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Pretty phones don't have to be pricey: Stylish OPPO A77s, A17, A17k smartphones have arrived

By AYIE LICSI Published Oct 17, 2022 4:02 pm Updated Oct 17, 2022 4:07 pm

Who says you have to spend over P20,000 to have a stylish, premium-looking smartphone?

OPPO's latest A-series devices, which combine chic style with a wallet-friendly price, have arrived in the Philippines. The three new smartphones were launched on Oct. 13 at Versus Barcade in Bonifacio Global City.

If you're planning to upgrade your smartphones without having to break the bank, here's why the Chinese brand's newest offerings can suit both your wants and needs.


First in the lineup is the OPPO A77s, which boasts a faux leather rear, a long 5,000mAh battery life, and a 50MP camera. Available in Starry Black and Sunset Orange, this pretty phone sports a 6.56-inch screen interrupted by a waterdrop notch. For selfies, there's an 8MP camera in front.

For all kinds of daily smartphone tasks, the A77s runs on Android 12 and is powered by a Snapdragon 680 chipset. It also has up to 128GB of storage for all your photos and games.

Taking photos on this device is a 50MP+2MP rear camera setup, which features an Extra HD mode so the resolution of the photos taken with the rear camera can be upscaled to 108MP.

OPPO A17 and A17k

Fitted with the same 50MP rear camera and 5,000mAh battery on the A77s is the new A17. Coming in Lake Blue and Midnight Black, this smartphone also features a premium leather-like rear cover.

This device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 processor with 4GB of RAM for daily tasks and the same 6.56-inch display, while its selfie camera is a 5MP shooter. Its dual camera is also a 50MP+2MP shooter capable of capturing detail-rich photos.

The most affordable of the bunch, the A17k is available in Navy Blue and Gold and runs on a Helio G35 chip with 3GB of RAM. It also has a 5,000mAh long-lasting battery, the same 6.56-inch screen, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a single 50MP rear camera for taking photos.

Here are the prices and when the phones will be up for purchase:

  • OPPO A77s - P13,999 starting Oct. 29
  • OPPO A17 - P7,999 starting Oct. 15
  • OPPO A17k - P5,999 starting Oct. 29

The three devices are available at OPPO stores, authorized dealers, and online on Lazada and Shopee.