Most people thought it is all over with Oppo surprises after they unveiled the Oppo Find X, but the company went ahead to introduce a new technology in its recent smartphone – The Oppo R17. The phone appeared on the company’s website with indeed some impressive specs and features, such as an in-display fingerprint scanner, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and of course one of the tiniest notches you will find for a selfie camera. Check out the Oppo R17 full specification and features, as well as its price and release date.
Oppo R17 Features
The Oppo R17 will come with the new 10nm process Snapdragon 670 chipset that was introduced just last week. The chipset has an octa-core CPU in a 2-6 configuration – 2x Kryo 260 cores for performance at 2GHz and 6x Kryo 360 cores for efficiency at 1.7GHz. The GPU is Adreno 615, while the ISP is Spectra 250.
The Oppo R17 screen practically have no bezels on the side, while the top has a razor-thin bezel for the speaker. You will find the thickest bezel at the bottom, where the display controller is situated. The manufacturer equipped the Oppo R17 with a 6.4 AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. The fingerprint sensor is placed under the display, which is just 4 square mm big and has a 3P Micro lens for optical reading of he finger.
From the camera department, the Oppo R17 has a selfie camera that is a 25MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture. At the rear, you will find a combo which the features are not fully revealed yet, but the company said it can read up to 800 scenes due to the AI abilities of the camera and software.
If you could recall, Oppo introduced the VOOC to the Find X midranger, so it is not a surprise that the Oppo R17 is also getting the same quick charging technology. The phone also came with a 3500mAh battery, which is a bit bigger than he 3450mAh battery found in its predecessor – the Oppo R15.
The Oppo R17 came with Color OS 5.2 as its main UI platform which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. It is the latest version and it is expected to bring some voice-activated features, info panels and optimized performance.
Oppo R17 Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat15 800/150 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August 18th|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 102.2 cm2 (~86.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)|
|Protection||To be confirmed|
|– ColorOS 5.2|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 8 GB RAM|
|Dual||16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, PDAF|
20 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/2.8″, 1µm
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||25 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: VOOC Flash Charge 5V/4A|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery|
|Colours||Stream Blue, Neon Purple|
|Price||About 460 EUR|
Oppo R17 Release Date
The Oppo R17 will be released this Saturday, being the 18th of August 2018. It will be available in two colours; Stream Blue, and Neon Purple. The first colour switches from Blue to Green to Aqua depending on lighting, while the second has one magenta and one violet edge of the black rear panel, which makes the phone to appear completely different when looked from both sides.
Updated August 15
Oppo’s official Weibo account just revealed that pre-orders start at 10:00 AM on August 18 but the actual shipments will begin on August 23.
Oppo R17 Price
The Oppo R17 price will be made official on August 18, when it will be launched for a flash sale. At the moment, it is listed with a dummy price of CNY99,999, which is roughly $14,500.
Updates August 2
Oppo listed the R17 last week with a dummy price of CNY99,999. Today the cost was fixed and the company announced on Weibo how much the phone will actually set you back. The version with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage will be CNY3,499 which is nearly $510 in the United States and €450 in Europe