OPPO have today announced they’re expanding their budget range in Australia with the launch of the OPPO A17 with a 50MP AI camera and all-day battery life.

The OPPO A17 has a super slim design which is just 8.29mm thin and weighs just 189 grams and comes in two colour options: Lake Blue and Midnight Black, which is offered with a faux leather material on the rear offering a fresh, premium aesthetic that should feel great in your hand. 

There’s plenty of power with a MediaTek Helio G35 Mobile processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage (with microSD Card slot) with a 5,000mAh battery keeping you going all day. The OPPO A17 also includes a 50MP AI Camera on the rear with a 5MP selfie camera in tear-drop notch in the 6.56” HD+ resolution LCD display on the front.

The phone runs ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12 which includes a bunch of great features including Three-finger translate to translate text from a screenshot with over 100 languages supported, Flex Drop which lets you run an app in a floating window, and Five-Grade Access Control and Photo Information Protection, to help keep sensitive information secure.

“The A17 might be a lightweight smartphone, but make no mistake, this device packs a punch, ” said OPPO Australia Managing Director, Michael Tran. “With the A17 we’ve prioritised features that Aussies value most, such as a quality camera system, long-lasting battery and sleek design, and brought them to market at a pocket-friendly price point. We’re confident the A17 will impress,” added Tran.

The phone is available in Australia from today for $259 from JB Hi-Fi, Big W, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Bing Lee and there’s a bonus offer for those picking it up before the 12th of February, with a bonus gift of a Konec Essential SIM plan (valued at $25) that includes 22GB of data for 30 days available via redemption. The plan offers great value with double the standard data allowance.