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Oppo's new R17 sticks a fingerprint sensor under the screen

It also looks very pretty to boot.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Meet the new Oppo R17, the Chinese company's latest flagship featuring a teardrop notch and an almost fullscreen experience. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 octacore processor and 8GB RAM, and has 128GB of onboard storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo.

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The phone comes with dual rear 16- and 5-megapixel shooters.

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The Oppo R17 is the first Oppo phone with an underscreen fingerprint sensor, and it works similar to the one found on the Vivo Nex and Vivo X21.

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The 6.4-inch display has a 2,340x1,080-pixel resolution.

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The teardrop notch is where you'll find the 25-megapixel front shooter.

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Oppo has really figured out how to make a good-looking phone.

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The R17 finally ditches the Micro-USB port of the previous models, such as the R15, for a USB-C connector. 

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The phone's glass back has pretty cool-looking gradated metallic colors.

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Oppo's also upped the ante for its gesture controls this time around, letting you choose different ways to interact with the phone. The one I tested lets you swipe up for home from the center, while swiping up from either side goes back a page. 

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Another angle on those hues. It's so pretty.

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The 16- and 5-megapixel rear cameras are AI powered and take pretty good daytime shots, but Oppo says the magic is in its night shots. 

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There's barely any chin at the bottom of the phone. 

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The R17 is a really good looking phone. But will that be enough?

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Above the tiny notch you can just barely make out the speaker slit. 

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