Last year, OPPO had launched OPPO R11s and R11s Plus smartphones with upgraded specifications in the latter half of 2017 after launching the OPPO R11 and R11 Plus phones in June. Hence, the rumor mill been speculating that the upgraded OPPO R15s and R15s Pro may arrive in the next few months since the company had launched OPPO R15 and R15 Pro phones in March this year. Kumamoto Technology, a leakster from China has shared an image seems to have been snapped during a media event in the country. OPPO seems to be one of the sponsors of the event as the banners of the company can be seen in the image. What’s interesting about the image is that it features R17 billboards too. This suggests that the company has already started teasing the R17 smartphone in the home country. Probably, it may launch OPPO R17 and R17 Pro as the successor editions of R15 and R15 Pro.
As of this writing, there is no information available on the specs of the OPPO R17. In the recent, multiple Chinese leaksters including Kumamoto Technology have claimed that OPPO and Vivo could be the first companies to launch smartphones with 10 GB of RAM. Apart from sharing the above image, the leakster has once again shared his previous Weibo post in which he had claimed that smartphone featuring 10 GB RAM may launch by the end of the year.
He could be hinting that the OPPO R17 will come with 10 GB of RAM. However, it seems unlikely because the R15 duo feature 6 GB of RAM. Since the R-series of devices are not flagship phones from the company, there is a possibility that there could be another 2018 flagship phone from the company that will feature 10 GB of RAM. It is speculated that it could be equipped with Snapdragon 710 SoC.
A couple of unidentified OPPO phones such as PBBM00 / PBBT00, PBCM00 / PBCT00, PACT20 and PACM20 have surfaced on TENAA in the recent weeks. Probably, these may include the upcoming OPPO R17 and R17 Pro smartphones.