Just as promised, OPPO today announced its newest R series smartphones at an event held in China. The new R17 and R17 Pro smartphones both feature a water drop display with a tiny notch in the middle and come equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. They are also the world’s first smartphones to come Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
OPPO R17: Price, Availability
The OPPO R17 8GB RAM + 128GB variant will go on sale in China starting from August 30th in Twilight Blue and Starry Purple colors. As announced by OPPO previously, the R17 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant has been priced at 3,599 yuan (Rs.36,700 approx.). OPPO is also offering a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the R17 at 3,199 yuan (Rs.32,600 approx.). The 6GB RAM variant will be available for purchase in China starting September 7th.
OPPO R17: Specifications, Features
The OPPO R17 sports a 6.4-inch display with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a water drop notch at the top. Thanks to the notch, the R17 boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%. Protecting the display panel is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. In addition to being the first smartphone to feature Corning Gorilla Glass 6, the R17 is also the first to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor. The successor to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660, the Snapdragon 670 is a 10nm mobile processor clocked at up to 2.0 GHz with an Adreno 615 GPU. The powerful processor is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Moving on to optics, the OPPO R17 is equipped with a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with an f/1.8 aperture, AI scene recognition, and an AI Portrait mode. Housed within the water drop notch is a 25MP AI selfie camera with 3D Portrait lighting, AI beautification, and an f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The smartphone is fueled by a 3500mAh capacity battery with VOOC Flash Charge technology. In terms of size, the smartphone measures 157.5 x 74.9 x 7.5mm and weighs in at 182 grams.
OPPO R17 Pro: Price, Availability
The OPPO R17 Pro has been priced at 4,299 yuan (Rs.43,900 approx.) in China. It will be going on sale in the country starting in mid-October.
OPPO R17 Pro: Specifications, Features
The OPPO R17 Pro features an identical 6.4-inch display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, an in-display fingerprint sensor, as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Powering the OPPO R17 Pro is a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, OPPO R17 Pro features an impressive triple-camera setup on the back. The primary 12MP sensor comes with a variable aperture lens, capable of switching from f/1.5 to f/2.4 depending on the lighting conditions. The smartphone also has a 20MP secondary sensor and a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D sensing camera to enable capturing 3D photos. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB 3.1 Type-C port, NFC, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The R17 Pro measures 157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 183 grams.
The R17 Pro packs a larger 3700mAh capacity battery with Super VOOC Flash Charge technology. OPPO claims the smartphone’s battery can achieve 40% charge in just 10 minutes. The smartphone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1 out of the box.