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OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G launches in India, packs a Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset

A whole lot of power, and an excellent design to boot.

Published onJanuary 18, 2021

OPPO Reno 5 Pro showing display in hand
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  • Oppo’s Reno 5 Pro brings the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset to India.
  • The phone launches in India on January 22 for Rs 35,990.

The OPPO Reno 5 Pro is launching in India, and it is the first phone to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus in the country.

OPPO is striking a middle ground with the spec sheet here, and while the phone brings high-end performance with the Dimensity 1000 Plus chipset and 8GB of RAM, it balances it out with a 6.5-inch 90Hz Full HD display instead of the 120Hz panels we’re starting to see in the segment.

On an imaging front, the phone packs standards like a 64MP primary camera paired up with an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, a 2MP macro camera as well as 2MP depth sensor. As is the case with OPPO phones, there is a keen focus on AI-enhanced video and selfies.

OPPO claims that its AI-powered video capture system can enable better portrait mode in videos, as well as more effective video stabilization.

Elsewhere, the phone packs a 4,350mAh battery that is paired up with 65W charging that should be able to top-off the phone in under a claimed 30 minutes.

OPPO Reno 5 Pro: Specs

OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G specs
6.5-inch Super AMOLED
FHD+ 2400 x 1080 at 402ppi
90Hz refresh rate
MediaTek Dimensity 1000+
65W charging
Wide-angle: 64MP - Ultra-wide: 8MP Macro: 2MP
Depth: 2MP

- 32MP
4G LTE support
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Operating System
Color OS 11.1
Android 11
In-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock
Astral Blue, Starry Black
Dimensions and weight
Thickness: 7.6mm
Weight: 173g

OPPO Reno 5 Pro: Price and availability

OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G will be available in two colors at launch — Astral Blue and Starry Black. The former looks particularly fetching with its combination of a subtle glitter and blue gradient.

The phone goes on sale for Rs 35,990 (~$491) starting January 22 when it will be available at Flipkart and offline retailers.

OPPO has a very interesting premium mid-range offering with the Reno 5 Pro 5G, but the lack of features like a 120Hz display and telephoto sensor might put it on the back foot compared to some of the other alternatives in India.

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