The world's first phone with Snapdragon 670 and Gorilla Glass 6 is official, but you can't have it
by Adrian Diaconescu / Aug 13, 2018, 4:24 AM
Oppo, one of the mobile industry’s fastest-growing manufacturers, already made serious waves a couple of months back with a decidedly innovative albeit fragile “bezelless” design, striking again today by unveiling another remarkable handset.
The R17 is not quite as powerful as the Find X or Samsung Galaxy Note 9, packing however an upper mid-range processor Qualcomm barely announced last week. The Snapdragon 670 is a respectably fast and extremely power-efficient chip based on a 10 nm fabrication process, including eight Kryo 360 CPU cores, an Adreno 615 GPU, Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, and a multicore AI Engine.
In a nutshell, this allows the Oppo R17 to deliver raw processing speed (almost) in line with high-end devices at a substantially lower price. Unfortunately, that part hasn’t been unveiled yet, although sales are set to begin on August 18 in China.
The 6.4-inch phone is unlikely to come to any Western markets, at least under the aforementioned name, but there’s a very good chance it will inspire the OnePlus 6T. Like the India-focused Oppo F9, the R17 uses an ingenious “waterdrop” notch to maximize its screen-to-body ratio, listed on the company’s official Chinese website at a mind-blowing 91.5 percent.
Gorilla Glass 6 screen protection is another standout feature compared to the Galaxy Note 9... and every other high-ender on the market, promising enhanced durability. There’s also in-display fingerprint recognition support (although not the ultrasonic type), and of course, two rear-facing cameras and a single selfie shooter squeezing the most out of the latest AI technologies.
The Snapdragon 670 SoC is paired with a whopping 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage space, while a decently sizable 3,500 mAh battery is responsible for keeping the lights on, supporting blazing fast VOOC Flash Charge functionality. That’s a pretty dreamy set of specs, don't you think?
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Man, Oppo do like tasting new processors.
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 4:32 AM 4
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Oppo is innovating unlike Samsung...
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 6:09 AM 6
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Funny how that is... but android is still garbage. No wonder why many OEM’s are full of gimmick. just doing what is right, means with purpose. Still, ecosystem and hardware and software integration is the best. I’m buying all their products regardless if features and prices coz in the end, delivers fast, reliable and seamless smartphones. It everything i need to get my work done.
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 6:59 AM 2
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sales do not reflect innovation at all here. Apple can change the most minute feature and still sell millions and as weve seen samsung, LG, Sony etc have to go above and beyond for even their fans to be happy.
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 4:23 PM 0
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Good that they're no longer copying apple and not cheating their customers with garbage specs like before. This is a stunning phone inside and out
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 5:23 AM 7
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I am quite sure One Plus 6T will definitely look like this.
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 5:39 AM 6
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True. OnePlus devices have always been based on Oppo R series phones. Now 6T will have in display fingerprint scanner, minimal waterdrop notch, smaller bezels, a new back design and maybe some other improvements as well.
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 5:48 AM 4
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My God ,, what a looker ,, Shame on upcoming Pixel or others copy-notches out there,, Very powerful on specs too ,GG6,Sd670,3500mAh Good that the have leader attitude Just launch Android One version ,,,This will be WET DREAM
posted on Aug 13, 2018, 5:52 AM 5
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