“The OPPO R17 Pro is an upper mid-range offering that was launched in India in December last year”
OPPO has quietly slashed the prices of two of its smartphones in India. These include the upper mid-range offering, the OPPO R17 Pro (review), and affordable OPPO A7 (first impressions). While the 4GB RAM variant of the A7 has received a price cut of Rs 1,000 to bring its retail price down to Rs 13,990, the R17 Pro will now be available at Rs 29,990 instead of its previous MOP of Rs 39,990. By axing the price of the OPPO R17 Pro by Rs 10,000, the company could be paving the way for its Reno series. The Reno and Reno 10x Zoom Edition launched in China last month and are slated to debut in India on May 28th.
OPPO R17 Pro specifications
The OPPO R17 Pro ships with a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display that bears a waterdrop notch up top, an in-display fingerprint sensor, which helps in achieving a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 percent. The screen is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The phone is driven by Qualcomm’s 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC mated with Adreno 616 GPU and 8GB of RAM. The phone offers 128GB of non-expandable storage. For photography, the handset rocks triple sensors on the back, including a 12-megapixel shooter with dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4, a 20-megapixel camera and a 3D ToF lens. For selfies, there’s a 25-megapixel snapper up front with AI Beautify mode and f/2.0 aperture. The other features include Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 and a 3,700mAh battery with Super VOOC fast charging support.
OPPO A7 specifications
The OPPO A7 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-shaped cut-out on top. At its core lies the Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset. The phone sports a pair of 13MP f/2.2 and 2MP f/2.4 snappers on the rear, accompanied by an LED flash. The front shooter bears a 16-megapixel unit. The A7 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS out of the box and houses a 4,230mAh battery. For security, the device gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the handset ships with two RAM and storage variant — 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 64GB. As mentioned above, the higher-end variant has received a price drop, but the base model will continue to sell for Rs 12,990.