Oppo recently introduced the Find X with mechanical slide up cameras, and now it is experimenting with a completely different setup with the new R17 Pro. The announcement comes soon after the launch of Oppo R17 a couple of weeks back. Just like the Oppo R17, the R17 Pro also comes with a waterdrop notch that houses the front camera. Also Read - New Oppo Watch with ECG, Wear OS to launch on September 24Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M51 review: Monstrous battery life, great display
Huawei, with the P20 Pro, introduced the triple rear camera setup, and the Oppo R17 Pro also features one. Out of the three, one is a 12-megapixel sensor with dual aperture lens (f/1.5 f/2.4), same as the one we have seen on the Galaxy Note 9, and the Galaxy S9+. The second is a 20-megapixel sensor, but there is no word on whether it is a monochrome sensor or an RGB one with telephoto lens. Also Read - Samsung Exynos 1000 may outperform Qualcomm's Snapdragon 875 SoC
The third camera is actually a 3D TOF depth sensor, something that enables 3D face unlock. However, in case of the R17 Pro, Oppo is using it for 3D photo capturing. According to Oppo, you can even connect your phone to your TV, and instantly turn it into a gaming console.
Oppo R17 Pro price and availability
The R17 Pro will set you back by RMB 4,299, which is approximately Rs 43,800. The smartphone will go on sale starting mid-October in China, but as of now, there is no word on the worldwide availability of the device. Over the past few years, Oppo hasn t released the R-series smartphones in India, so we doubt if it will make it to the Indian shores.
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Oppo R17 Pro specifications and features
The smartphone flaunts a 6.4-inch AMOLED display running at a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and screen to body ratio of 91.5 percent. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 710 SoC with an octa-core CPU, paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Sadly, there is no microSD card slot for further expansion.
Besides the triple rear cameras, the smartphone also comes with a 25-megapixel front camera of aperture f/2.0. To keep things ticking, you get a 3,700mAh battery that is separated into two halves of 1,850mAh each. This enables 50W SuperVOOC charging technology that Oppo introduced with the Lamborghini Edition of Find X, promising 40 percent charge in flat 10 minutes.
For security, the smartphone comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Running Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1, the smartphone comes in gradient colors, just like the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Connectivity options include dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 4G LTE with VoLTE.