Oppo announced its R17 series a few months back in China with two phones, each targeting a different price range, the R17 and R17 Pro. Among these devices, the costlier of the two, the R17 Pro went on sale in India some time back and is still available at a price of Rs 45,900 on Amazon. And starting today, the more affordable Oppo R17 is going on sale exclusively on Amazon for a price of Rs 34,990 with two different color options.
The Oppo R17 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a water-drop screen with Gorilla Glass 6 on top. Much like its elder sibling, the R17 comes with a teardrop notch which helps it achieve a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. To power the device, Oppo has gone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage space and with ColorOS 5.2 based on 8.1 Android Oreo.
For the camera, the device comes with a 25MP front camera (f/2.0 aperture) equipped with real-time HDR support and a 16MP + 5MP configuration on the back. The cameras on the R17 also come with AI backlit, Ultra night mode, and 3D portrait lighting for better images irrespective of the lighting situations. The battery on the R17 is a 3,500mAh battery and lacks the VOOC fast charge support.
Oppo R17 vs R17 Pro
For the most part, the R17 and R17 Pro share the same design and specifications, except for a few changes. The R17 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 710 instead of the 670 on R17 but shares the same RAM and internal storage options. In the camera department, both R17 and R17 Pro sport the same front-facing 25MP shooter, but differ completely in the rear camera arrangement, with the R17 Pro having a triple camera setup with a 12MP + 20MP + ToF sensor (Time of Flight), with a variable aperture from f/1.5 to f/2.4, along with OIS. The other difference that the two devices share is the battery and charging technology, where the R17 Pro comes with a 3,700mAh instead of a 3,500mAh along with Oppo’s VOOC fast charging technology, which is missing on the R17.
Oppo R17 Pricing and Offers
The Oppo R17 is available exclusively on Amazon at a price of Rs 34,990 in two color options: Ambient Blue and Neon Purple. If you decide to get hands on one, make sure you do it before December 31st to get a free One-Time Screen Replacement. As of now, Amazon is offering an additional discount of Rs 5,000 with Jio and MakeMyTrip, along with discounts on HDFC credit and debit cards.