There is no doubt that the Galaxy Note 9 is a phenomenal look phone with high-end specifications and a beautifully symmetrical design, but at the same time, it’s pretty obvious Samsung fell short of high-end perfection in a number of key areas.
The R17 is not as powerful as the Find X or the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, however, packing a higher midrange Qualcomm processor barely announced last week. The Snapdragon 670 is an extremely fast and extremely energy-efficient chip, based on a 10-nm manufacturing process, comprising eight Kryo 360 processor cores, an Adreno 615 graphics processor, Snapdragon LTE X12 modem and multicore AI engine.
In summary, this allows the Oppo R17 to provide a raw processing speed (almost) consistent with high-end devices at a significantly lower price. Unfortunately, this part has not been revealed yet, although sales are expected to start on August 18th in China.
It is unlikely that the 6.4-inch phone will come to Western markets, at least under the aforementioned name, but there is a good chance that it will inspire the OnePlus 6T. In the same way as India Oppo F9, the R17 uses an ingenious notch “waterdrop” to maximize its screen-to-body ratio, listed on the official Chinese website of the company at a breathtaking rate of 91.5%.
Gorilla Glass 6 Screen protector is another standout feature compared to the Galaxy Note 9 … and all the others on the market, promising increased durability. There is also support for fingerprint recognition in the display (although not the ultrasonic type) and, of course, two rear-facing cameras and one selfie shooter making the most of the latest AI technologies.
The Snapdragon 670 SoC is associated with a huge 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, while a sufficiently powerful 3500 mAh battery is responsible for keeping the lights on, supporting Flash charging functionality. VOOC ultra-fast. It’s a set of pretty dreamy specifications, do not you think?