With a little help from Malaysian singer and actress Min Chen, OPPO launched and showcased their latest smartphone – the OPPO R17 Pro, which features a dual-aperture camera!
Check out the full OPPO R17 Pro launch event, including a live performance and an interview with Min Chen herself!
Updated @ 2018-11-28 : Added details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710.
Originally posted @ 2018-11-23
The Official OPPO R17 Pro Launch
The OPPO R17 Pro launch event had the tagline “Seize The Night” because its new dual-aperture camera includes a very wide f/1.5 aperture which is great for low-light photography. Check out the official tech briefing by OPPO Product Manager, Ken Ng, at the R17 Pro launch event.
And here is a summary of the OPPO R17 Pro’s key features :
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) introduces a new “three colour and bi / quad-direction” gradient design. They added a light-condensing layer to allow light to flow on the surface of the body.
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a large 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Thanks to its raindrop notch, it offers a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) boasts the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which is a 10 nm mobile SoC. it has eight Kryo 360 cores with an Adreno 616 GPU, a Spectra 250 ISP, a Hexagon 685 DSP and the X16 LTE modem.
The Snapdragon 710 offers 20% better CPU performance and 35% better GPU performance than the Snapdragon 660, with 30% lower power consumption. It also has twice the AI performance!
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a 25 MP front camera with a Sony IMX576 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. In the back, it boasts a new dual camera setup, that is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+.
The main rear camera is a 12 MP Sony IMX362 shooter with dual-aperture – f/1.5 and f/2.4 – exactly like the dual-aperture camera of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Its secondary rear camera though is a higher resolution 20 MP telephoto camera with f/2.6 aperture.
50 Watt SuperVOOC Technology
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) also boasts OPPO’s SuperVOOC technology which allows for fast charging at up to 50 watts using a bi-cell battery design. That allows you to recharge the R17 Pro from 1% to 40% in just 10 minutes!
OPPO R17 Pro Price + Availability
The OPPO R17 Pro (MY | US) has a recommended retail price of RM 2,699 / ~US$ 643 / ~£499.
It will be available for pre-order starting 23 November 2018, with a free Neo Smartband worth RM 389 / ~US$ 93 / ~£72. Delivery and retail sale will take place from 1 December 2018 onwards.
Here are direct purchase links :
- OPPO R17 Pro : RM 2,699 | US$ 838.88
Bonus : Min Chen Live Performance + Interview!
Love Min Chen? You’re in luck! Watch her perform live, and check out her interview!
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