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Chinese smartphone maker, Oppo has unveiled the company’s latest smartphone, the R17. The R17 flaunts a unique drop-shaped notch design and comes with a lot of firsts. The R17 is the first smartphone to come equipped with the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC which features a new core architecture and brings a host of AI features.

Along with SD670 the R17 also holds the distinction of being the first smartphone to feature the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The Gorilla Glass 6 is claimed to be significantly more durable than previous generations, and also boasts of superior optical clarity, touch sensitivity and scratch resistance.

The R17 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a unique notch design and a 19:9 aspect ratio with super thin bezels around it. Thin bezels around the device give it an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.5%. The device also features an under-display fingerprint sensor which is claimed to unlock the device in just 0.41 seconds.

In terms of Optics, the device has a  25MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture which boasts of functionalities such as 3D portrait, facial recognition and a host of AI features. On the rear, the device has vertically aligned dual rear camera setup with 16MP + 5MP sensors. The processor i.e., Snapdragon 670 is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android Oreo and packs a 3,500mAh battery which supports the VOOC fast charging technology.

The device will be available in Streamer Blue and Neon Purple color options, however, details about its pricing are not known yet. But you can pre-order this device and it will go on sale starting August 18th, 2018 in China, however, details about the R17’s availability in the international market have not been officially announced. But once revealed we’ll definitely let you know. Till then stay tuned and stay updated!


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