Recently, Oppo unveiled its latest smartphone — Oppo R17 which comes with a waterdrop display. While the phone is scheduled to be officially released 23rd August, registrations for the purchase of Oppo R17 has now started through JD.com.
The phone comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ notched display. However, the notch is smaller than its predecessor and appears like a drop of water, thus the company has dubbed it as the waterdrop display. Oppo says that it has a 91.5 percent screen-t0-body ratio.
It also adopts the latest trend for the fingerprint sensor as the phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the Vivo NEX and Xiaomi Mi 8. Under the hood, the Oppo R17 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 processor, making it the first device to be powered by the new chipset.
The smartphone packs 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage as well as a microSD card slot that enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. On the front side, the device comes equipped with a 25-megapixel camera with artificial intelligence features. There’s an AI-based dual-camera setup on the back side, but the exact camera configuration is not yet known.
It runs on Android Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own custom interface ColorOS 5.2. The handset, which also supports AliPay face payment, is fueled by a 3,500mAh battery that carries support for VOOC fast charging.
From the phone’s listing, it seems that the Oppo R17 comes with gradient color options such as Stream Blue that offers bluish-green appeal and Neon purple which appears like a mix of blue and purple. The phone is likely to be priced around 3,000 Yuan, roughly $436.
To know the phone’s official pricing, full specifications, and availability details, we’ll have to wait for the official launch event, that is scheduled to take place on 23rd August, where the Chinese company will also launch Oppo R17 Pro.