A few days ago, Corning corporation officially confirmed that Chinese smartphone maker OPPO will be the first one to employ its Gorilla Glass 6 protection for a new device which is slated to launch in the next few weeks. Well, the rumored handset is said to be none other than the OPPO R17, which has been in the rumor mills for quite some time. Now, two new smartphones carrying model numbers OPPO PBEM00 and PBET00 have received the 3C (China Compulsory Certificate) certification in China.
The two handsets certified by 3C could be the OPPO R17 and the OPPO R17 Plus variants, assuming that the OPPO PBAT00 and PBAM00 were claimed out to be OPPO R15s and R15 Neo variants. The details revealed by 3C indeed are scarce at the moment, and the certified phones might even be completely different handsets. If we have a look at the information available regarding the OPPO R17, the smartphone is supposed to employ a smaller and a far different notch, which we have not seen earlier on any smartphone. The device is expected to sport a dual camera setup in a vertical fashion on the back and might have a similar design to that of the recently announced OPPO Find X.
If the rumours are to be believed, the OPPO R17 might debut as the OPPO F9 Pro in India and other global markets. The OPPO F9 Pro is confirmed to feature a 25MP AI Selfie Camera with HDR support. The handset is also said to launch in the Malaysian market as well very soon, considering the teaser campaign started by OPPO in the country a few days back. For now, we recommend you to stay tuned with us, as we will be reporting new details if we find them regarding the above certified OPPO PBEM00 and PBET00 smartphones. The handsets also may arrive at TENAA in the upcoming days, so we suggest you to keep an eye here, as we will also be covering the specs of the phone when they get listed online.