OPPO had launched the R17 Pro in China alongside the standard R17 in August this year. The R17 Pro, along with the R17, happens to be the first OPPO R-series smartphone to come with a waterdrop notch design and an In-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is expected to go on sale in China for the first time on November 11. Before its first sale in China, the smartphone is set to make its international debut. OPPO is holding a launch event in Milan, Italy tomorrow, on November 06, where the company will be launching the RX17 Pro, the international version of the R17 Pro.
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OPPO R17 Pro Set to Launch in Italy Tomorrow as RX17 Pro
OPPO Mobile Italy has released a teaser video on its social media page, teasing the RX17 Pro. The “Define the night” tagline used by the company clearly hints at the camera strengths of the smartphone. As many of you may be aware, the R17 Pro features an impressive triple-camera setup at the rear. While OPPO will be revealing the smartphone’s pricing and availability information for the Italian market only tomorrow, rumors suggest the RX17 Pro is likely to be priced at a little over 540 EUR (INR 45,000 approx.) in Italy. The R15 Pro was launched in Italy in July this year at the same price. OnePlus 6T, which was officially announced just a week back, is priced at 549 EUR for the base configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage in most European countries. The R17 Pro shares a lot in common with the OnePlus 6T, although, there are a few key differences as well. Since the OPPO R17 Pro does not run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, some consumers may find it a tad overpriced for the hardware on offer.
OPPO R17 Pro Key Features
The OPPO R17 Pro is one of the most impressive smartphones that the Chinese manufacturer has launched this year. Thanks to a waterdrop notch at the top, the R17 Pro features a highly impressive 91.5% screen-to-body ratio. The AMOLED display measures 6.4-inches diagonally with 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top. As mentioned above, the R17 Pro comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, claimed to unlock the device in just 0.41 seconds.
When it comes to performance, the R17 Pro is not quite as impressive as the OnePlus 6T. Instead of a flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset, the R17 Pro is powered by a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 616 GPU. OPPO has coupled the 10nm mid-range SoC on the R17 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Another key feature of the OPPO R17 Pro is its triple-camera setup at the rear. The R17 Pro comes with a 12MP optically-stabilized primary sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF, a 20MP secondary sensor, and a TOF 3D stereo camera. Thanks to the Time of Flight (TOF) 3D sensing sensor, the smartphone can be used to capture 3D images. It can also be connected to your TV and used as a game console. For selfies, the R17 Pro is equipped with a 25MP resolution Sony IMX576 sensor on the front. Fueling the OPPO R17 Pro is a 3700mAh capacity battery with OPPO’s SuperVOOC fast charging technology.