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OPPO To Launch Its First-ever R Smartphone Series in India, Starting With Oppo R17 Pro

Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mondal is writer at TechGenyz

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The smartphone manufacturing company, OPPO, previously has launched a number of pocket-friendly yet well-functioning smartphones and as such has made a name for themselves. OPPO announced the R17 Pro and the Oppo R17 smartphone in China in August. It was not available in India. However, OPPO had hinted that it will be launching their R-series smartphone in India.

The company has sent out media invites for the launch event of the OPPO R17 Pro. The launch event is supposed to take place in Mumbai on 4th December 2018. Out of the two R17 smartphones, only the Oppo R17 Pro will be released in India. But Oppo has not announced any release dates for the new smartphone. But the pre-orders for the R17 Pro is scheduled to begin from 1st December 2018.

The OPPO R17 Pro has a huge 6.4-inch AMOLED screen and as a result, the screen-to-body ratio for this phone is 91.5 percent. There is no extra button for the fingerprint scanner. The scanner is embedded under the screen which is shielded by Gorilla Glass 6. It supports 19:5:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution.  There are two slots available for inserting two SIM cards and the second SIM slot can also be used for adding a microSD card. The smartphone will come with an internal storage of 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM and it will be powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset. Just like most of the smartphones that are being released lately, the Oppo R17 Pro will be sporting dual rear camera which consists of a 12-megapixel wide angle lens and a 20-megapixel sensor. The selfie camera is of 25 megapixels. Oppo R17 Pro is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo OS.

The smartphone will be available in Stream Blue and Condensed Green. Even though these specifications are released, Oppo R17 price in the Indian market still has not been released yet. There is a rumor that the pricing of this smartphone may be similar to the OnePlus 6T phone.


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