Usually, no one likes talking about releases of low-end and mid-range smartphones. We understand that flagship handsets show the whole power of a company. But we should also consider that low-to-mid-range smartphones have a huge share of any company’s sales. For instance, today, OPPO launched an entry-level smartphone in Malaysia that wasn’t discussed by the media. But the thing is that the OPPO A17, which comes with a MediaTek chip, a large battery, and a dual camera, is going to become a best seller in the local market. Why we think so is that it has a highlight of a back cover with imitation leather texture.
As said, under the hood, our protagonist hosts a MediaTek Helio G35 processor. This is a low-end chip that can handle only basic tasks. Besides this, the chip is paired with 4GB + 64GB storage. On the front, we can find a 6.56-inch LCD waterdrop screen, which has an HD+ resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate. Thus, nothing is outstanding that can make the phone drive attention. The same is also true for the camera section. The front 5MP camera has an f/2.2 aperture, while the rear camera includes a 50MP f/1.8 main lens and a 2MP depth-of-field lens.
In addition, the OPPO A17 has a battery capacity of 5000mAh. This is a typical capacity size for smartphones from this price range. Also, it is charged through the Micro USB interface. Other highlights include a side power button that also integrates a fingerprint recognition scanner and ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12. The faux leather back is available in Lake Blue and Midnight Black colorways.
The machine is priced at 599 ringgits in Malaysia, which converts to $131. The handset will also land in Singapore. But we have no information about how much it will cost in this market.