A flauntastic entry! Feature-studded OPPO F17 Pro is the smartphone of the year4 min read . Updated: 03 Sep 2020, 07:05 PM IST
The phone was launched on September 2 in India’s first-ever musical concert smartphone launch. Harddy Sandhu, Raftaar and fashion influencer Nikki Mehra enthralled the audience like no other!
Thousands of people across India joined in to witness a launch like no other. It was a one-of-a-kind virtual launch hosted by actor Rithvik Dhanjani. What was being launched, you may ask? It was none other than the sleekest smartphone of 2020—the OPPO F17 Pro.
Consumers who tuned in to the event on YouTube got to see a power-packed show during the first-ever online musical concert launch. Harddy Sandhu, Raftaar and fashion influencer Nikki Mehra enthralled the audience like never before. A number of consumers also won their own F17 Pro along with the OPPO W51 TWS with ANC during the action-packed evening.
OPPO has been a leader in connecting with consumers. With this launch, it has further cemented its position at the top. In fact, it has been innovating with product marketing ever since the days of the Reno3, which featured India’s largest drone light show with 200 drones on display that illuminated the Marine Drive skyline in Mumbai.
Its safe to say that since the launch of OPPO F1 in 2016, the F-series has been a fan-favourite amongst customers. The OPPO F17 Pro now takes this legacy to the next level with 30W VOOC charging technology and 6 AI portrait cameras that breathes life into your pictures. With OPPO’s constant commitment to redefine the normal and introduce technological innovations that take the market by storm, things are heating up.
All things said and done, the OPPO F17 Pro is bound to be a home run for OPPO. To be available for sale in India at a price of Rs. 22,990 from September 7, the phone brings plenty to the table, with its best-in-class hardware and software. Why is the OPPO F17 Pro such a smash hit you ask? Here’s why!
Capture the impossible
One of the standout features of the F17 Pro is the six - quad-camera set-up on the rear and dual cameras on the front - AI Portrait cameras. The quad-camera setup - stacked in a 2x2 array - consists of an 8MP main camera, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a pair of 2MP mono cameras. On the front are a 16MP main camera and a 2MP depth camera
The F17 Pro comes with six features that are sure to make clicking photos a whole lot more fun.
The camera set-up is sure to enthrall users, not just with the hardware, but also with the nifty software enhancements.
There’s the AI Portrait Color, where the background is faded with a stylistic frame and the foreground remains in their original colours.
AI Super Night Portrait is for those who want to brighten up the night. With this, one can click clearer and better-quality portrait shots in low-light conditions.
AI Night Flare Bokeh is for creating those nighttime masterpieces. It’s as simple as taking out the photo and clicking a portrait shot in front of a streetlight or a night market. The resulting photos come with a flared light effect.
With Dual Lens Bokeh one can take portrait shots (also applies to videos) with multiple people in the frame.
AI Super Clear Portrait helps reconstruct the images in case of a blurry shot while AI Beautification 2.0 preserves those natural skin tones.
Designed to dazzle
Let’s move on to the design. The ultra-sleek design - 7.48mm ultra-thin and 164g ultra-lightweight - can easily fit into any pocket. The F17 Pro has some of the most aesthetic ergonomics of any smartphone in 2020. It’s a delight to use one-handed. The F17 Pro gives the consumer a chance to elevate their style quotient while also allowing them to flaunt it wherever they go. The shimmering light streaks make a return with the new Shiny Matte - Magic Blue, Matte Black and Metallic White - colours.
What’s a smartphone without best-in-class hardware under-the-hood? Well, thanks to the MediaTek Helio P95 chipset, the OPPO F17 Pro can handle whatever you throw at it. With the MediaTek Helio P95, one not only gets a graphics boost, but also many AI-camera enhancements that improve depth processing, faster scene segmentation, pixel-level adjustments, and more effective noise reduction. To sum it up, the Helio P95 chipset provides not only a raw performance boost, but also many camera and gaming enhancements that are sure to get the consumer excited.
All charged up
With a huge 4,000mAh battery, one also needs a fast charger to go along with it. Thanks to F-series VOOC charging proprietary technology, one needn’t worry. This time around, the F17 Pro comes with a 30W VOOC charger and with just five minutes of charge, one can get five hours of talk time. Furthermore, it only takes about 53 minutes to go from 0-100%.
Note: OPPO’s 30W VOOC charging proprietary technology is a TUV Rheinland-certified safety charging system.
Software that plays hard
On the software side, OPPO again has a big upgrade for consumers. The F17 Pro comes with OPPO’s latest ColorOS 7.2 software, which is based on Android 10. It’s a smooth and uncluttered UI and comes with the anti-lagging algorithm that clears cache and apps that could cause the smartphone to freeze.
Dark Mode has been introduced and provides an all-day eye comfort. From Multi-User Mode to Infinite Edge design and from Doc Vault to OPPO translate, with ColorOS 7.2, OPPO is staying one step ahead of the competition.
If all this got you impressed, then there’s more. The OPPO’s F17 Pro has something called Air Gestures, which allows you to pick a call simply by waving your hands. You need to be as far as 20-50 centimetre from the smartphone to be able to do it. It’s that simple.
Seems the OPPO F17 Pro is bound to be on the top of everyone’s shopping list going into the last few months of 2020!