Oppo has been working on its own version of Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology. Now, the company has announced that the ‘Hyper Boost Mobile Acceleration’ technology will soon be rolled out to Oppo R17 and Oppo R17 Pro handsets. The new tech will bring several system improvements. Read more to find about Oppo Hyper Boost Mobile Acceleration Technology
The Oppo Hyper Boost mobile acceleration technology is aimed at improving the system, gaming, and app performance. It features a new Behaviour Aware Scheduling (BAS) function that dynamically adjusts the frequency of underlying hardware in units of 0.2 milliseconds (down from units of 20 milliseconds in Android Linux kernel). It also provides feedback for hardware platform vendors.
To improve gaming performance, Oppo has partnered with major gaming engines (including Tencent and Netease) to optimize the top 100 mobile games. The company claims that it has already enhanced about 11 games.
In terms of app performance, several popular applications (including WeChat, Taobao, and QQ Mobile) have been optimized. Oppo claims that WeChat (Chinese alternative to WhatsApp) has received optimization for 11 different high-frequency usage scenarios. The fluidity of incoming and outgoing WeChat messages has improved by 29.8 percent. Additionally, the smoothness of scrolling through the app has increased by 19.9 percent, while the fluidity of unread chats has been enhanced by 23.5 percent. GIFs also run 35.9 percent faster.
Oppo has announced that the Oppo R17 and R17 Pro will be the first two smartphones to receive the Hyper Boost technology. The company claims that it also plans to combine the AI (artificial intelligence) characteristics with Hyper Boost to make the process even more efficient.
The Oppo R17 sports a 6.4-inch display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor along with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage (expandable via a microSD). The new processor is built on the 10nm process. It comes with the Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU, Qualcomm Spectra 250 dual-cam ISP, Qualcomm AI Engine, Adreno 615 GPU and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem.
In terms of optics, the Oppo R17 sports a dual camera setup on the back. It combines a 16MP primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and a 5MP secondary sensor. The 25MP front camera comes with Sony IMX576 sensor and a f/2.0 aperture.
The 3,500mAh battery supports the company’s own VOOC charging technology. It can perform multiple AI-centric tasks including image enhancement and scene detection. The Full HD+ display is accompanied by a tiny waterdrop notch design. The smartphone is the first to come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Oppo R17 Pro
The Oppo R17 Pro sports a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and screen to body ratio of 91.5 percent. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The new smartphone is powered by the latest octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor along with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
In terms of optics, the Oppo R17 Pro features a triple camera setup with a variable aperture feature, called Smart Aperture. A 12-megapixel primary sensor comes with dual aperture lens (f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture). Additionally, there is a 20-megapixel secondary sensor and a 3D TOF depth sensor (for 3D face unlock). The 25-megapixel front camera comes with aperture f/2.0.
The 3,700mAh battery supports the company’s own VOOC charging technology. The smartphone runs ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. It comes with a water-drop notch on front. The Oppo R17 Pro comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock feature.