This New Smartphone Will Let You Take Instagram-Worthy Low-Light Photos

Perfect for the night owls out there.

( Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you probably know by now how gorgeous Manila has been looking at night these days, especially with all the light displays out for Christmas. We can’t blame you for snapping several photos to capture each moment—only to delete them later when you realize a phone’s camera just isn’t cut out for low light photos. That wouldn't be the case for the new OPPO R17 Pro though.


The OPPO R17 Pro’s cameras can capture even the "faintest rays" of light, resulting in a clear, luminous image with brilliant colors. It has a triple-camera setup: The rear cameras have a 20MP main rear sensor and a 12MP secondary sensor while the front camera has a 25MP sensor. It’s especially designed for taking those Instagram-worthy photos of cityscapes and neon lights, making it the perfect phone for night owls who are always out and about around the Metro.

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With 6GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, the R17 Pro can deliver full-speed performance. It features a 6.4-inch display, with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels. You wouldn’t even have to worry about your photos taking up too much of the phone’s space because the R17 Pro has an impressive 128GB internal storage capacity.

If you’re always on the go, you would be glad to know that it’s also equipped with two 1850mAh batteries, totaling to 3700mAh, and is capable of reaching 40% charge in just 10 minutes. Plus, it’s equipped with a Hidden Fingerprint Unlock technology (which OPPO applied a trademark for), which features an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The OPPO R17 Pro also has a sleek exterior and is available in the color Radiant Mist. It’s priced at P38,990 and is set to be released in the Philippines on November 24, Saturday.


To celebrate the unveiling of this new R Series flagship product, OPPO is launching its “Seize the Night” campaign. The global promo is calling for night-photography entries, giving 12 photographers a chance to win a five-night trip to Hong Kong for two. The best part? Three Filipino participants will also get the chance to win free OPPO R17 Units!

For more information, visit OPPO's website.

Update as of November 22, 2018 (2 p.m.): A previous version of the article included "Emerald Green" as one of the available colors for the OPPO R17 Pro. Only Radiant Mist is the available color in the Philippine market. The article has been updated to reflect this correction.

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