OPPO has recently confirmed that it will be holding a launch event on Aug. 23 in Shanghai to announce the OPPO R17 and R17 Pro. In the previous week, the Chinese manufacturer had announced the by listing the R17 with its key specs on the official website. The R17’s listing on Oppshop.cn, the official store of the company had also listed the phone with a pricing of 999,999 Yuan. The company has now updated the Opposhop.cn listing of the phone. The handset carries a pricing of 3,499 Yuan (~$509).
In March, OPPO had launched the R15 and R15 Pro smartphones. The R15 smartphone was launched with a price tag of 2,999 Yuan (~$436) and the R15 Pro was introduced with a starting price of 3,299 Yuan (~$480). The R15 featured 6.28-inch OLED screen, MediaTek Helio P60, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera, 20-megapixel front camera and 3,450mAh battery. On the other side, the R15 Pro came with 6.28-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 660, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel, 20-megapixel selfie camera and 3,430mAh battery.
The new OPPO R17 carries a costlier price tag of 3,499 Yuan (~$509) which is equal to the launch price of the Ceramic Black edition of the R15 Pro. Apart from Opposhop.cn, the R17 is also listed on JD.com, Lynx and Suning. The handset can be availed in color choices such as Streamer Blue and Neon Purple. The R17 is currently listed for reservations on all the aforementioned retailer sites. These retailers will bring the pre-sales of the R17 on Aug. 23 followed by its market release on Aug. 30.
As far as specs are concerned, the OPPO R17 features 6.4-inch AMOLED display with waterdrop notch design. It supports FHD+ resolution and produces a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. Made out of glass on front and rear, the R17 measures 157.5 x 74.9 x 7.5mm and weighs 182 grams.
The R17 is loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that is customized with a layer of ColorOS 5.2. It is powered by Snapdragon 670 and 8 GB of RAM. It features an internal storage of 128 GB and it also includes a microSD card slot. The handset is packed with a battery of 3,500mAh battery that supports VOOC fast charging through USB-C. For photography, the R17 features 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera and 25-megapixel selfie snapper.
There is no information available on the pricing of the OPPO R17 Pro. Also, the handset that is equipped with triple camera sensors which includes a TOF 3D sensing sensor is yet to be listed on the official site. Its detailed specs and pricing will be confirmed on Aug. 23.
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