April 1, 2019
On April 10, Oppo will officially launch its Reno sub-brand along with a Reno smartphone. There have been plenty of reports on the Oppo Reno phone over the past few weeks, revealing several details from the design to the hardware. Newer reports claim that Oppo will launch a few variants of the Reno phone with the top-end version offering a 10x zoom camera and a Snapdragon 855 chipset, among other things.
The Oppo Reno phone is one of the most anticipated new devices from Oppo this year as it is expected to come with a new design language and will be feature-packed. Oppo will look to go big with its first Reno phone, which is why we are hearing rumours of multiple variants that will range from affordable mid-range to high-end. Here’s a quick look at what we know so far.
— Based on the renders leaked so far, we are looking at a phone with an all-screen, bezel-less display with no notch or punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. Instead, the Oppo Reno will get a unique pop-up selfie camera. The rear panel is likely made up glass and Oppo may launch the device in gradient colours, which wouldn’t be surprising. It seems the top-end variant of the Reno phone will come with triple cameras, while the more affordable version will offer dual cameras.
— If recent renders are true, the Oppo Reno will have a very unique-looking pop-up selfie camera that sees the mechanism rise at an angle. The selfie camera kind of peeps out from the right side, sort of like a Swiss army knife.
— As of now, we are aware of two versions of the Oppo Reno phones. The first one will be a mid-range variant with a Snapdragon 710 chipset. This variant was recently spotted on TENAA, but Oppo’s VP has confirmed a Snapdragon 855-powered version as well. Both the variants are expected to come with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.
— As per the listing on TENAA, the Oppo Reno will sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a FHD+ (2340×1080) resolution. The Oppo Reno will also come with an in-display fingerprint sensor as renders show no sign of a physical sensor.
— The Snapdragon 710-powered Oppo Reno is said to come with dual cameras on the back that will include a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. The pop-up selfie camera will come with a 16MP camera. The high-end Oppo Reno phone is tipped to come with triple cameras that could include a 10x Periscope zoom camera that Oppo showcased at MWC 2019 last month.
— The mid-range Oppo Reno will house a 3,680mAh battery, while the premium Reno may get a larger 4,065mAh capacity. The flagship Reno is also said to come with 50W fast charging support. All versions of the Reno phone will ship with Android Pie out of the box with ColorOS or a version of ColorOS designed for the Reno sub-brand. The handset will measure 156.6×74.3x9mm and weigh 185 grams.
— Oppo VP Brian Shen has confirmed that the top-end flagship Reno phone will have a copper tube and liquid cooling, while the Snapdragon 710 variant will get a graphite sheet.
— So far, it seems Oppo is planning to launch two models of the Reno phone – a Pro model with Snapdragon 855 SoC and a Lite version with Snapdragon 710. There is still no word yet on the pricing. The Oppo Reno will go official on April 10 in China and there is no word yet on its global availability.