The OPPO R17 Pro has made its way to the shores of Malaysia, and heads up; it doesn’t come cheap. Initially launched back in August, the premium smartphone has been unveiled in Malaysia, and is already up for pre-orders.

Premium Design, Premium Pricing

Now, when it comes to specs, the OPPO R17 Pro packs mid-range internals in a premium body. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor coupled with a Adreno 616 graphics processor. Memory wise, it runs on 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with no option to expand. OPPO has only brought in one variant of its latest handset. Up front, it sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. Being 2018, it comes with a waterdrop notch which has been featured on a number of OPPO phones now.

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The main highlight of this device happens to be the glass back which features a shimmery gradient effect. Depending on the lighting, the look of the rear will change at different angles under different lighting. Also, it is the first smartphone to be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6, which is suppose to withstand multiple drops. Well, it seems that OPPO has paid close attention to the rear this time around, as they have also included a triple-camera setup. It consists of a 12MP camera with a variable aperture (f/1.5 – f/2.4), a 20MP f/2.6 secondary shooter, and a depth sensing third camera. The main sensor features optical image stabilisation, and is aided by an ultra night mode for low light shots. Selfies are handled by a 25MP front facing camera.

Keeping the lights on is a large 3,700mAh battery with support for Super VOOC Flash charger, and charges via USB Type-C. With the new Super VOOC Flash charger, 40% of battery can be achieved within 10 minutes. Like most 2018 smartphones, the OPPO R17 Pro doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Pricing and Availability

As for pricing, the smartphone retails for RM 2,699 and is available in Radiant Mist and Emerald Green. Pre-orders are currently open, and it’ll be available for purchase from 1st December. If you are interested, you may pre-order the device from OPPO authorised retail outlets, Shopee, Lazada, 11street, senQ, and SenHeng.