Oppo Electronics Corporation is a consumer electronics and mobile communication company based out of China. The company is primarily famous for its smartphones and by now most of you who are reading this article already know about the brand. OPPO has a significant presence in the South East region and Asia in general. Today, we have news that their latest flagship device, the OPPO R17 Pro is going to be released all over Pakistan on 15th December.
OPPO R17 Pro was announced just a week ago for Pakistan, however, the global announcement took place back in August. Now it is finally coming to the SA regions including Pakistan. At a glance, the smartphone encompasses all that is expected of flagship tier phone in 2018. The specifications are on par with the competition in this price bracket and the phone is aesthetically appealing. Let’s see what the R17 Pro has to offer.
My initial impression of the phone is based on the specs sheet and the pictures on the internet. For an in-depth review, you guys would have to wait till I get my hands on a review unit. Anyway, the OPPO R17 Pro ticks all the right boxes as far as flagship Android smartphones are concerned. It has thin bezels, a waterdrop notch which is the only type of notch that should ever be used in a smartphone in my opinion. The notch is minuscule, artistic and frees up a lot of real estate on the display that would otherwise be lost to a traditional chunky notch.
The smartphone has a nice 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. This translates into 402 PPI providing a sharp and crisp image.
As for the internals, the smartphone features a Snapdragon 710 processor which is based on a 10nm architecture. We have seen this one being used in many Android smartphones this year and there is a reason for it. It is significantly faster than its predecessor and efficient at the same time.
RAM options are 6 or 8 GB with storage remaining at a constant of 128GB. I like this new trend where the internal storage capacity is the same for all RAM variants of the phone. The OPPO R17 Pro has an under display fingerprint sensor, a technology that is not even adopted by the likes of Samsung yet. The under display FPS came out in mid 2018 and brands like Xiaomi, Poco and OnePlus have all implemented it in their flagship phones. Now OPPO joins that crew too.
The big selling factor of OPPO phones has always been an exceptional camera quality. So much so that the phones were called “the camera phone” at one point. The R17 Pro packs tri-camera sensor setup on the back and huge 24MP single camera lens on the front for selfies. The tri-camera setup looks promising but ill have to wait for the actual review to draw any conclusions. On paper these camera specs look impressive, 12 MP f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 20 MP, f/2.6, AF. However, the actual camera review will reveal more.
OPPO R17 PRO Price and Availability in Pakistan
All of that does come at a hefty price tag as this is their flagship phone. You will need to shell out PKR 109,999 to get your hands on this bad boy. As for the release, the phone will be available across major retailers on 15th Dec 2018.
This is it for now, do let me know in the comments if you have questions or thoughts regarding the phone.