Could this phone donate its sleek looks to the upcoming OnePlus 6T or OnePlus 7?

A new leak originating from mainland China seems to be giving us an interrupted early look a Oppo R17, a device expected to be next in line for this Chinese manufacturer's flagship crown. It seems to have sleek bezels on the sides, a somewhat thicker one at the bottom, and what can be described as one of the smallest notches we've seen yet, at least as far as renders go. Unlike other phones, this Oppo R17 has a neatly curved minuscule notch that resembles the Essential Phone's one way more than any other contemporary device, and looks much sleeker than some other atrocities. Like the alleged one of the Pixel 3 XL - that thing is truly going to be hideous if real!

Additionally, rumors have it that the device will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Seeing that it's missing a rear-positioned one in the alleged renders further corroborates to that story.

Now, why are we even telling you that and why are paying any attention to a handset that isn't going to be available in the US?

Simple. Let us explain.

As you've probably heard in case you've been lurking the blogosphere surrounding smartphones originating from the Middle Kingdom, both Oppo and OnePlus are both owned by the same parent company, BBK Electronics. Despite that they are two separate entities, collaborations between the two companies are not unheard of. For example, the OnePlus One shared one too many common traits with the Oppo Find 7, the OnePlus X and the Oppo Mirror 5 are almost dead-ringers for one another, and finally, the OnePlus 5T could be mistaken with the Oppo R11/R11S Plus, and finally, Oppo R15 and the OnePlus 6 share too much similarities on their own as well.

We guess you see where we are going with all that - we'd speculate that the Oppo R17, pictures above, could donate some of its sleek looks to either the OnePlus 6T or even next year's OnePlus 7. However, we'd put our money on the OnePlus 6T as the company's T versions usually don't introduce extreme design overhauls but meaningful improvements here and there. An exception to this rule is the OnePlus 5T, which was different enough from the OnePlus 5 due to the lack of many hardware improvements. Now, seeing the sleek notch of the Oppo R17 would make us think OnePlus would likely want to achieve a pretty similar look for its OnePlus 6T, which isn't expected to feature any significant bumps in hardware prowess.

Of course, we wouldn't expect the OnePlus 6T to be a dead-ringer for the Oppo R17, but we do hope that it scores that in-display fingerprint scanner, which could potentially be a big enough feature to justify an upgrade.

In the end of the day, take everything with salt.

source: GizChina



1. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Hopefully not, that V-style notch is plain ugly, much uglier than the Essential Phone notch !

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It's better than notch on the current OnePlus 6.

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Both crap overheating phones, but one plus 6 notch looks better than this ugly one plus 6T notch.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 669; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I actually think it's the best looking notch out there. Minimal and the curves help it blend into the top bezel more

5. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree If a phone I liked had to have a notch I think I could live with that one.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

It's way better than Essential or any other notch implementation. Essential one goes deep down into the display and is a perfect eyesore. While this is mostly included within the negligible top bezel with minimal extension into the display.

3. ZombieHunter

Posts: 268; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Oh jeez, here come 800 stories on the "oneplus 6T or 7 renders, guesses and we thinks". 800 stories incoming...and none are accurate.

7. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Can we have a 5.7" screen oneplus, the phones are so Massive nowerdays.

8. Rager722 unregistered

If all notches looked like this, I might consider..

13. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Essential phone have a Chinese successor.

9. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Ugly notch

14. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

But better than the iphone x notch, right?

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013


10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Maybe.. I doubt OP will copy siblings and do something like Nex / Find

16. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Copying Find X will make next OnePlus phone quite a bit expensive which OnePlus would never like and neither their customers. Though Vivo Nex can be copied while keeping prices low.

11. peace247 unregistered

this is not bad...i like it.

12. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It is oppo f9 in my country. They already spread teasers about it.

15. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

That one is the best notch implementation IMO. Even better than Essential since the one on essential extends deep into the screen. It's the most minimal kind one can get and isn't an eyesore either.

19. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Or even "take everything with a pinch of salt"...

20. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Next OnePlus phone: shrink bezels, increase screen size...again


Posts: 464; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Oh that's definitely going to be the 6T. Its already similar to the 6 except the fingerprint scanner is on the front and the notch is smaller. Same ol' incremental yet big upgrade

22. LoveHater

Posts: 235; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

This is what Notch shld have been from start . Notces today are islands

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