Oppo R17 With Snapdragon 670 SoC, Under-display Fingerprint Scanner Launching on August 18

OPPO R17 is the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm's all-new Snapdragon 670 mobile platform.

OPPO R17 Steamer Blue

OPPO has been quite impressive this year, launching quite a few impressive devices across various price points. The company’s flagship offering, the Find X is undoubtedly one of the most innovative smartphones that we have seen in a long time. OPPO has now silently listed its latest R series smartphone, the R17 on its China official store. The official listing reveals the smartphone will be going on sale in China starting August 18th.

OPPO R17: Set to Launch in China on August 18

The R17 listing on the OPPO China online store includes the key specifications and features of the smartphone, along with official renders showing the device in all its glory. It will be going on sale in China for the first time on August 18 in Stream Blue and Neon Purple colors. The smartphone’s pricing is expected to be revealed before the first sale on August 18.

OPPO R17: Specifications, Features

As you can see in the image above, the OPPO R17 features a tiny notch at the top, somewhat similar to the notch seen on the Essential Phone from last year. OPPO is calling this new design “water drop”. Thanks to the waterdrop-notch design, the R17 boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%, which is higher than many flagship smartphones out there.

In terms of specifications, the OPPO R17 features a large 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Beneath the large display panel is a fingerprint sensor that 4 sq.mm in terms of size. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, which was made official by Qualcomm a few days back. Successor to the Snapdragon 660 from last year, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 uses two performance-oriented Kryo 360 cores clocked at 2 GHz and six efficiency-oriented Kryo 360 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. Taking care of the graphics processing is an Adreno 615 GPU, which offers a decent improvement compared to the Adreno 512 GPU found in the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The powerful mid-range processor has been coupled with a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.

In terms of optics, the OPPO R17 features a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 16MP primary shooter. While the resolution of the secondary sensor hasn’t been revealed yet, OPPO does say that the dual-camera setup on the R17 can detect up to 800 different scenes using machine learning. For selfies, R17 features a 25MP resolution snapper at the front with an f/2.0 aperture and 3D Portrait Mode. It is likely the same module used on the F7 and Find X smartphones from the company. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Dual 4G VoLTE, and a USB Type-C port. Fueling the internals of the handset is a 3500mAh capacity battery with OPPO’s VOOC Flash Charge fast charging technology. As for software, OPPO’s latest R series smartphone runs on the Android 8.1 operating system with ColorOS 5.2 running on top. The latest version of OPPO’s custom UI offers optimized battery performance, new voice-activated features, info panels, and more.

OPPO R17: Expected Price in India

Unlike the F series, the R series line from OPPO hasn’t made its way to the Indian market yet. This means there is very little hope of the R17 being launched in India. If OPPO does decide to launch the R17 in India sometime later this year, we can expect it to be priced at somewhere around the Rs.35,000 mark in the country. It will take on smartphones like the OnePlus 6, ASUS ZenFone 5Z, and the Honor 10.

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