Thursday , September 20 2018 Ausdroid » News » OPPO officially announce the R17 and R17 Pro, with one of the smallest notches seen so far and an under-display fingerprint sensor


OPPO have been pushing the boundaries this year firstly with their R15 Pro and then with the revolutionary Find X. The Find X is an experimental line it seems with them continuing the evolution of the R series phones with the announcement of the R17 line overnight.

Overnight at an even in Shanghai OPPO announced the R17 and R17 Pro, the next in their long line of R series phones. It takes the design of the R15 and improves upon it in a few ways. As expected from the leaks we have seen recently, the R17 does away with a wide notch and instead has a smaller teardrop notch — it’s not quite a Find X evolution but it is an evolution nonetheless.

The teardrop notch sits atop a vibrant 6.4 inch 1080P AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 underneath Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Underneath the display is an “in-display fingerprint sensor” which is a first for OPPO and great to see in a mainstream phone. This results in a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.

OPPO R17

Inside the R17 there is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 (10nm) with a whopping 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is powered with a 3,700mAh battery with VOOC fast charging (5V/4A). The R17 has a 25MP front facing camera and a dual rear camera with 16MP and 5MP lenses. Both cameras have built in AI features to ensure good quality images no matter the scene.

The R17 will be available in Twilight Blue, and Starry Purple, both stunning colours.

OPPO R17 Pro

The OPPO R17 Pro is a step up on the R17, as expected with a Snapdragon 710 processor and only comes with 8GB of RAM. The main difference is the rear triple camera setup. The setup includes a 12MP primary sensor (f/1.5 – f/2.4 variable aperture), a 20MP secondary sensor with an aperture of f/2.6 and the third camera is a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D camera. The R17 Pro will also include SuperVOOC charging, for when VOOC just isn’t enough (40% charge in ten minutes).

The R17 Pro will be available in a fog gradient colour, the now popular multi-coloured gradient finish that we have seen other manufacturers use to great effect.

Other details for both phones include Dual 4G VoLTE (dual SIM), Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type-C (finally OPPO have joined the USB-C train). The phone will still come with OPPO’s ColorOS on top of Android 8.1. The R17 and R17 Pro are 157.5×74.9×7.5 mm, weigh 183 grams and will cost 3199 yuan (~$640AUD) for the R17 and 4299 yuan (~$865AUD) for the R17 Pro.

We have reached out to OPPO for any local details regarding availability and pricing. We do expect it to land here at some stage just as all other R series phones in recent times have. If you like the look of this phone, and it is a great looking phone, keep an eye out for local details coming soon.

Source: FoneArena.
Via: FoneArena.

Scott Plowman   Ausdroid's Deputy Editor in Chief

Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

5
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
3 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
5 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
CasualjanShebjakamaraSujaymikedoeslife Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Casualjan
Guest
Casualjan

Looks pretty good. Gives me hope that this will “inspire” the next OnePlus, for when it is time to upgrade from my 5T.

Sujay
Ausdroid Reader

Dang it. Two weeks ago, I went out and bought the R15Pro. Should have, could have, would have waited if I knew this baby was coming.

jakamara
Guest
jakamara

I bought an R15 pro 3 weeks ago but what the heck.its a great phone.

Sheb
Guest
Sheb

Great phone with a crippling skin of android. I sold my 2 week old R15 pro and bought a OnePlus 6

Mike Stevens
Ausdroid Reader

Oooh, I like that a lot.

Check Also

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) now official with triple rear cameras

It looks like Samsung has stepped onto the triple rear camera sensor bandwagon, though it’s …