Smartphone manufacturers are putting lot of efforts to offer better photography experience in dim-light conditions. Yesterday, OPPO had launched the R17 smartphone, but it did not reveal anything about the R17 Pro. Today, through a dedicated Weibo post on R17 Pro, OPPO has confirmed that it will carry support for variable aperture.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the first smartphone that offers support variable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4. The same feature has been inherited by Galaxy Note 9. Dubbed as Smart Aperture on the OPPO R17 Pro, the variable aperture feature will allow its users to switch the size of the aperture according to the intensity of the light. Hence, the OPPO R17 Pro users will be able to capture brighter shots in low light conditions.
It seems that the variable aperture will not be available on the OPPO R17 as its web page does not contain any information on it. This indicates that the R17 will have a basic AI dual camera setup. On the other side, the R17 Pro will have some advanced camera features such as Super Night Mode and Smart Aperture. It is speculated that the R17 Pro could be sporting a triple camera module. However, the Weibo post has not information on it.
Probably, the OPPO R17 Pro will be borrowing most of its specs from the R17 phone. The R17 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with water drop notch, Snapdragon 670 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup, in-display fingerprint reader, 25-megapixel front-facing camera, ColorOS 5.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo and 3,500mAh battery with VOOC fast charging technology.
OPPO is currently receiving reservations of the OPPO R17 phone. Its pre-bookings will begin in China on Aug. 18 at 10:00 AM. The pricing of the R17 is yet to be confirmed. Rumors have it that it could be priced at 3,000 Yuan (~$435).
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