 385 Silver cores clocked at 1.6GHz.
Previous reports have added that each cluster will have 32Kb of L1 cache, 128Kb of L2 Cache and 1024Kb of L3 cache altogether. The CPU will be aided by Adreno 615 GPU operating between 430MHz and 650MHz with turbo boost up to 700MHz.
Snapdragon 670 will also bring updated Qualcomm modem with support for theoretical download speeds up to 1Gbps and upload speed of 150Mbps. The chip will also bring support for UFS memory and older eMMC 5.1 flash standard as well as up to a WQHD screen.
With dual 14-bit Spectra 260 ISP, the Snapdragon 670 is said to support smartphone camera setups with a single sensor up to 26-megapixel or dual sensors up to 13-megapixels each.