OPPO R17 and R17 Pro with In-Display Fingerprint Sensors and 8GB RAM Launched In India

On: December 4, 2018

OPPO has launched the Oppo R17 and R17 Pro smartphones in India. The first ever OPPO R-series phones from the company are packed with impressive specs and features like in-display fingerprint sensors and 25MP selfie cameras.

OPPO R17 Pro specifications and features

The OPPO R17 Pro boasts a premium design with 3D glass on the rear, which reflects different hues when view from varied angles. The device measures 157.6 x 74.6 x 7.9mm and weighs 183 grams.

The AMOLED screen features a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The screen delivers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. Underneath the display of the R17 Pro is an optical fingerprint scanner.

The OPPO R17 Pro is fueled by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The hybrid SIM slot of the phone supports a microSD card for storage expansion. The smartphone features dual 1,850mAh batteries for more efficient charging. It is coupled with 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charging that makes it possible to gain a 40 percent charge in 10 minutes.

The R17 Pro features a 24-megapixel selfie shooter that has been optimised to capture better selfie shots in low-light conditions.

There are three cameras on the rear of the R17 Pro. The 12-megapixel primary sensor features f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture, and is coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. The third sensor is a 3D ToF (Time of Flight) stereo camera for precisely mapping objects in 3D. The AI Ultra-Node Mode present on the R17 Pro allows it shoot crisp and rich photos in low-light conditions.

The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS skinned with ColorOS 5.2. The usual connectivity features such as dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C are available, although the 3.5mm audio jack is missing. The front camera of the phone also offers a facial recognition feature.The handset can be bought in Radiant Mist and Green Emerald color options

OPPO R17 specifications and features

The OPPO R17 features a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. Like the Pro model, it also features an in-display fingerprint sensor and waterdrop notch. It is powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

The R17 features dual cameras at the rear consisting of f/1.7 16MP + f/2.4 5MP sensors. The front camera is a 25MP unit. The phone is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.

On the back of the OPPO R17 smartphone is a dual camera setup with 16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4) sensors, while a 25-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture in the front. The smartphone has a 3,500mAh battery with VOOC charging, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.2 on top. In terms of the ports, it offers dual-SIM, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. The device comes in Neon Purple, Streamer Blue, Fog Gradient and Foggy Gold gradient colour options.

Pricing and Release Date

The OPPO R17 Pro is priced at Rs 45,990 in India. The R17 on the other hand will set you back by Rs 34,990. The smartphones will go on sale starting December 7th via various retail online and offline outlets including Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Mall, Vijay Sales and Sangeetha.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.