Recently, OPPO had hinted that it will be launching its first ever R-series smartphone in India. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has sent out media invites for OPPO R17 Pro launch event that will be held in Mumbai, India on Dec. 4. The R17 Pro was announced alongside R17 smartphone in China in August. However, India will be receiving only the R17 Pro model.
The OPPO R17 Pro houses a 6.4-inch waterdrop notch enabled AMOLED screen. It supports 19.5:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution. The large-sized display of the phone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. Its display is shielded by Gorilla Glass 6. OPPO has embedded a fingerprint reader under the screen of the smartphone.
The R17 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset and 8 GB of RAM. The handset features an internal storage of 128 GB. The second SIM slot can be used for adding a microSD card.
The rear shell of the R17 Pro features a dual camera setup followed by a TOF stereo camera. The vertical dual camera module includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 20-megapixel sensor with f/1.5 to f/2.5 variable aperture. A 25-megapixel selfie shooter is placed inside the notch of the phone. A 3,700mAh battery that carries support for 50W Super VOOC flash charging. It also includes support for NFC connectivity. The ColorOS 5.2 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo OS is preinstalled on the device.
The OPPO R17 Pro comes in colors like Stream Blue and Condensed Green. The pricing of the smartphone for the Indian market has not been confirmed. In China, the handset is available with a price tag of 4,299 Yuan (~$620, ~Rs. 43,800). The handset may carry a price similar to the OnePlus 6T phone. There is no information on the release date of the smartphone. However, its pre-orders are scheduled to begin on Dec. 1.