Oppo flagship smartphones have mostly served as blueprints for OnePlus premium smartphones and it looks like we might have the first unofficial look at the OnePlus 7. Oppo unveiled the R17 Pro in China, complete with first-class features and first-class hardware.
Oppo unveiled the pricing of its R17 flagship alongside the launch of the R17 Pro, which is priced at ¥ 4,299 (about Rs 43,800). The R17 comes with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, with a price of ¥ 3,199 (approximately Rs 32,600) and ¥ 3,499 (around Rs 35,600) respectively. Oppo R17 Pro will be available in the country in mid-October and will be delivered in a new "Fog gradient" color.
Oppo R17 Pro is a great alternative to many flagships available on the market. Whether OnePlus is getting inspiration from the R17 Pro for its OnePlus 7 flagship next year, the Oppo smartphone will shake up in the industry. But we certainly hope that most functions of the R17 Pro will actually continue to the OnePlus 7.
The largest USPs of the Oppo R17 Pro include the installation of triple reversing cameras, built-in fingerprint scanner and SuperVOOC fast charging support. Let's take a closer look at what the R17 Pro has to offer in terms of functions and hardware.
The triple camera setup of the Oppo R17 Pro features a 12 MP f / 1.5-2.4 primary sensor combined with a 20 MP f / 2.6 secondary sensor and a third is a TOF 3D stereo camera, which can probably be used to 3D photo's. At the front, the R17 Pro takes a 25 MP sensor with f / 2.0 aperture, which sits in the small water drop design notch as we have seen in the F9 Pro.
Speaking of the redesigned notch, it sits on a large 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with no borders with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The 19: 5: 9 aspect ratio of the screen of the phone makes it convenient and gives an impressive 91.5 percent screen / body ratio.
Within this large AMOLED display there is a fingerprint scanner that is seamlessly integrated to help users unlock the phone simply by placing the finger or thumb on the screen. From what we have seen in Vivo Nex, the performance of this new technology is quite efficient and does not let you miss the physical start button.
Another great feature that demands attention in the Oppo R17 Pro is the SuperVOOC fast charge technology, which was debuted for the first time in Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition. The best thing is that it can charge 40 percent in just 10 minutes – the fastest we've seen in the industry so far. And the fact that Oppo decided to bring SuperVOOC to R17 Pro is a sign that we will see it more often in the future instead of expensive expensive phones like Find X Lamborghini Edition.
The 50W SuperVOOC quick charger is used to power the 3,700 mAh battery (or two 1,850 mAh units) of the R17 Pro, which will terminate battery charging.
Finally, Oppo R17 Pro packs a Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fixed storage. Surprisingly, Oppo has not used the flag of Snapdragon 845 as a flagship, but we can expect OnePlus to use the latest Qualcomm chipset (SD855?) When it plans to launch the OnePlus 7 next year.
Other features include dual SIM card slots, USB Type-C port for charging, 4G VoLTE support and Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1. Let's wait and see what OnePlus awaits us next year, and see how Oppo has determined the benchmark.