Chinese manufacturer Oppo launched the RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo smartphones earlier this month. This time around, the company will be launching a new smartphone in India under the same R-series lineup.
The news comes in the form of a tweet from Oppo Mobile’s Indian handle which read “Stay tuned! Something new is coming up. OPPO R-Series”. This begs the question of which of the recently released R-series smartphones are up for launch in the country.
— OPPO Mobile India (@oppomobileindia) November 19, 2018
The teaser video is of barely any help as its only gives a glimpse of the side profile of the device. Among Oppo’s recent-most additions, there are four R-series smartphones – the Oppo R17, R17 Pro, R17 Neo and R15x, any of which could be revealed by the Chinese manufacturer. All four of these devices feature a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a teardrop notch.
All four devices are powered by mid-range chipsets with the R15x and R17 Neo featuring a Snapdragon 660 SoC and the R17 smartphone equipping a Snapdragon 670 chip. The most powerful of the lot is the R17 Pro which incorporates the latest Snapdragon 710 SoC, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. In fact, all four devices feature 128GB storage. The R17, R17 Neo and R15x feature 8GB, 6GB and 4GB of RAM respectively.
For optics, the R17 Pro boasts the highest value with a triple camera setup at the back. It has a 12-megapixel primary sensor with LED flash, f/1.5/2.4 variable aperture, OIS, 20-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture and a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D sensing camera to capture 3D photos. For the front, it has a 25-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait.
All devices run on Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1 out of the box. The R17 Pro features the largest 3700mAh battery with support for Super VOOC Flash Charge technology which will pump the phone to up to 40 percent in just 10 minutes.
It remains to be seen which of these four smartphones will be released in India in the near future and we look forward to knowing more from Oppo real soon.