The OPPO R17 has been the subject of rumors for weeks. The design and specs and features of the upcoming premium phone have all been spoiled for us. And now, we finally know how much it will officially cost, and when it’s expected to arrive in stores — at least in its native China.
The OPPO R17 has been priced at ¥3,499 at online retailer JD.com, which translates to around P27,158 or $509. It’s the company’s second-priciest device next to the Find X, which sets you back P49,990 ($937) in the Philippines. It will be available for purchase at Chinese retail from August 30.
For the money, one can expect a phone that can hold its ground against other premium offerings on the market, both visually and internally. The R17 is arguably one of the best-looking phones OPPO has ever produced, sporting a gradient back and an almost-bezel-less notched front that is more than 90 percent screen in relation to the rest of the body.
The display, of the OLED variety, measures 6.4 inches diagonally, just like on the OPPO F9. The small notch, present for the 25-megapixel selfie camera, is identical to the F9’s as well. In a first for the company, the R17 will have an in-screen fingerprint scanner, which is currently limited to a couple of Vivo handsets and the Huawei Mate RS.
Inside, the OPPO R17 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670. The new processor, which could be a decent upgrade over the Snapdragon 660, has been clubbed with 8GB RAM and 128GB of memory.
As for the other specs, the OPPO R17 will arrive with the company’s ColorOS interface on top of Android 8.1 Oreo; 16- and 5-megapixel rear cameras; and a 3,500mAh fast-charging battery that tops up over a USB-C connection.
OPPO R17 specs
- 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- Dual 16- and 5-megapixel rear cameras with HDR, LED flash
- 25-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (in-display)
- 3,500mAh battery
- ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
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