Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo is all set to expand its product portfolio for the Indian market by introducing the much awaited new Oppo R17 Pro smartphone by early next month. The company will be launching the new R Series smartphone in India on December 4 at an event in Mumbai. The company has started sending out media invites for the launch event. After launching Oppo R17 & R17 Pro smartphones in China earlier this year, the phone maker will skip the regular Oppo R17 variant and will introduce only the R17 Pro variant. Vivo Y95 Smartphone With 20MP Selfie Camera & 4030mAh Battery Launched at Rs 16,990.
As far as the specs go, the smartphone will feature 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a Dewdrop notch on the top, which we have already seen on Oppo F9 Pro. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, the phone offers screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. Moreover, the smartphone also gets in-display fingerprint scanner similar to the one seen on recently launched OnePlus 6T. Under the skin, the smartphone will be packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB of inbuilt storage. Samsung Galaxy A9 vs OnePlus 6T: Price in India, Specification, Features - Comparison.
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Coming to the camera department, the new Oppo R17 Pro will be equipped with a triple rear camera setup. The company has incorporated a similar system as that of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9's variable aperture mechanism. The module comprises of a 12MP sensor with an f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, a 20MP sensor with an f/2.6 aperture, and a TOF 3D stereo camera. At the front, the smartphone also gets a 25 MP camera that also does duty on Oppo F9 Pro. Flipkart Mobile Bonanza Sale 2018: Big Discounts on Poco F1, Realme 2 Pro, Pixel 2 XL & iPhones.
The phone runs Oppo's own ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone also comes with a 3,700 mAh battery with supports SuperVOOC charging technology. The company claims that the technology is capable of charging the device to 40 percent in just 10 minutes.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the smartphone is priced at CNY 4,299 in China, which is approximately Rs 42,000. However, the company will be looking to keep the prices competitive as it will be pitted against OnePlus 6T and Samsung Galaxy A9. We speculate that the smartphone could be priced around Rs 40,000.