While we do know a great deal about Oppo’s R17, the company has actually made the device official today at an event in Shanghai. The handset will go for a price of 3499 yuan (US$ 509 / Rs. 35,600 approx) and is listed for pre-sale on Oppo’s official website. It is also available on Jing Dong and other e-commerce portals as of now.
The Oppo R17 is a quite elegant looking phone resembling the Oppo F9 that was launched a day or two back in India. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a notch that has now melted to just a drop. I mean the cutout at the top is just a V-style small housing for the camera. It is topped by Corning Gorilla Glass and is available in Steam Blue and Neon Purple. That screen is the hiding spot for the fingerprint sensor that is first for an R series phone.
The Oppo R17 is the first device to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 chip built on the 10nm process. The R17 keeps justifying its price by including substantial increments and it is quite impressive. It has all the RAM and storage you would need – 8GB + 128GB storage.
As for the cameras, the front is a 25MP shooter which we all know Oppo loves to assort with AI features like face beauty, makeup, 8 modes real-time adjustment. The rear has a setup of 16MP + 5MP – not to mention the some more AI features. The package is rounded with 3,500mAh capacity battery that uses VOOC Charge.
If you’re wondering about the R17 Pro, we’ll be updating you with the specs and pricing soon today.
- 6.4-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with 91.5% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 670 ( 2 x 2GHz Kryo 360 (performance) + 6 x 1.7GHz Kryo 360 (efficiency)) 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU
- 8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory
- Dual SIM
- ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 5MP secondary rear camera
- 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 157.5×74.9×7.5mm; Weight: 182g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 3500mAh battery with (5V/4A) VOOC Flash charge