This year, OPPO’s R15 series smartphones arrived earlier compared to the OPPO R11 and OPPO R11 Plus of last year. That means their successors should arrive early too. However, it appears OPPO won’t go with its usual tradition of adding an “S” to their names but will go for new names entirely. So instead of the OPPO R15s and R15s Plus, we may be getting the OPPO R17 and OPPO R17 Plus according to latest reports.
The name OPPO R17 was first spotted at a media event sponsored by OPPO and a few days later, an unknown OPPO device thought to be the R17 was seen at TENAA. Now live photos said to be that of the device have surfaced, giving us an early look at the phone.
The first photo is of the front panel of the device. The bezels are thin and about the same size as that of the R15 duo but the major difference is the design of the notch. Instead of an iPhone-X style notch, the panel has a notch that looks like a small valley.
The second picture is of what we believe to be a working prototype. It shows the upper part of the phone with the display powered on. As you can see, the notch takes up a much smaller space and is home to the camera. We are sure there are other sensors hidden around too.
If the new device seen at TENAA is indeed the OPPO R17, then the phone will come with dual rear cameras and have a glass back. Nothing is known of the specs yet until the full listing is made public.
What do you think of the redesigned notch? Hit or miss?