In a quest to remove bezels, we have seen manufacturers come up with extraordinary solutions. From notches (iPhone X) to punch hole displays (Galaxy S10) to pop up cameras (Vivo V15). All this, to somehow fit the front facing camera while giving you a bezel-less experience. However, you will now, see something new. OPPO’s newest attempt at a bezel-less smartphone. An unusual wedge-shaped pop-up selfie camera on the newly leaked upcoming smartphone “Reno”.
The company’s VP has confirmed Snapdragon 855 to be the choice of SoC in this one. Liquid cooling is also a feature here, alongside an in-display fingerprint sensor. This particular model will also feature a triple camera setup, with OPPO’s much anticipated 10x optical zoom. It will be a triple camera setup, which includes the Sony IMX586 48MP primary sensor.
Ohh! 5G is also expected to make a presence in one of the variants, with the Snapdragon X50 modem. Then, there is the Lamborghini edition of this phone, said to boast a staggering 12GB of RAM. Not anything new, but exciting nonetheless. All this on the high-end model, but all these are just leaks at this point. We are expecting multiple variants in this series.
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The next variant is, a mid-ranger, with the Snapdragon 710 SoC. It comes with Heat Conductor Gel and a Graphite sheet for heat dissipation. So, a hefty emphasis on cooling, which is not a bad thing. This is also the same variant that we suspect will get that unique pop-up camera module. I can’t quite explain it, so take a look at the video below, that should give you an idea.
Leaked case renders also reveal 3.5 mm headphone jack, speaker grill and USB Type C at the bottom. In-display fingerprint sensor remains uncertain for this one. This variant also has just two cameras at the back, and won’t feature 5G connectivity either. Finally, Android 9 will come pre-installed with either ColorOS 6 on top or whichever skin OPPO decides to put on top.
It should be interesting how Oppo prices these smartphones when they launch on April 10. By the looks of this, pop-up cameras can be the future. But personally, this design should not be the standard. I mean, I do kinda like them, but as for using a case on it, it is a bit impractical. So, do let us know your thoughts on this.