OPPO‘s new flagship device, the Oppo R17, was announced about a week ago. And while the specs and features the smartphone boasted of were attractive, the supposed $1,000 pricing of the device was quite a put off.
Interestingly, to eliminate the price-scare, the Chinese OEM has unveiled the official price of the device ahead of its official launch event.
Today, on its official store, Oppo has listed the R17 —with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage— on pre-order at a price of 3,499 Chinese Yuan (approx. $510 USD). Pre-ordering is available for Neon Purple and Stream Blue colour variants of the device and users who pre-order will get gifts: a bluetooth speaker and a fauvism eternal flower.
As a reminder, the Oppo R17 has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with in-screen fingerprint sensor, stunning 25MP front-facing camera embedded in the waterdrop-shaped display notch, 16MP + 5MP dual rear shooters, and 3,500mAh battery.
The R17 Pro, on the other hand, is expected to come with the same specs as the R17 but will feature a TOF 3D sensing camera along with the dual rear snappers. We, however, think the R17 Pro could be the 10GB RAM smartphone Oppo is rumoured to be working on. There are no solid information on the Oppo R17 Pro yet but come August 23rd when the R17 will be proper unveiled at an event in Shanghai, we expect to see the full specs of the R17 Pro.
Shipping and official sales of the Oppo R17 will commence a week after the launch event (i.e August 30).