Oppo R17 (F9) Hands-On Images Leaked; Reveal Gradient Color Design With Waterdrop Display Notch

The Oppo R17 could be powered by Snapdragon 670, and the Pro version is speculated to sport a wide aperture of f/1.4

After the teeny tiny notch revealed by Oppo for its upcoming F9 smartphone, there is a leak showing a new smartphone in the R series called the Oppo R17, a follow-up to the 2018-launched Oppo R15. Leaked images show the unannounced phone to be sporting a notch display very similar to what we the saw as the design element on the announced-but-not-launched Oppo F9, with a full-screen display and a notch so small that it could barely fit a camera sensor inside, with no place whatsoever for any other sensors.

Oppo R17: Waterdrop Display Notch, Gradient Colour

The leaked images of the new addition to the R family of Oppo phones show the R17 to follow the precedent set by Oppo F9, which is the much-teased-about ‘Waterdrop Display’, where the display takes all of the front body of the phone except a very small notch that looks like a drop of water. However, geeks are still debating whether the design language being termed Waterdrop Display refers to the notch or the fact that the display will be thoroughly waterproof since Oppo F9 was teased by Oppo Malaysia on Twitter with several wonderful images which all had the water element predominant.

The other way in which the new Oppo R17 goes the way of the Oppo F9 is the gradient colour design, where the Oppo F9 was teased to come in a certain Sunrise Red colour that purportedly combines sapphire and red to make a new and unique colour shade for the phone. Also, the gradient design makes the back panel of the phone flaunt a mirror-effect, which makes light falling on the panel show different shades of colour at different angles.

The Oppo R17 shows blue, sapphire, red and pink colours in its display, and the back panel seems to be mirror black in one image and gradient black with sapphire and pink on the sides in another image. It remains to be seen how events unfold, but for now, there are a few specs leaked that sound too good to be untrue.

Oppo R17: Speculated Specifications

The Oppo R17, if leaks are to be believed, is in the making, with a dual-rear camera that is lined-up vertically, a fingerprint sensor going inside the display, a front camera fitted in a seriously small notch, a neat and narrow chin on the display, a gradient colour design, and surprisingly, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor.

There will also be a Pro version of the Oppo R17, with a Snapdragon 710 processor and an ultra-wide f/1.4 aperture for the camera sensor. Other features speculated include NFC, flash charging, and water-resistance.

Oppo R17: Price in India

The Oppo R17 has not yet been announced, but considering that the Oppo F7 came in 2018 and the company did not shy away from announcing the successor Oppo F9 already, we can presume that the Oppo R17 is also set for launch this year itself. The Oppo R15, to which the R17 should come as a successor, is priced Rs 21,999. It also has a notched display, with the notch being small, but the Oppo R17 could up the ante excitingly well.

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