New arrival: Oppo R17 ($699) & Oppo R17 Pro ($999) in Singapore

Oppo Singapore has launched the R17 (S$699) and R17 Pro (S$999) Android smartphones in Singapore, the first market outside China to launch the R17 series following the Shanghai launch earlier this year.

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The new Oppo R-series smartphones is specially designed for night shooting, aided by AI.

The OPPO R17 6GB+128GB will be available in Singapore on 6th October at S$699.

The R17 Pro 8GB+128GB with SuperVOOC is priced at S$999.

Pre-order will begin on 3rd November 2018 and it will be available from 10th November 2018.

More details below from the press release.

Revolutionary Gradient Design

Adhering to OPPO’s design philosophy of creating artistic smartphone designs, OPPO continuously strives to create new designs using OPPO’s fashionable aesthetics and advanced craftsmanship.

Starting with the Nebula Purple of the R15, OPPO has been leading the trend of the industry, making gradient designs a trend for smartphone design. The R17 introduces a brand-new “three-color and bi/quad-direction” gradient design using a light-condensing layer that enables light to flow on the surface of the device.

Powered by innovative technologies for a seamless experience

The R17 series adopts Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 for the first time, with a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio and Hidden Fingerprint Unlock for the R17 Pro. The Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 is able to withstand a drop from a one-meter height to a rough surface for an average 15 times, doubled that of the Gorilla Glass 5 performance.

 

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The Oppo R17 comes in Ambient Blue or Neon Purple while the Oppo R17 Pro ships in Radiant Mist or Emerald Green colours.

The R17 Pro also carries SuperVOOC flash charging technology, allowing users to enjoy the safest and most efficient charging technology in the industry. The R17 Pro also support NFC wireless payment, making the transition to mobile payments easy and convenient.

The R17 is equipped with a 6GB DDR4 RAM, with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 mobile platform. It can perform multiple tasks seamlessly such as HD video playing or online mobile games. With 128GB storage space, users have ample space to store all their files.

Camera perfect for quality photography

When it comes to product technology, night shooting is one of the most common challenges in the smartphone industry. The R17 series upgrades both hardware and software, making the R17 and R17 Pro a smartphone specially designed for night shooting.

“At OPPO, we aim to create products that represent the perfect combination of design and technology whilst incorporating the ‘beauty’ element in all our products. Utilising this concept, we have crafted two new masterpieces, the R17 and R17 Pro that integrate new and powerful technological innovations to bring to users competitive, cutting edge smartphones.”, said Moon Yue, Managing Director, OPPO Singapore.

The R17 and R17 Pro features a software-level AI Ultra-clear Engine that allows users to take high-quality night photos. The AI Ultra-clear Engine is OPPO’s unique image-enhancing technology that is able to break all hardware limitations to maximise the image quality to produce amazing night shots.

The R17 comes with a 25MP front camera and a Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture equipped with real-time HDR support. The R17 series is able to provide up to 8 million different beautification schemes to intelligently match different users across the globe.

Additionally, the customised beauty mode can now identify up to four people in the frame and enables users to adjust the facial features and preview the effects in real time. The rear cameras of the R17 series can intelligently recognise 23 photography modes and as many as 864 scenario combinations to ensure every shot taken is the best shot possible.

 

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Both Oppo R17 and Oppo R17 Pro sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED, Waterdrop screen, with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution and 91.5% screen ratio, using Corning Glass 6. They ship with Android 8.1 installed, running ColorOS 5.2.

The R17 Pro is equipped with a variable smart aperture of f1.5/f2.4 which can automatically adjust to the lighting conditions making images sharper and clearer in both bright and low light situations.

The R17 Pro has OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), which can stabilise images and guarantee a longer exposure time to brighten night-time photography, especially with a 7P lens module. The combination of these two features further heightens precision in night-time photography.

Furthermore, with regards to sensors, the R17 Pro uses a Sony IMX362 as its main camera, which has 12 MP with dual-pixel for quick and accurate focusing, and 1.4-micron pixels size and 1/2.55 sensor size, for brighter night shots and lower noise level. Overall, the whole hardware system of the OPPO R17 Pro is designed for night photography.

The R17 Pro also features TOF 3D camera, upgrading the camera from 2D to 3D and featuring users’ functions like 3D photos, somatosensory games, AR ruler and more.

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