Last July Oppo started registered its devices with the Intellectual Property Office, which is the kind of thing a company only does it it plans on making its stuff officially available in the UK. While the company wouldn't comment on the matter at the time, that launch has finally come to be. The Chinese phone maker has confirmed some the RX17 Neo, RX17 Pro, and Find X smartphones are coming to the UK next month.
The RX17 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED display made from Gorilla Glass 6, one of those minimalist waterdrop notches, a 25MP front camera, a triple 12 and 20MP rear camera system with f1.5 and F2.4 smart aperture, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 128GB of storage, 6GB of RAM, a 3,600 mAh battery, a microSD card slot, and a Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor.
The bad news is that it only runs Android Oreo, which is a going on 18 months old at this point, with a custom skin on top. ColorOS, as its known, won't be too unfamiliar to anyone who's used Huawei's EMUI - coming with the same sort of design and the features that make it seem a lot more like iOS than Android. It also doesn't have a headphone jack.
It'll cost £549.
The RX17 Neo is smaller and cheaper, but still packs in the 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED display and waterdrop notch design. In that notch is another 25MP camera, and on the back you have a dual camera system with 16MP and 2MP resolution. This one does have a headphone jack, which is to be expected considering it uses a microUSB port instead of the flashier reversible USB-C.
But it also has the in-display fingerprint scanner, a microSD card slot, a Snapdragon 660 processor, 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,500 mAh battery. Annoying this also runs Android Oreo.
It'll cost £319.
The Find X is the flagship jewel and obviously comes with all the fancy new features. That includes the sliding camera mechanism that keeps the screen notch-free and devoid of most bezels. The display itself is the same 6.4-inch 1080P AMOLED display as the other two, and there are Samsung-Edge like curves round the side. Inside we have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM (no 10GB variants here, from the looks of things), a 3,730 mAh battery, and 256GB of storage.
Camera-wise you get a 25MP front camera with FaceID-like dot-based facial recognition, along with a 20/16MP dual rear camera. Sadly, once more, this runs Android Oreo.
It'll cost £799.
All three phones will be available from Carphone Warehouse and Currys, and are available to pre-order now ready for a 13th February release.