OPPO has unwrapped the much anticipated mid-range flagship device dubbed as OPPO R17 Pro at an event held in Shanghai, China. You may recall the OPPO Find X minus the sliding camera module with an affordable price tag.
OPPO R17 Pro – Features
As leaked earlier, the OPPO R17 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED water drop display with Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 91.5% screen ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The bezels on all four sides are considerably small while the device comes with a valley-like notch on top of the display that houses the selfie camera. The smartphone also brings an under-display fingerprint sensor like we’ve seen on Vivo NEX and Xiaomi Mi 8.
At the back, the OPPO R17 features a magical gradient design that comes in a variety of colours including Streamer Blue, Neon Violet and Foggy gradients. The fog light gradient uses 3D fog glass and a new condensing grading process so that the colours blend with each other on the back of the phone. Moreover, the flow gradually changes with the light and shadow whereas the recognition is extremely high.
The OPPO R17 is a dual SIM supported handset by default that runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 under the hood. The R17 becomes the first smartphone in OPPO line-up that is powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset clocked at 2.0GHz and equipped with an Adreno 615 GPU. The device features 128GB of fixed native storage with two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB.
More interestingly, the OPPO R17 becomes the second smartphone in the world that features a triple camera setup on the rear, following the Huawei P20 Pro. The main sensor is a 12 MP variable f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture unit, which works just like the camera on the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 series. The second camera is a 20 MP lens while the third one is a 3D Time of Flight (TOF) sensor. On the other hand, the front-facing selfie shooter comes with 25MP lens that supports real-time viewing of beauty effects and artificial intelligence.
Last but not the least, the OPPO R17 Pro features a large 3,700 mAh battery unit, divided into two halves of 1,850 mAh. This enables OPPO’s signature 50W Super VOOC fast charging, letting you charge it up to 40% in just 10 minutes.
OPPO R17 Pro – Pricing and Availability
OPPO has made the R17 Pro available in the Chinese market with price tag of CNY 3199 (~$470, PKR 57,400) for the 6GB variant and that of CNY 3499 (~$514, PKR 62,750) for the 8GB model. However, the fog light gradient colour is offered in 8GB + 128GB memory, priced at CNY 3599 (~$529, PKR 64,500).
OPPO has not shared any details of the international exposure of the OPPO R17 Pro but we expect to see the device in emerging markets like Pakistan and India very soon. Stay tuned for more updates.
OPPO R17 Pro – Specifications
|OS||Android Oreo 8.1 with Color OS 5.2 UI|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||2x 2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|Display||6.4-inch AMOLED, FHD+ (1080×2280), 91.5% screen to body ratio|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, Under-display|
|Primary Camera||12 MP (f/1.5-2.4) + 20 MP f/2.6 + TOF 3D camera, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, TOF|
|Secondary Camera||25 MP|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GPS|
|Battery||3,700mAh, Super VOOC fast charging (40% in 10 minutes)|