Chinese smartphone maker Oppo finally launched the custom New Year edition variants for its R17 and R17 Pro smartphones. Being limited editions, the retail box comes with a custom design. These new editions of the R17 and R17 Pro come in Red color with the 18K gold finish around the rear camera compartment. Commemorating the spirit of Chinese New Year, OPPO has integrated some New Year inspired tweaks in the UI as well. Without further ado, let’s check out what the OPPO R17 and R17 Pro New Year Editions pack.
Oppo R17, R17 Pro New Year Editions Price, Design
The OPPO R17 New Year Edition with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage is launched at CNY 2,799 (approx. INR 29,060) and OPPO R17 Pro New Year Edition with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage is launched at CNY 4,299 (approx. INR 44,634).
Starting with the vivid design of the R17 and R17 Pro New Year editions, the body is entirely Red with a premium 18K Gold finish around the border of the rear cameras. The company collaborated with the Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal for the design of these editions. The back panel of the R17 and R17 Pro New Year editions also feature Xiangyun Golden Pig at the bottom that is a symbol of wealth and wish. The back panel has a gradient effect with Red and Warm Gold. Going by the Chinese New Year design of both the phones, we are quite sure that OPPO will keep them limited to China market only.
Oppo R17, R17 Pro New Year Editions Integrated With Hyper Boost Technology
Except for the change in design and the inclusion of Hyper Boost technology, both the R17 and R17 Pro New Year editions are just like the standard variants. Hyper Boost technology is aimed at enhancing gaming and overall system performance. It is equipped with Behaviour Aware Scheduling (BAS) function that handles the hardware frequency in 0.2 milliseconds in comparison to Android’s Linux kernel that adjusts the rate at 20 milliseconds. OPPO collaborated with Tencent, Netease, and three other gaming engines to fully optimize the top 100 smartphone games. Until now, the company has optimized up to 11 mobile games, including PUBG. OPPO will soon be updating the other variants of the R17 and R17 Pro with Hyper Boost technology via software update.
Oppo R17, R17 Pro New Year Editions Specifications, Features
As we mentioned above, all the specifications remain the same for the R17 and R17 Pro. The R17 comes with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display at 1080×2280 pixels resolution. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset powers it. The phone has 16MP+5MP dual rear cameras paired with an LED flash along with a 25MP selfie snapper. A 3,500mAh battery backs the device.
The OPPO R17 Pro features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED panel with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor powers the phone. There is a triple camera setup on the rear with a 12MP primary sensor, a 20MP secondary sensor, and a TOF 3D camera sensor. On the front, there is a 25MP selfie snapper. A 3,700mAh completes the package with support for (10V/ 5A, 50W) Super VOOC Flash Charge fast charging, which is touted to deliver up to 40 percent charge in ten minutes. It also has an In-display fingerprint sensor.