Oppo has unveiled its first 5G smartphone, the OPPO Reno. Everyone was eager to see the side-swinging, shark-fin front facing camera. Inside the fin is the 16MP front-facing camera with flash, earpiece, rear flash and more. Flipping out only 11 degrees in 0.8 seconds OPPO say that the sliding is elegant with a great design sense.
Oppo first introduced the pop-up concept to its phones with the Find X in 2018. It would slide up from the device in a straight, horizontal fashion. But the Reno has tweaked its offering with an angled pop-up display. For those worried about dropping the phone while the fin is out the Reno has an “intelligent drop protection” that will close the lens if it feels the phone being dropped.
Oppo Reno Specification
The Oppo Reno features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage, 3,765mAh battery and an in-display optical fingerprint scanner.
The triple-camera setup includes a 48MP main camera, 8MP super wide 120-degree camera and a 13MP periscopic zoom camera.
The combined focal length of the lenses is 16mm - 160mm which equates to 10x hybrid zoom.
The 10x edition will record video at 4K 60fps and includes hybrid stabilisation, 3D audio capture and audio zoom.
The display on the Pro version is a decent 6.6-inch display with, as already known, 93.1 screen to body ratio. The chin bezel is just 3.5mm on the pro and 3.4mm on the standard Reno which arrives with a 6.4-inch display. The displays are 2nd gen AMOLED displays protected by Gorilla Glass 6.
Under the display is the optical in-display fingerprint sensor with the unlocking speed increased by nearly a third at 28.5%.
What else do you get?
Other things you get are an NFC chip, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-c dual frequency GPS, Hi-Res Dolby audio speakers, HDR support, the new Game Boost 2.0 which includes touch boost and frame boost acceleration, thermal gel, graphite sheet and copper tube liquid cooling and an ability to monitor 4G and Wi-Fi congestion in real time to control better network connection and speeds.
The phone will be available in four colours, black night, misty sea green, mist powder (pink) and a nebula purple.
The phone was slated to be available in Australia in May, remains to be seen if Oppo sticks to their plan and if the Reno becomes the first 5G phone in Australia ahead of Samsung’s 5G phone.