Oppo R17 is the first phone to come with Snapdragon 670 ….. The Oppo R17 was recently spotted on TENAA and was expected to launch soon. Now, the smartphone manufacturer has revealed the device’s specifications on its China website. On paper, the new Oppo R17 seems to be a good device with a fairly large Full HD+ display and a tiny waterdrop notch design. As per the listing, the smartphone’s display is protected with the recently announced Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and it comes embedded with an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. It is up for pre-orders already but it is listed with a dummy price of CNY 99999. The price is expected to be revealed on August 18 when the smartphone goes on sale.
The Oppo R17 sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display with a 91.5 percent aspect ratio with a relatively small notch on top. It is powered by the recently announced octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The new 10nm processor is built to power AI-centric tasks, and comes with the Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU, Qualcomm Spectra 250 dual-cam ISP, Qualcomm AI Engine, Adreno 615 GPU and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem. Coming back to the R17, it runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo and is powered by a 3,500mAh battery, which supports the company’s own VOOC technology. The charging tech is said to deliver two hours of talk time with just five minutes of charge.
In terms of optics, the Oppo R17 is equipped with a 16MP primary and a 5MP secondary sensor on the rear with an LED flash module. On the front is a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with a f/2.0 aperture lens. The cameras on the device are said to make use of AI for image enhancement and scene detection. It is listed in Stream Blue and Neon Purple colour models and the gradient changes depending on the angle where one looks at it from.
Oppo is expected to soon launch the F9 Pro in India, which also features the waterdrop notch design, comes with VOOC fast charging capabilities and a gradient rear panel design. From the images that the company has revealed so far, the device will come with a horizontally-stacked dual-camera setup on the back. The fingerprint sensor is also on the rear and is placed below the cameras, accompanied by the Oppo branding. You can read more about the smartphone here.