OPPO’s premium R-series line of smartphones have finally debuted in the Indian market today, on December 04. The Chinese smartphone maker has officially released the OPPO R17 Pro in the country. The phone was already up for pre-orders for the past few days leading up to today’s launch. Now, everyone can go ahead and directly purchase the device via Amazon and OPPO’s official website. Let’s take a closer look at the pricing and other details regarding the handset.
OPPO R17 Pro Price in India, Launch Offers
It so happens that the pricing of the OPPO R17 Pro had leaked just a day before its official unveiling in this country. At today’s event, OPPO confirmed that the R17 Pro is priced at INR 45,990 in this country. This isn’t all too surprising considering the phone already launched in China back in August for about the same price.
Regardless, the OPPO R17 Pro is here and is up for sale. It is an Amazon exclusive product, meaning that other than the official OPPO website, the only other e-retailing site selling the phone will be Amazon.in. The phone is being offered in two color options: Enchanting Mist and Emerald Green. It will be available for purhcase from December 07 onwards.
There are also quite a few offers for those who purchase the OPPO R17 Pro after today’s unveiling. If you hold an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, you can avail 10% cashback on your purchase. Those who order the R17 Pro on PaytmMall will be eligible to receive a cashback of INR 3,000. With a partnership with Reliance Jio, a purchase of one of these handsets will get you up to 3.2TB of Jio 4G data. Furthermore, collective benefits of up to INR 4,900 can be claimed on a valid recharge made before the end of this month. There is also a promotional offer which will let you claim a one-time screen replacement plan by paying only INR 990 extra during purchase.
OPPO R17 Pro Specs, Features
The OPPO R17 Pro is a premium and attractive device with quite a few standout characteristics. The first of these is the fact that there is an In-display fingerprint scanner on this device. This scanner is embedded underneath a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED. The bezels are incredibly slim, with a tiny dewdrop notch at the top which further helps to bring the screen-to-body ratio up to an impressive 91.5 percent. This screen is even protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 to ensure optimal safety.
The use of an in-screen fingerprint reader leads to a cleaner aesthetic of the rear glossy panel since there is no indentation of a rear mounted sensor. This rear panel can be found in one of two color options, the first of which is called Enchanting Mist and flaunts a gradient color shift from blue to purple, while the other bears a single hue and is aptly called Emerald Green.
Regardless of which color variant you pick, you will be receiving a triple-camera setup here. The primary sensor measures 12MP and offers a f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, the second is a 20MP sensor with an f/2.6 aperture, while the third is actually a TOF 3D stereo camera. At the front, you get an ultra wide 25MP camera which is touted to offer incredible AI-assisted selfie capabilities.
Powering this setup is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which has been paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This storage can be further expanded up to 256GB, but you will have to sacrifice the second SIM for this. As for longevity, the R17 Pro comes with a 3700mAh battery and OPPO’s proprietary SuperVOOC charging. This tech has claimed to juice up the battery from 0 to 40 percent in just 10 minutes.
What do you think about this phone? Is the trade-off with regards to using a non-flagship chipset to facilitate a triple-camera setup and SuperVOOC charging worth the incredibly high price? Let us know in the comments below.