While we may be excited about the UK launch of Xiaomi tomorrow, Oppo is also making moves into the international markets.

While no official UK availability has been announced the Oppo RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo are coming to the EU which was announced yesterday at the Chinese company’s launch event in Milan, Italy.

Both phones will be available to buy in Italy, France, Spain, and the Netherlands on the 16th of November but with EU availability it should be quite easy for UK buyers to get hold of these phones

The Oppo RX17 Pro will be priced at €599 which works out as £522, while the RX17 Neo will be €349 or £304.

The RX17 Pro has a 6.4-inch 1080×2340 AMOLED touchscreen with an under-display fingerprint sensor, the Snapdragon 710 chipset at the 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 3,700 mAh battery. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo underneath Oppo’s ColorOS 5.2.

The rear camera system consists of a 12 MP main snapper with a variable aperture (f/1.5 or f/2.4), a 20 MP f/2.6 secondary snapper, and a TOF 3D stereo camera. On the front, you get a 25 MP lens for selfies.

The RX17 Neo still has the under-display fingerprint scanner but drops the processor down to a Snapdragon 660 with 4GB of RAM. Its rear cameras are different too – a 16 MP f/1.7 main one and a 2 MP secondary unit for depth information. Its battery is 100 mAh smaller than the Pro models at 3,600 mAh.

The pricing of the RX17 Pro makes it more expensive than the recently launched OnePlus 6T which uses the superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and does not overlay the Android OS with a skin.

The RX17 Neo is more of an interesting device, the Snapdragon 660 is a solid mid-range processor and the pricing of just above £300 combined with an under-display fingerprint scanner makes it stand out from other mid-range phones.

OPPO RX17 Pro specifications

  • 6.4-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with 100% NTSC colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM
  • ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.5/2.4 variable aperture, OIS, 20MP secondary rear camera with f/2.6 aperture, TOF 3D camera
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 157.6×74.6×7.9mm; Weight: 183g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1 Type-C, NFC
  • 3700mAh battery with (10V/5A) SuperVOOC fast charging

OPPO RX17 Neo specifications

  • 6.41-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with  91.5% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB, 128GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM
  • ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, a 2MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 158.3×75.5×7.4mm; Weight: 156g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • 3600mAh (Typical) / 3500mAh (Minimum ) battery