OPPO unveils supercharged R17, R17 Pro handsets

OPPO has launched the newest additions to its R-series, the R17 & R17 Pro. Packed full of features to capture the night, the R series continues to push the boundaries of smartphone photography, design and innovation.

OPPO’s R series is known for testing the limit with smartphone camera technology and cutting-edge features, all at an affordable price. The new devices in the R-Series have taken the features that Aussies have come to love and improved them to meet their evolving lifestyle needs:

  • Improved camera technology, enhanced with AI and a new Sony sensor allows for new flagship features like Ultra Night Mode and TOF 3D Photography in the R17 Pro

  • World’s fastest charging technology – SuperVOOC Flash Charge – will charge the R17 Pro to 40% in just 10 minutes.

  • A 6.4-inch FHD+ Waterdrop inspired Screen and the first to come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Both the R17 & R17 Pro come with an improved 25MP front-facing camera, with enhanced AI selfie beautification technology. On the back, the R17 has a 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera combination. While the R17 Pro has been designed to be the ultimate night shooter, adopting a 12MP+20MP+TOF (Time of Flight) three lens combination camera equipped with F2.4/F1.5 smart aperture, optical image stabilisation and a new AI Ultra-Clear Engine.

These features all combine to create a new ultra-clear night mode, helping customers capture clear, high-quality images in low light settings. When users turn on the camera, the AI engine will determine the current scene and intelligently match the best shooting solution. The ultra-clear engine will then intelligently obtain a clearer picture through algorithms, such as long exposure anti-shake, highlight suppression, dark part details increase, area adjustment and noise removal. Finally, pixel colour reconstruction technology will optimise the colour performance, giving a greater sense of transparency and depth.

OPPO is also the first smartphone brand to use both structured light and TOF technologies in their cameras, making the R17 Pro ready to take advantage of the new AR and VR applications that will come to market thanks to the new technology. The new TOF-Ready 3D camera processes nanosecond bursts of infrared light to better interpret depth for use across a range of applications.

“OPPO is known for delivering camera technology that continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in a smartphone. The R17 & R17 Pro are full of cutting-edge features that showcase what OPPO is capable of, said Michael Tran, managing director at OPPO Australia.

“In particular, we are excited to bring the R17 Pro’s Ultra Night Mode and TOF 3D camera capabilities to Australia. Utilising the latest in smartphone camera technology, OPPO will help its customers seize the night and take advantage of new and exciting camera applications as they come to market. OPPO is excited to be at the forefront of this technology in Australia,”, said Michael Tran, Managing Director at OPPO Australia.

OPPO is also bringing SuperVOOC Flash Charging, the world’s fastest charging technology to the R17 Pro. First introduced to OPPO’s Find X Device, the R17 Pro comes packed with a 2*1850mAh bi-cell design for up to 50-watt charging power that improves battery performance. Users will be ready to go in a flash with the R17 Pro capable of reaching 40% charge in just 10 minutes.

To keep things moving fast the R17 & R17 Pro comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The R17 Pro unleashes full-speed computing performance and lightening-fast app launch times with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, while the R17 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset.

To support its supercharged hardware, the R17 & R17 Pro come with OPPO’s latest operating system – ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1.

The R17 Series is the first mobile phone to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6, one of the world’s toughest smartphone screen technologies. The R17 & R17 Pro will be able to tolerate one-meter drops onto rough surfaces up to 15 times, which is double the strength of Gorilla Glass 5 found on other devices.

Additionally, both the R17 & R17 Pro can be unlocked instantly just by touching the screen. There is a hidden, ultra-photosensitive sensor built into the Gorilla display to ensure the clearest fingerprint images possible.

All of these features are packed into a 6.4 inch water drop screen, with an aspect ratio of 91.5%, and are encased in a beautifully designed tri-colour gradient design, giving the R17 Pro & R17 a premium look and feel of the phone.

“We can’t wait to bring the R17 & R17 Pro to Australia. We believe with these new smartphones we will open up a whole new premium mid-range segment, offering high-quality cameras and supercharged performance. It’s important that we keep offering customers flagship features at affordable prices which meet the lifestyle needs of our customers,” said Tran.

The OPPO R17 devices are available to purchase from November 12th from selected retailers and carriers. For more information, visit www.oppo.com.

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