As OPPO had confirmed in the previous week, it has released the New Year’s editions for OPPO R17 and R17 Pro phones through a dedicated event in China. In terms of technical specs, both smartphones carry the exact same specs as their typical variants. However, the R17 and R17 Pro New Year’s Edition have unique design since they sport red bodies that symbolize the New Year. According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of pig. Hence, the Chinese company has engraved a golden logo of a piglet on the backside of the rear shells of both phones. Also, these smartphones are running on the specialized developed New Year themed UI.
The glass rears of the OPPO R17 and OPPO R17 Pro New Year’s Edition have warm red color with gradient effect. The paintjob has been inspired by the traditional paper-cutting art of China while the golden of the piglet has a floating effect.
The OPPO R17 New Year’s edition is fitted with a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel that produces FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It is fueled by Snapdragon 670 chipset. The waterdrop notch of the screen is the home for the front-facing 25-megapixel selfie digital camera The rear shell of the phone has a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup. The handset is backed by a 3,500mAh battery and it includes 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Other options of the smartphone have support for VOOC charging and Hyperboost technology.
The OPPO R17 Pro New Year’s edition is equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED waterdrop notch screen. It is driven by the Snapdragon 710 chipset. On the front is a selfie shooter of 25-megapixel. A 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual camera setup resides on the backside on the backside of the phone. It receives power from 3,700mAh battery and is packed with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of native storage. The OPPO R17 Pro New Year’s edition also features NFC, SuperVOOC charging and HyperBoost technology.
The OPPO R17 New Year’s edition carries a price tag of 2,799 Yuan (~$409) in China. On the other hand, the OPPO R17 Pro New Year’s Edition is priced at 4,299 Yuan (~$624) in the home market. Those smartphones are China exclusive products. The official sales of the R17 and R17 New Year’s edition smartphone will begin at 10 AM on Dec. 21. Following are the shots of the handset and retail package of the OPPO R17 Pro New Year’s edition.