OPPO R17 Neo with an In-Display Fingerprint scanner launched in Japan

After unveiling the OPPO R17 and R17 Pro in its homeland China, the smartphone giant has now added a new smartphone in its premium mid range R17 line-up with the launch of OPPO R17 Neo in Japan.

The phone comes with a glass body in Red and Purple-Blue color options. At a glance, it seems to be a re branded version of the Oppo K1 which was launched sometime back in China.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the OPPO R17 Neo comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in an 19:9 aspect ratio, thanks to the little water-drop notch. Furthermore, the display houses an In-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone.

Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC at its core, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a MicroSD card, same as the Oppo K1 and R15X. To recall, the R17 came with Snapdragon 670 with 6/8GB RAM options making R17 Neo fall short in the performance department.

For photography, the R17 Neo gets a horizontally stacked pair of dual cameras at the back, featuring a 16-megapixel primary shooter coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor (compared to 5-megapixel on the R17). While on the front, it retains the same 25-megapixel unit for selfies.

On the software front, the Oppo R17 Neo runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top and draws its juice from a 3,600mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 5.0. Lastly, the handset measures 158.3×75.5×7.4mm and weighs 156 grams.

As mentioned, there’s no info about the phone on the official website, while the Japanese site mentions the pricing to be JPY 38,988, which roughly translates to Rs 25,500. We doubt if it will come to India. Stay tuned for more updates.

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