Announcement. OPPO A17k is a nice budget smartphone for India

Photo Announcement. OPPO A17k is a nice budget smartphone for India

The OPPO A17k smartphone has been announced in India. Handsome, right? Appearance is very unusual. Well, in addition to appearance, the newcomer has nothing to brag about.

A lot of similar smartphones by OPPO and related brands have been released. You can, for example, remember last year's Realme C20. But OPPO A17k does not seem to have exact twins.

Chipset - conditionally gaming MediaTek Helio G35. In AnTuTu, smartphones based on it gain only a little more than a hundred thousand points - quite sparse by modern standards.

Little RAM - only 3 GB. With constant pmemory is better, its 64 GB.

A screen without any frills. Diagonal 6.56" (103 cm²), resolution 720x1612 (269 ppi). No increased refresh rate.

Here is a normal battery, 5000 mAh. Without accelerated charging, of course.

The cameras are quite simple. And, surprisingly, single. 5 MP front and 8 MP rear.

From pleasant. There is dual-band Wi-Fi and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

From the unpleasant. There is no NFC module. USB is an ancient Micro.

Declared IPx4 water resistant. But this is, in fact, only splash protection. Those. light rain smartphonemost likely won't hurt. But nothing more.

₹10490 (₽7860, $127) at launch.

OPPO A17k key features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.56", 103 cm², 720x1612, 269 ppi, 60 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Panda Glass HardwareMediaTek Helio G35
2.3 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 MemoryRAM 3 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD , LPDDR4X, eMMC 5.1 Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, 19.35 Wh Dimensions164.2 x 75.6 x 8.29 mm Weight189 g Rear camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 78°, flash, autofocus
frontSecondary camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 77°, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android, ColorOS 12.1.1 SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Light, Fingerprint scanner (side) USBMicro v2.0, USB-OTG

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.