OPPO launches the F17 series of mid-range smartphones and Enco W51 TWS ANC earbuds in India
OPPO has seen a high degree of success in 2020. With the continuation of its mid-range Reno lineup (in the form of the Reno3 and the Reno4) and Find series (in the OPPO Find X2 and X2 Pro), OPPO is cementing its status as a top contender in the upper mid-tier and high-tier segments. But it’s actually the company’s lower-end smartphone offerings that are the most popular in Asian countries. Today, the has unveiled the OPPO F17 and F17 Pro in India alongside the OPPO Enco W51 TWS earbuds.
OPPO F17 series
Looking at these smartphones head-on, their design deviates a bit from other OPPO smartphones. The back has a dual matte-glossy finish that intersects at the camera (think of what the Pixel smartphones used to look like but aligned vertically rather than horizontally), and there are also a couple of vegan leather finishes if you found that exciting about the Find X2. The rear cameras are housed in a square camera bump similar to what you’ll find on the newer iPhones, except we have four cameras instead of two or three.
The OPPO F17 is the lower-end of the two, and it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC which was announced earlier this year. It’s an 11nm chip with an octa-core CPU and Qualcomm’s Adreno 610 GPU. This SoC also powers the Motorola Moto G9 that was recently launched, but we haven’t really seen it on other smartphones so far. The OPPO F17 Pro, on the other hand, features a MediaTek Helio P95, which is the same SoC found in the Indian version of the OPPO Reno3 Pro. The F17 Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage by default while the F17 starts at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Both devices look identical from the rear but turn them around and you’ll find differences. While the F17 Pro has dual front-facing cameras in a left-aligned hole-punch cutout, the regular F17 has a more traditional teardrop notch with a 16MP camera; the F17 Pro also has a 16MP front-facing camera, but it’s paired with a secondary 2MP depth sensor. The rear cameras are also different: The F17 Pro has a 48MP main sensor with a size of 1/2” and f/1.8 lens, while the F17 has a 16MP 1/3.06” sensor and f/2.2 lens. This is where the differences end, though.
Both phones have 6.4″ AMOLED displays at 2400×1080 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, an optical under-display fingerprint scanner, OPPO’s 30W VOOC 4.0 fast-charging technology through a USB 2.0 Type-C port, 4,000mAh batteries, 3.5mm audio jacks, a microSD card slot, and Android 10 out of the box with ColorOS 7.2 on top. They both have the same auxiliary cameras on the back, including a secondary 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 lens, 1/4.0″ size, and 119˚ FoV, a tertiary 2MP macro camera, and a quaternary 2MP depth sensor.
OPPO Enco W51
The company also announced its latest truly wireless earbuds that are also the first OPPO earbuds to support active noise cancellation (ANC): the OPPO Enco W51. These actually have several noise-reduction features built-in, including what OPPO calls a “‘2+2’ noise reduction solution”, combining a dual-core noise reduction chip with dual ANC technology. The earbuds support wireless charging, and the case can top up your earbuds for up to 24 hours of total playtime on a single charge.
OPPO Enco W51 True Wireless Earphones Specs
|Product colours||Floral White / Starry Blue|
|Model (charging case)||ETI22|
|Driver||7mm dynamic driver|
|Driver sensitivity||103dB @1KHz|
|Frequency response range||20Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Microphone sensitivity||-38 dBV/Pa|
|Bluetooth version||BT 5.0|
|Wireless range||10 m|
|Battery type||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|Battery capacity||25 mAh (headphones) /
480 mAh (charging case)
|Music play time (50% volume)||ANC on: 3.5h (single charge) / 20h (with charging case)
ANC off：4h (single charge) / 24h (with charging case)
|Wired Charging time||80min (with charging case)|
|Wireless charging time||2.5h (with charging case)|
|Charging port||USB Type-C|
|Dust and water resistance (headphones)||IP54|
|Weight (Entire device)||55.5g|
The OPPO F17 Pro will retail in India in both offline stores and online for ₹22,990 and will be available in a single 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. The device will be available in Magic Blue, Matte Black, and Metallic White color options. As for the OPPO F17, we have no pricing yet, but we’re expecting it to be quite a bit cheaper than the Pro variant.
The OPPO Enco W51 wireless earbuds will retail for ₹4,999 which is a great price for truly wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation. In regards to availability, though, we’re also in the dark for now, but it shouldn’t be long before these phones go on sale.
Are you planning on getting any of the products announced today?