Oppo Reno is official with 10x hybrid zoom and pop-up front camera

Alfred Osborne
April 10, 2019

The Oppo Reno, which is the company's first real flagship since the Find X past year, comes in two versions - a standard version and the Reno 10x Zoom Edition - the 10X Zoom Edition being the more premium of the two featuring a Snapdragon 855 SoC and a superior set of camera optics.

The Oppo Reno phone (or series of phones) is set to launch later in April, and we've started to see teases from Oppo and leaks from other sources as to what we can expect from the phone (or phones - more on that later).

As expected the phone will arrive in four colours "taken from nature", black night, misty sea green, mist powder (pink) and a nebula purple with the glass finished with a matte finish under the glass giving the colours a softer look.

Comes standard with an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Reno 10x Zoom also comes with a slightly larger display at 6.65-inch as compared to the standard Reno which is equipped with 6.4-inch display although both devices utilize Full HD AMOLED panels. The display is TÜV Rheinland certified and boasts a 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio. There are two variants of the smartphone, one powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC and the other powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 710 SoC.

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The 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM is priced at RMB2999 (~RM1823), RMB3299 (~RM2016) for the 6GB+256GB configuration, and RMB3599 (~RM2199) for the 8GB RAM + 256ROM.

If you're thinking that sounds very similar to the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, with its 5x optical zoom camera, you'd be dead right. The latter sure comes as a disappointment and I would've preferred an ultra wide-angle secondary lens. Inside the fin is the 16MP front facing camera with flash, earpiece, rear flash and more. There's no Face ID-like facial recognition tech onboard.

The standard model is a touch smaller at 6.4 inches, and delivers a Snapdragon 710 chipset, a 3,765mAh battery, and 4K/30fps support. Both devices can be obtained with RAM of up to 8GB of RAM and maximum internal storage of 256GB. In the photography department, you get triple rear cameras - a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a third 13-megapixel periscope style 10X zoom lens. Together, these three rear cameras cover an equivalent focal length ranging from 16mm to 160mm, thus offering 10x hybrid zoom. The company will be introducing the 5G Spark Program in China where it will select 200 OPPO users to test out the company's first 5G smartphone before the commercial launch. Connectivity features include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, Dolby Atmos support, Game Boost 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack.

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