OPPO has recently launched the new F17 smartphone series in India, which consists of two models. The newly unveiled devices, the OPPO F17 and F17 Pro, fit in the brand’s mid-range line of handsets – both offered with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek Helio chipset, respectively.
The new F17 smartphone duo features a lot of similarities in terms of design, so let’s start with that. Both devices are equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a battery capacity of 4,000mAh with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast-charging support, USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, the same rear quad-camera layout, and runs on Android 10 via ColorOS 7.2.
You could easily differentiate the standard and the Pro version by their displays; where the former features a waterdrop notch with a lone 16MP camera, while the latter comes with a pill-shaped cutout with a 16MP main and 2MP depth combo on the upper left corner. While the back of the phones offer a similar quad-camera layout, they differ in terms of the main camera. The vanilla model packs a 16MP primary, while the Pro variant sports a 48MP. The other three cameras on either device are the same, consisting of an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor.
The internals of both devices also differ from one another, as mentioned earlier on. The standard OPPO F17 features a Snapdragon 662 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the Pro comes with a Helio P95, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. In addition, storage on the F17 duo is expandable via a single microSD card slot.
The OPPO F17 Pro is slated to be released in India on 7 September 2020, priced at INR23,000 (~RM1,298), and is available in three colours: Magic Blue, Matte Black, and Metallic. The release date, pricing, and colour options for the standard F17 model, on the other hand, will be confirmed by the company at a later date. No word on a global release of the new F17 series outside of India at this time.