Oppo Reno pop up sharkfin camera back

Update, May 28, 2019 (5:00AM ET): The Oppo Reno and Reno 10x Zoom Edition have now been launched in India as well. The former is priced at 32,990 rupees (~$474) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. Meanwhile, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition is priced at between 39,990 rupees (~$575) and 49,990 rupees (~$720) for the 6GB RAM / 128GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage variants.

The phone goes on sale in India starting June 7 and while both the devices will be available across retail channels, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will be exclusive to Flipkart. The standard Oppo Reno will be exclusive to Amazon for online sales.

Original article, April 24, 2019 (9:55AM ET): Two weeks after its Chinese launch, the Oppo Reno has been officially announced for global markets. Besides the two versions already detailed at the Chinese launch – the regular version and the 10x Zoom version – there’s also a third variant, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 5G.

The standout feature of the Reno is the 10x periscope zoom, with its characteristic “sharkfin” pop-up camera, but don’t expect to see it in future Reno series devices. This is because the Reno series is an evolution of the mid-range R series and the 10x tech will ultimately be absorbed by the premium Find series in Oppo’s lineup. So if you’re into the feature and don’t want to pay Find prices for it, now is the time to buy the Oppo Reno.

Let’s talk similarities and differences so you know which version is right for you.

Oppo Reno camera

All three versions of the Oppo Reno camera rely on a 48MP Sony IMX586 1/2-inch sensor and f/1.7 lens as the primary shooter. The two Zoom variants back that up with a 13MP periscope 10x hybrid zoom camera at f/3.0 as well as an 8MP ultra-wide shooter with 120-degree field of view. In terms of layout, the 48MP is up top, the wide-angle is in the middle and the zoom is at the bottom. The regular Oppo Reno camera has the 48MP main sensor paired with a 5MP secondary camera. If you want to see some camera samples, check out our Oppo Reno hands on.

Dual OIS
Ultra Night Mode 2.0
4K video at 60fps
Dazzle Color Mode
16MP f/2.0 selfie camera
“Pivot Rising” camera

Oppo Reno home screen

Oppo Reno display

Another noticeable difference between variants is screen size. The regular Reno has a 6.4-inch OLED panel while the two 10x versions bump that up to a 6.6-inch OLED. Barring the differences in size and pixel density, all other things are equal.

Full HD+ resolution (2,340×1,080)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Notchless “panoramic” screen
93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio
In-display fingerprint scanner
19.5:9 aspect ratio

Oppo Reno specs

Beyond the 10x zoom and larger screen, the Oppo Reno specs sheet is also more impressive on the Zoom variants than the regular Reno. It’s pretty clear here that the regular Reno is very much an R series device while the 10x Zoom versions are almost Find series products. Here are the differences in specs you can expect between the three versions:

Oppo Reno
10x Zoom/10x Zoom 5G
Snapdragon 710
Snapdragon 855
6/8GB RAM
8GB RAM
128/256GB storage
256GB storage
3,765mAh battery
4,065mAh battery
3.5mm headphone port
No 3.5mm headphone port

All three versions use USB-C and VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology, dual-frequency GPS (L1+L5), NFC and Bluetooth 5. For gamers, there’s HyperBoost 2.0 gaming mode, Games Assistant, Game Shock haptics, and three different heat dissipation methods (graphite sheets, copper pipe cooling, and thermal conductive grease paste). All units run ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. As soon as final global specs sheet is available, we’ll add it here.

Editor's Pick

For more detailed information on Oppo Reno performance and build quality, check out our hands on. The unit we got time with was a pre-release version with non-final software, so stay tuned for our full Oppo Reno review once a final production unit becomes available.

Oppo Reno triple camera array

Oppo Reno price

The Oppo Reno price and availability details are as follows:

  • Oppo Reno: 6GB+128GB – 499 euros; 6GB+256GB – TBC; 8GB+256GB – TBC on May 10
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom: 8GB+256GB – 799 euros in early June
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom 5G: 8GB+256GB – 899 euros in May

If you’re interested in Chinese availability, the Reno starts at 2,999 yuan (~$447) for the 6GB+128GB model, 3,299 yuan (~$491) for the 6GB/256GB variant, and 3,599 yuan (~$536) for the 8GB/256GB option.  The 10x zoom version will be available at a starting price of 3,999 yuan (~$595) for the 6GB/128GB version, 4,499 yuan (~$670) for the 6GB/256GB model and 4,799 yuan (~$714) for the 8GB/256GB variant.

Oppo Reno price in India

Looking to buy the Oppo Reno in India? Both the Reno and the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition have now been launched in the country and the pricing details are as follows:

  • Oppo Reno: 8GB+128GB – 32,999 rupees (~$475), exclusive to Amazon and offline
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom: 6GB+128GB – 39,999 rupees (~$575), exclusive to Flipkart and offline
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom: 8GB+256GB – 49,999 rupees (~$720), available across sales channels

Will you be looking to pick up an Oppo Reno? Or do the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro interest you more? Let us know.

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