OPPO has announced the first smartphone with the smallest notch on a phone as of yet on its official website; this is OPPO R17 that also brings a fingerprint sensor underneath the front panel along with a mighty 25MP lens for selfie shooting.
OPPO R17 – Features
The OPPO R17 seems to be a premium device as the Chinese manufacturer has used glass in its construction whereas the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is also there to protect the 6.4-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) display from cracks or scratches.
The R17 is one of the first phones to come with the water-drop notch design. Moreover, a tiny earpiece module lies at top of the phone just above the notch. OPPO has also introduced the first in-display fingerprint scanner for its lineup that is embedded in the lower portion of the display.
OPPO has powered the OPPO R17 with the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset under the hood. However, only one memory combo of 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable native storage has been announced. The graphics department is handled by the Adreno 615 GPU.
On the camera front, OPPO R17 brings a mighty 25MP sensor on the front with an f/2.0 aperture. Since the phone has only been revealed on OPPO’s website so far and there’s no official announcement as of yet, only the primary camera of the rear dual camera setup is said to be a 16MP sensor whereas the other sensor is unknown.
OPPO R17 is equipped with a generous 3,500mAh battery unit to fuel the device that is promised to be good enough to give a day’s usage easily. However, keeping in view the configuration of OPPO R17, we don’t think that would have been the case. Though, a VOOC charger is inside the box to recharge the device in a rapid time; giving you at least a few hours of usage within 30 minutes.
OPPO R17 – Pricing and Availability
OPPO R17 will be made available in the hometown China from August 23rd while the pre-booking is announced to be kicked off from August 18th in two color options of Stream Blue and Neon Purple. Pricing of the device has yet not been announced but we expect the premium OPPO R17 to be in the range of Rs. 50,000 to 70,000.
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OPPO R17 – Specifications
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||2x Kryo 260 @2 GHz, 6x Kryo 360 @1.7 GHz|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|Display||6.4-inch, FHD+ (1080×2280)|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, in-display|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, f/1.7 + 5.0MP (rumored), f/2.2 LED flash, HDR|
|Secondary Camera||25 MP|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS|
|Battery||3,500mAh, VOOC fast charging supported|
|Colors||Stream Blue, Neon Purple|