The last missing piece of the OPPO R17 puzzle got solved today as the company declared a price tag of RMB 3,499 (Rs 35,000) on the upcoming upper mid-range phone. OPPO has skipped the R15s for some reason this year, instead opting for a big leap in design and features with the R17. The handset is listed on a number of Chinese e-commerce portals like JD.com, Tmall, and Suning as well as OPPO’s own Chinese portal for pre-order. Sadly, the more interesting R17 Pro price still remains elusive, but we guess OPPO’s saving that for the launch event which is three days from now on August 23rd.
OPPO R17 Specs
For 500 Yuan more than the R15, you get a solid upgrade under the chassis as well as over it. The new Snapdragon 670 chip sits at the centre of the core pulling the strings of a 6.4-inch AMOLED display which has a mini V-shaped new cutout. That’s not all, the latest R series handset is also coming with a shy fingerprint reader that hides beneath the display.
The poster that the company published today also mentions an 8GB +128GB variant which we presume is the base model. It has a 25MP selfie camera and battery capacity should be 3,500mAh with VOOC Charge being the icing on the cake.
There are two colours – Stream Blue and Neon Purple. The R17 costs 500 Yuan more than its predecessor which is justifiable considering what all it packs in that sleek package. The handset is equivalent to the OPPO F9 that comes with the MediaTek Helio P60 processor in India.