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Oppo Reno 10x Zoom goes global alongside the vanilla Reno and the Reno 5G

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First showcased in the MWC 2019, the periscope-style 10x zooming feature debuted through the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition. The device was launched a couple of weeks back in China. With already making a mark in the home nation, Oppo traveled overseas and announced to launch the device in Europe as well. At an event in Zurich, Switzerland, Oppo announced to bring three products to Europe. Alongside the 10x Zoom Edition, the vanilla Reno and the Reno 5G will join the 10x Zoom edition in that expedition.

Oppo Reno

Talking about the specs, the regular Reno gets the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display enriched with Full-HD+ resolution. The screen on this device is capped with Gorilla Glass 6 to ensure protection during the accidental falls. The display on this device also comes with DCI-P3 color gamut.

On the performance side, the phone comes with Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6/8GB of RAM at its arsenal. The Reno comes in two formats on the storage side: one with 128GB of onboard memory, whereas the higher end flaunts a substantial 256GB. But sadly, it doesn’t have an SD card slot for the storage expansion.

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Talking about the camera, the device boasts a dual cam setup at the back. The setup looks wildly similar with the Oppo F11 Pro with 48MP primary camera and 5MP depth sensor. But it’s a completely different story on the front. The F11 Pro comes with a pop-up selfie camera in a rectangular cartridge. But on the Oppo Reno, the cartridge of the pop-up selfie camera looks like a shark fin and hence the name shark fin pop-up selfie camera.

As far as the software is concerned, Oppo has included the Android Pie with Oppo’s custom skin ColorOS 6 on the top. A 3765mAh battery fuels the device, which comes with a 20-watt VOOC Flash Charge support. Surprisingly, Oppo has furnished a USB Type-C port for charging the device.

The handset comes with Under-display fingerprint scanner to ensure the security. And the good part is, they didn’t ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack to incorporate the hardware. Plus there is a Stereo speaker setup to please the audiophiles.

Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6 Protection
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) @ 19:5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 710
  • CPU: Octa-core (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360)
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB storage; No SD Card Slot
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera – (48MP, 1/2.25″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8um pixel size) + (5MP depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front camera: 16MP shark fin style pop-up selfie camera with LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3765mAh battery with 20-watt VOOC 3.0 fast charging

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition and Oppo Reno 5G

As cued by the name, the Reno 10x Zoom Edition comes with the optical hardware setup that can perform zooming up to 10x.

The device flaunts a camera triplet on its rear panel. Just like the vanilla version, the primary shooter here employs a 48MP sensor, which comes with an f/2.0 lens. The second one suits with an 8MP sensor and an ultra-wide-angle lens. The last one is a 13MP periscope-style camera, which is said to capture images with 10x zooming. But the hardware setup signifies that the device can perform optical zooming only up to 6x. 10x zooming can be achieved through hybrid zoom just like on the Huawei P30 Pro. Taking about the ultra-wide-angle lens, it can expand the view up to 0.6x. Both the primary and periscope camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to avoid jitters and shakes while recording videos.

oppo reno 5g edition

On the front, the camera hardware is the same. Just like the regular Reno variant, the 10x zoom features shark fin style pop-up selfie camera with a 16MP sensor.

The performance part is handled by Snapdragon 855 chipset. The handset comes with 8GB of RAM to complement the performance. Storage wise, the phone will be available with 256GB of onboard memory.

Display wise, the phone comes aboard with a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED panel. The screen enjoys Full-HD+ resolution with DCI-P3 color coverage to ensure better color accuracy. Underneath the display lies a fingerprint scanner, which handles the security part. As far as the battery goes, a 4065mAh cell delivers the power to keep the device awake. On the software part, users will get Android Pie (v9.0) with ColorOS 6 overlay.

The phone also comes with a stereo speaker setup but sadly, there is no 3.5mm headphone. Nonetheless, Oppo managed to incorporate Dolby Audio to enhance audio quality.

The Reno 5G is based on the 10x Zoom version. It comes with the 5G modem and support communication through 5G channels.

Specifications:

  • Display: 6-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 6 Protection
  • Resolution: Full HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels) @ 19:5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 855
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB storage; No SD Card Slot
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0
  • Rear Camera: Triple camera – (48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF, OIS) + (Periscope 13 MP, f/3.0, telephoto, 6x optical zoom, Laser/PDAF, OIS) + (8MP ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2), LED flash
  • Front camera: 16MP shark fin style pop-up selfie camera with LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4065mAh battery with 20-watt VOOC 3.0 fast charging

Price and Availability

For the outreach in the European nations, Oppo collaborated with carriers like Swisscom (Switzerland), EE (UK), SingTel (Singapore), Telstra and Optus (Australia). And with the pace, Oppo is approaching, the Reno 5G could likely be the first 5G phone to be available in Europe.

Different telecoms from various nations already started launching the 5G networks and some are on the quick verge of doing so. The Swisscom launched its 5G network in Zurich just two weeks back. EE will test its 5G network in June.

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On the price part, the vanilla Reno is a midrange phone tagged along with the starting price of €500. The phone will be available in countries like France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Poland starting from the 10th of May. The Reno 5G will also launch in these countries sometimes in May. But the standard 10x zoom Edition will take a while to hit the market. It is said to debut sometime in June on the aforementioned European nations.

Alongside the announcement of the devices, Oppo also proclaimed that it will provide International Warrant Service to the 10X Zoom and 5G variants. With this kind of service, users can repair their devices via authorized Oppo service center located in any country where Oppo has an official sales channel. There is no such facility for the regular Oppo Reno though.