Alongside Oppo R17 Pro launch in India today, Oppo also surprisingly launched the more affordable Oppo R17 as well. The device was first introduced in China in August, and it features quite a few similar specifications from the Pro variant. Also Read - The first smartphone with a hidden under-display camera is finally ready, and it's by ZTEAlso Read - Oppo patents phone with support for Li-Fi technology
Similar to the Oppo R17 Pro, the R17 also boasts a waterdrop notch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The smartphone also ditches the physical fingerprint scanner, and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also comes with Oppo s proprietary VOOC (not super VOOC) fast charging technology that the company is promising to offer talktime worth two hours in just five minutes of charging. Also Read - Oppo R17 update rolling out with July security patch and more
Oppo R17 specifications and features
The smartphone features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display running at a resolution of 1080x2280pixels, and screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC with an octa-core CPU, paired with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB internal storage.
In the photography department, the smartphone comes with dual-rear camera setup instead of the three camera setup in the Pro variant. The Oppo R17 features a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video calling there is same 25-megapixel front camera with support for AI portrait mode and scene detection as the Oppo R17 Pro.
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Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C port and GPS. Armed with a 3,500mAh battery and fast charge, the smartphone runs Android Oreo-based on ColorOS 5.2.