Having launched in China back in August, the Oppo R17 Pro has arrived in Europe with a slightly new name – the Oppo RX17 Pro. Here’s all you need to know about the Oppo RX17 Pro including its release date, specs and price.
The Oppo RX17 Pro was unveiled at an event in Milan on November 6. The additional ‘X’ portion of the name adds nothing, because the handset is identical to the existing R17 Pro.
It has a 6.4-inch device that sports a Full HD+ AMOLED display, a teardrop notch design housing a 25-megapixel front ‘selfie cam’, and an integrated in-display fingerprint scanner. On the rear, there’s a tripe-camera setup to try and rival the likes of the Huawei P20 Pro: the RX17 Pro’s configuration comprises a 20-megapixel primary lens, 12-megapixel auxiliary shooter, and a third ‘3D’ AR camera module.
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Quite how well it performs in the real world remains to be seen, but it’s ticking most of the right boxes on paper.
Battery life should also be one of the RX17 Pro’s strong suits, as it features an unusual dual battery setup, with two 1850mAh cells combining for a total of 3700mAh of juice. Oppo claims this system means the RX17 Pro can hit close to 50W of charging power for a 40% boost in just 10 minutes.
Flagship phone fans could well be disappointed by the device’s other main driver, as the RX17 Pro only features a Snapdragon 710 SoC – not the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 we’re more accustomed to seeing in premium Android handsets.
The Oppo RX17 Pro will for €599, which is around £522 – though the final UK price will likely be higher due to taxes. Oppo has confirmed the handset will launch in the UK soon, but no price or release date has been confirmed.
That European price puts the RX17 Pro firmly in OnePlus 6T territory, which is stiff competition for a new device to face, especially given the mid-range CPU. The company also confirmed RX17 Neo, which was on sale in Japan as the R15X will also arrive in the UK. Confused yet?
Both phones launch in France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands on November 16th with the RX17 Pro costing €599 and the RX17 Neo costing €349 (around £305).
Trusted Reviews is on the ground in Milan at the Oppo launch, so check back soon to see what we made of our hands-on time with the new devices.
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