While it has been a while since we last saw an F-series here in the Philippines, OPPO’s popular mid-range phone is sill out there—at least in India. After introducing the F15 last January—which was essentially the A91 for the India market, OPPO debuts the F17 Pro with an all-new design.
Instead of the Reno4 Pro‘s vertically arranged quad rear camera setup (which is also exclusive to India), the F17 Pro has a square-shaped module instead. You get almost same set of cameras too: 48-megapixel f/1.7 main camera (this time using a Samsung GN1 sensor), 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera,and two 2-megapixel mono cameras.
The F17 Pro has essentially the same 6.44-inch AMOLED panel used on the Reno4, though the pill-shaped punch hole houses a 16-megapixel selfie snapper and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The display only uses a 60hz refresh rate but comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Powering the F17 Pro is an Helio P95 processor that is paired with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a 4010mAh battery with 30w VOOC charging.
The F17 Pro is priced at Rs 22,990(~Php 15.3k) and will be available in India on September 7.
Aside from the F17 Pro, OPPO made the F17 official as well. The vanilla model still has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, but comes with a waterdrop notch for the 16-megapixel selfie snapper. You also get a square rear camera module that houses a 16-megapixel f/2.2 main camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor, and 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera.
Instead of a MediaTek processor, the vanilla F17 is powered by a Snapdragon 662 processor with 4GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. OPPO did not reveal pricing and release details for the F17 as of this writing.