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Oppo R17: The first cell phone with Gorilla Glass 6, Snapdragon 670 and a more attractive nodge

Oppo R17

The Oppo R17 is a cell phone that shows us a new design of eyebrow or notch,while integrating a colorful and attractive body, a fingerprint reader on the screen and is the first cell phone in the world with the new Gorilla Glass 6 glass and the Snapdragon 670 processor.

Unlike cell phones like the iPhone X , the OnePlus and the LG G7 ThinQ that have a very rectangular nodge, the Oppo R17 offers more curved eyebrow edges that allow it to better fit the screen and pass a little more unnoticed. Sure, the eyebrow is still present, but it also seems to be small and surely much more compact than has been rumored of the iPhone X Plus (2018) and the Pixel 3 XL .

As for its beautiful body, the Oppo R17 has two versions with colors with gradient effect as the Honor 10 and even resembling the beautiful Huawei P20 Pro Twilight . One of the colors of the Oppo R17 is blue sea water and a dark blue, while the other is a purple tone with black (this is very similar to what Oppo Find X has ).

As for the new resistant glass, Gorilla Glass 6 promises to be more resistant than the Gorilla Glass 5 glass that integrates the Galaxy Note 9 , Galaxy S9 PlusLG V35 and Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. It protects the promise of surviving up to 15 falls of 1 meter in height on hard surfaces.

It is clear, glass is glass, so it will break at some point, but Corning always promises major improvements with each generation of the most popular glass in high-end cell phones and even presented a new way to customize the glasses to offer textures and even forget about the ‘dirty’ on the back of cell phones .

The Oppo R17 is also the first with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, which has a 10nm architecture like the Snapdragon 845 found in most flagship Android phones on the market.

In total, this processor integrates eight cores, has an Adreno 615 GPU and a Snapdragon X12 LTE modem.

Keep in mind that this does not mean that it will offer the same performance of the Snapdraogn 845 processor because it is dedicated to high-end phones, while the Snapdragon 670 is for mid-range phones. However, Qualcomm promises that the difference would not be as great as in previous generations.

Finally, similar to the Vivo Nex , the Oppo R17 has a fingerprint reader integrated into the screen, the new trend that has taken off this year and we hope to see in many more cell phones in 2019.

In general, the Oppo R17 looks very nice and I think that the eyebrow is much more attractive than other cell phones on the market. In addition, its specifications promise to be adequate to offer a good experience, but it is still necessary to see which countries it arrives at and how its price compares with the competition.

Price and availability

The Oppo R17 will be available on August 18 and can already be booked in China, but its price is not known.

Oppo R17: Features and specifications

  • Screen: 6.4 inches
  • Resolution: 2,280×1,080 pixels
  • Processor: Snapdragon 670 eight-core
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: Double, one of 16 megapixels and another of 5 megapixels
  • Front camera: 25 megapixels
  • Battery: 3,500mAh with fast VOOC charge
  • Operating system : Android Oreo
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