The newly-announced Oppo R17 Pro is definitely one of the most interesting camera phones of 2018 as it features a triple camera setup just like the Huawei P20 Pro as well as a variable aperture like Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Note 9. Its camera department combines the most innovative camera features of this year, but will the photo quality reflect the goodness of these technologies? It is still too early to know the real quality of the setup given that the phone has just been announced, but in the meantime, the Chinese company has published the first camera sample shot from its triple camera on a post published from its Weibo account.
Even though the photo has been captured in low-light condition, there are no signs of digital noise in it. From this shot, we can assume that Oppo R17 Pro has pretty good quality when it comes to camera performance and its bright aperture works very well in low light situations. There are a number of processes involved in improving the low light sample, including AI image analysis, pixel-level color reconstruction, and cleaning the image to remove noise.
Note that you can’t really talk about a flagship’s camera performance until its honest review. So, don’t keep your hopes too high just yet. In case you missed, Huawei was caught marketing a DSLR picture as a Nova 3i AI beauty sample, so we can never really be sure whether the photos come from the said device.
The triple rear camera of the OPPO R17 Pro is composed of three different sensors. The first is the one with a variable aperture (from f/1.5 to f/2.4), and it sports a 16 MP resolution. The second has a 20 MP resolution and a f/1.7 aperture, while the third has a resolution of 8 MP and it is capable of 3x optical zoom without loss of detail.
At last, there is a selfie camera with a 20 MP resolution and a f/2.0 aperture. Among the other specs of the Oppo R17 Pro, we can find a 6.4-inch display with a minimal notch (just for the front camera), a very high screen-to-body ratio and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset by Qualcomm supported by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage expandable with a micro SD up to 256 GB. Its battery has a 3415 mAh capacity and Android 8.1 Oreo is installed out of the box.