OPPO R17 has been in the news quite frequently for some time now. The live image of the device was recently spotted online and that was preceded by its appearance on the website of China’s Telecom regulatory agency TENAA. A set of renders of the R17 have now been shared by Twitter concept designer Benjamin Geskin. The design who also describes himself as a leak visualisation expert stated that the renders are based on leaks about the R17.
The most spectacular takeout from the renders is the front design which has a notch design similar to that of Andy Rubin’s Essential phone. The notch is just big enough too house a single selfie camera but it could also have an opening for the earpiece as well as other sensors. The use of such tiny notch at the top means the R17 will come with a higher screen to body ratio than its predecessors. This size of the notch which is also similar to those on Sharp’s AQUOS phones and looks much tolerable than the iPhone X style.
The rear design of the R17 was shown clearly when the photos appeared on TENA’s website. So, it isn’t any different from what that of this renders. The design includes a horizontally aligned dual rear cameras with LED flash and OPPO’s logo at the middle. We must note the absence of a fingerprint sensor at the back and since there is no physical button up front, the device may come with an on-screen fingerprint sensor as well as facial recognition technology. We are yet to get the specs of the device but expect that to make an outing soon.