08 November 2022
Oppo's A-series is one of the popular smartphone series in the budget segment. It has sold phones in good numbers wherever it has been made official. The latest member to join the lineup is the Oppo A17 in Malaysia. It is packed with specs and features you would expect at this price point. The differentiating factor is its back panel design which mimics the feel of leather.
The Oppo A17 sports a 6.56-inch HD+ (1612 x 720 pixels) IPS LCD display with a notch and 60Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio G35 processor and 4GB of RAM. There is a single 64GB onboard storage option along with microSD card support storage expansion. It is also compatible with Oppo's Extended RAM feature where up to 4GB of storage space can be utilized as virtual RAM.
The back panel has a dual-camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the device is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture housed within the notch. The battery capacity of the phone is 5,000mAh with a standard charging speed. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, IP54 rating, USB Type-C port, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC 5. The phone will boot ColorOS 12.1.1 based on Android 12.
The Oppo A17 is priced at MYR599 (about $130) for the sole 4GB/64GB model. It will be sold in Midnight Black and Lake Blue color options. It is yet to be confirmed if the phone will make its way to other markets around the world.