T’scommon knowledge now that the Chinese smartphone maker OPPO is all set to launch the OPPO R17 and R17 Pro smartphones in China on August 23. We have seen multiple teasers by OPPO ahead of the launch, confirming the design of the R17 and R17 Pro along with their specifications. Today, the BBK Electronics owned manufacturer has officially confirmed the pricing of the OPPO R17 before the official launch. The OPPO R17 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage will retail for around 3499 Yuan in China (Rs. 35,598). The company has also announced that consumers can now pre-order the R17 on its official Chinese website. To recap the specs of the phone, the device will be featuring a 6.4-inch water drop AMOLED display with a tiny notch at the top. It will have 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset is also the first in the world to come with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and that’s not all.
The R17 will arrive with an in-display fingerprint sensor if we go by the image released by OPPO. In terms of the core hardware, the R17 packs an octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC, which comes with a two performance-oriented 2.0GHz Kryo 360 cores, and the six Kryo 360 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. As mentioned above, the phone comes in only one storage and RAM variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
In terms of imaging, the R17 features a dual camera setup, with the primary sensor being a 16-megapixel unit. For selfies and video calling, the R17 is equipped with a 25MP camera on the front, coupled with an f/2.0 aperture, 3D Portrait mode with AI-powered Beauty mode and other essential camera characteristics. Connectivity-wise, the handset offers dual-SIM support, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port and a headphone port. Keeping the lights on is a 3500mAh capacity battery that supports VOOC Flash Charge technology. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS out of the box.
The smartphone comes in Streamer Blue and Neon Purple colour options. The company might announce the sale date of the device at its event, which is scheduled to take place on August 23. At the same time, we shall also get to learn more about the R17 Pro.
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