After the Oppo R17 and the Oppo R17 Pro, looks like Oppo now brings a new smartphone to the series called the Oppo R17 Neo. The smartphone has been launched Japan, and as of now, there’s no report if the smartphone will come to India or not. Probably not. Similar to the R17 Pro, the new R17 Neo also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Oppo R17 Neo was found listed on a Japanese website called UQCommunications with a price tag of JPY 38,988, which roughly comes around Rs 25,500. Let’s take a quick look at what the Oppo R17 Neo brings to the table.
Oppo R17 Neo: Specifications and Features
The Oppo R17 Neo comes with a massive 6.4-inch display Full HD+ AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. On the hardware front, the Oppo phone is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor clocked at 1.95GHz coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. While on the software front, the Oppo R17 Neo runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top. There’s no word if the smartphone will be upgraded to Android 9 Pie or not.
The Oppo R17 Neo packs a dual camera system at the back panel with a primary sensor of 16MP and a secondary sensor of 2MP. On the front, the R17 Neo comes with a 25MP selfie camera. The Oppo phone is backed by a 3600mAh battery. The phone comes with several connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 5.0. It also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor just like some of the newly launched Vivo phones and also the OnePlus 6T.
Oppo R17 Neo: Pricing and Availability
As noted, the Oppo R17 Neo has been launched with a price tag of JPY 38,988, which roughly translates to Rs 25,500 in Indian currency. The Oppo R17 Neo has already been listed on a Japanese website UQCommunications, which means the smartphone is already available in retail stores for the consumers to buy it. The Japanese website also shows that the customers can get the phone with monthly instalments. It is, however, noteworthy that the official Oppo Japan website doesn’t list the R17 Neo phone or mentions the pricing or the availability details of the phone.
Oppo R17 Pro vs Oppo R17 Neo: Differences You Need to Know
The R17 Neo is quite a step down from the premium R17 Pro. While it retains the in-display fingerprint scanner, it loses out on several other features. For starters, the R17 Neo is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, as opposed to the Snapdragon 670 SoC found on the R17 Pro. Also, the R17 Pro has triple cameras on the rear side, whereas the R17 Neo has just dual cameras.
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