OPPO R17 Pro with Triple Rear Camera Launched and Priced in the Philippines

OPPO Philippines held a launch event tonight to formally introduce its new smartphone offering in the local market which local tech bloggers have already been talking about for the last couple of weeks - the OPPO R17 Pro is now in the Philippines.

The phone sports a gorgeous gradient color implementation on its back, but apart from that, the R17 Pro has a lot of exciting features. One of those is the in-display fingerprint, a first on an OPPO device, which as you may have already heard, yes it is indeed embedded right under the display panel of the phone similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's (see unboxing here). One more thing, the display panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for maximum protection against scratches and shocks.

Another first from OPPO on this device is a triple-rear camera set-up and those are 12MP + 20MP combo and a third being called TOF 3D sensor where its main function is for AR purposes such as 3D imaging and gathering more depths when used in taking photos for a much better bokeh effect and better low light performance. On the selfie side is a 25MP complete with AI beautification functionalities.

Powering the phone is an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor from Qualcomm paired with Adreno 616 GPU, 8GB of RAM and a massive 128GB internal storage. Like other Android devices around, its second SIM slot handles microSD card for additional storage needs.

In terms of power, it packs 3700mAh battery right out of the box and comes with a Super VOOC fast charging technology which according to OPPO will provide the device 40% charge in just 10 minutes time or just 35 minutes for 100% charge.

Unfortunately, while Android Pie is already out on the market, this phone will still run on Android 8.1 Oreo with OPPO's own ColorOS 5.2 OS on top. We are not sure if an upgrade to Android Pie is coming in the future but if we base it on history, the probability of it happening is very very low. 

OPPO R17 Pro specs:
  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • 2340 x 1080 resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Tear drop notch
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 256GB
  • 12MP + 20MP + TOF 3D triple rear camera with PDAF OIS and LED flash
  • 25MP front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  •  Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • 3700mAh battery
  • Php38,990
The OPPO R17 Pro bears a local SRP of Php38,990 and pre-order will run from November 8 until November 23 and will come with freebies worth Php2,990. Then it will be available for purchase nationwide beginning November 24.

If you wonder, the OPPO R17 Pro will also be available through Home Credit via Easy Plan as well as on Globe postpaid, more details on that will be released soon. 

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