Oppo is bringing back its R series of smartphones to India soon. The company has put up a teaser Tweet on official Oppo India Twitter account noting, “Stay tuned! Something new is coming up. #OPPO R-Series.”
As of now, there no details available for the upcoming Oppo R series smartphone for India. The Chinese company in August launched Oppo R17 and R17 Pro smartphones in its home country. Even recently, it launched a toned-down version of the Oppo R17, dubbed Oppo R17 Neo, in Japan, and there are reports of it making to China soon.
In India, Oppo has F series – F9 and F9 Pro – in the premium mid-range segment already, so considering that Oppo would not want to cannibalize their own market, it is possible that company might launch slight premium models of the R series here.
Also, looking at the teaser a bit closely, it appears that Oppo is gearing up for the R17 Pro launch in India. The teaser video gif highlights similar pink color on the right edge as seen on Oppo R17 Pro.
— OPPO Mobile India (@oppomobileindia) November 19, 2018
The Oppo R17 Pro comes with a new fog gradient color scheme that uses 3D fog glass and a new condensing grading process. Oppo during its China launch said the colors blend as such that it gives a flow with the light and shadow on R17 Pro’s back.
The smartphone boats of a triple rear camera setup including 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 and a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Sensing camera that can get high-precision 3D depth information through nanosecond infrared light measurement.
The smartphone flaunts an in-display fingerprint sensor for the 6.4-inch AMOLED display with waterdrop style notch 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.
Besides the triple rear cameras, the smartphone also comes with a 25-megapixel front camera of aperture f/2.0. It packs a generous 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.
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Oppo R17 Pro was launched for RMB 4,299 in China, and looking at the price segment, it could launch somewhere around Rs 45,000 in India as well. Over the past few years, Oppo hasn’t released the R-series smartphones in India, so it’ll be a comeback for Oppo R series phones after the Oppo R5.