The trending news from the mobile genre is brought by Oppo with the launch of its premium mid-range R-series phones, R17 Pro & R17, in India.

Both these smartphones have a unique design language and a gradient colour back with a water drop display. R-series is expected to take on the mighty OnePlus and Xiaomi. To look back, the Oppo R17 Pro was launched in China back in August and was later introduced in Europe last week.

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Delving into the specs and features, R17 Pro comes with an edge-to-edge display and Super VOOC fast charging feature. It is available in 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage variants and Emerald Green and Radiant Mist color options.

Coming back to the display section, Oppo R17 Pro has a 6.4-inch display with full HD+ resolution and screen aspect ratio of 19:9. In addition, it also has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.5 per cent along with an in-display fingerprint scanner for security.

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The Oppo R17 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU. It houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports up to 50W SuperVOOC fast charging.

Looking at the optics, the R17 Pro sports a triple camera system that includes a 12MP primary sensor with variable aperture (f1.5/f2.4), OIS, and a 20MP secondary sensor with f/2.6 aperture. The third sensor is a time-of-flight camera (ToF) 3D camera that can be used to capture 3D pictures. Up front, the phone sports a 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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There is also a stripped down non-pro variant called Oppo R17 with dual rear cameras and Snapdragon 670 processor. However, right now nothing is clear about its availability yet.

The launch event for Oppo R Series phones was hosted yesterday night in Mumbai and the R17 Pro being priced at ₹45,990. The phone would go on sale from December 7, via Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, Reliance Digital, Croma and Vijay Sales.