OPPO R17 Pro set for Malaysian debut next week

It’s all about the camera
OPPO R17 Pro

Possibly featuring the best camera on an OPPO device yet – the OPPO R17 Pro is making its way to Malaysia on Thursday, 22 November 2018. The China smartphone maker has been teasing its latest device since August.

Like the OPPO R15 Pro, the OPPO R17 Pro features a beautiful glass surface with gradient colours and curved edges.

OPPO R17 ProIt sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio display (2340×1080) with a tiny waterdrop notch. OPPO has minimised the bezels on the device and it pushes a 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s also the world’s first to use Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

You’ll notice the absence of a fingerprint scanner on the back. That’s because the OPPO R17 Pro offers an in-display fingerprint scanner and also facial authentication.

OPPO R17 ProUnder the hood, the device packs a Snapdragon 710 coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

OPPO is really banking on one thing – the camera. And from the looks of it, it’s a pretty strong offering. It’s a got a couple of things going for it. First, it’s a triple camera setup with a variable aperture lens (yes like the Galaxy S9 and Note9), possibly the first smartphone in the world to use such a setup.

OPPO R17 ProThe camera system integrates a three-axis optical image stabiliser (OIS) which eliminates shakes at micron-level.

The trio of cameras include a 12MP f/1.5-2.4 main shooter mated to a 20MP f/2.6 sensor and a dedicated 3D depth sensor.

On the front, it features a massive 25MP selfie shooter that apparently offers 8 million beautification options. Who’s counting?

One killer feature OPPO is shouting about is the Ultra Night Mode. Similar to Huawei’s amazing Night Mode on the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro, this could mean some outstanding low-light images. Judging from some I’ve seen, it does look like it’s got potential.

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The device comes with a 3,700mAh battery that charges up via USB Type-C, supporting SuperVOOC fast-charging technology. SuperVOOC, as seen on the OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition can charge your device up from 0-40 percent in just 10 minutes.

The OPPO R17 Pro runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

For more detailed specs, visit OPPO.

Pricing and availability

No pricing is available as yet, and will be announced during the launch next week. However, based on its retail price in China, CNY4,300, the Malaysian price may be approximately MYR2,500.

Stay tuned for the big launch on 22 November 2018. Themed “Seize the Night” it will be graced by OPPO ambassadors Min Chen and Zahira MacWilson.

OPPO R17 Pro launch

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