The rumours were right and in fact, the OPPO announced this month the new smartphone OPPO R17. The disclosure was made today through Chinese social network Weibo. Its sales start on August 18. The higher version of this smartphone having name OPPO R17 Pro is also coming soon.
The specifications of OPPO R17 came to be known through the listing in the company’s official Chinese website. But, there is another info too which says the known specs are not complete. They are disguised till the official launch. The listing reveals that the smartphone will be available for reservation at 10 am local time in China. Moreover, this device will be the company’s first smartphone to have Gorilla Glass 6. Pre-ordering has been started by the OPPO.
The OPPO R17 has a 6.4-inch Full HD + display with monaural sound. Since it is smaller than the previous model and looks like a drop of water, OPPO has dubbed the new waterdrop design. The company claims that the R17 provides a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%. One of the main attractions of the smartphone is that it comes equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device will come in colour gradient options of blue and purple.
The listing does not confirm the name of the chipset that powers the smartphone. It only reveals that a 10nm SoC is present which is speculated to be Snapdragon 670 that was recently announced. This device includes a native 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM. On the front, there is a self-service 25-megapixel SONY IMX576 sensor. No info available on the configuration of the rear camera sensors. The OPPO R17 comes preloaded with the new ColorOS 5.2. It is fueled by 3500mAh battery which bets on fast charging VOOC. Price of the smartphone will reveal at the launch event however, the expected prices are 3000 Yuan around Rs 30000.