In a recent fast charging performance test, the Oppo R17 Pro beat 59 mobiles to hold the top position. The smartphone managed to charge its 3700mAh battery by up to 92% in 30 minutes, courtesy of Oppo’s Super VOOC technology. It is an upgrade over the company’s VOOC flash charging.
Oppo R17 Pro is the latest addition to the premium R-series of the Chinse smartphone maker. The device was introduced in August along with the standard R17 variant and has recently gone on sale in China.
Honor Magic 2 Secures the Second Position
To reach to a conclusion, the source lined up 59 handsets that are touted to support fast charging. Right after Oppo’s 92% mark, we have the Honor Magic 2 with 83% charging in half an hour. The Honor smartphone comes with a 3500mAh battery with a fast charging of 40W. In comparison, Super VOOC flash charging offers 50W of fast charging. The result list also includes a few other smartphones from Oppo. Most of the handsets in the list come from Chinese smartphone makers like Huawei, Vivo, OnePlus, among the others.
Fast charging has become one of the most appealing pitching points for the brands. Oppo has VOOC flash charging for upper mid-range devices and the new Super VOOC for the premium grade offerings. OnePlus, on the other hand, has Dash charging technology, which is supported by all of its flagship smartphones. The Chinese smartphone makers have always aced the fast charging segment. While the competition does not create thick margins between the devices, we are hoping to see even more improved fast charging technologies in the future.
Oppo R17 Pro India Launch Tomorrow
Oppo teased the India launch of the Oppo R17 Pro for quite a while. The Chinese company finally released a short video revealing the confirmed launch of the smartphone in India. The smartphone comes out tomorrow as an Amazon exclusive device. The launch of the R17 Pro marks the debut of Oppo’s R-series in India. Oppo has not revealed the pricing details of the smartphone yet. In China, it is priced at CNY 4,299, translating to INR 44,000, approximately. We are expecting the company to keep the price in the tune of its rival premium-grade smartphones in the Indian market.
The Oppo R17 Pro comes with a tall 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone flaunts a teardrop notch at the top, allowing it to gain an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 86%. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor, combined with Adreno 616 GPU and up to 8GB RAM, and 128GB onboard storage.
In the imaging department, the Oppo R17 Pro gets a triple camera setup at the rear comprising a 12MP sensor, a 20MP sensor and a 3D TOF stereo camera. The front of the device hosts a single 25MP camera for selfies and video calling. For software, the smartphone runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Keeping the entire system running is a 3700mAh battery which comes with the Super VOOC fast charging technology. The smartphone also features an In-display fingerprint sensor, which is claimed to be amongst the fastest methods of biometric authentication.
On the connectivity front, the device offers options including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 with Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO NFC, USB Type-C.
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