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OPPO Reno now official with Snapdragon 855, 10x hybrid zoom, and shark fin pop-up selfie camera

OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition is the company's first true flagship. (Source: GSMArena)
OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition is the company's first true flagship. (Source: GSMArena)
OPPO has finally unveiled the new Reno line of smartphones at an event in China. The Reno lineup has two editions — a mid-range Reno and a flagship Reno 10x Zoom Edition. Both phones feature a shark fin-styled pop-up selfie camera and a 48 MP primary shooter. The Reno 10x Zoom Edition features an additional 10x optical zoom lens and is powered by the Snapdragon 855. The phones are set for a global unveil on April 24 in Zurich.

After numerous leaks and renders, OPPO has finally unveiled the Reno smartphone lineup at an event in Beijing, China. The Reno comes in two flavors — the mid-range Reno and a Reno 10x Zoom Edition. Although, we've seen some quite impressive OPPO devices such as the Find X and the R17 Pro, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition can be described as the first true flagship device for the Chinese smartphone major.

The standard Reno is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, 6 or 8 GB RAM, up to 256 GB of expandable onboard storage, and a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. A 3,765 mAh battery provides enough juice for the day and it can be topped up quickly thanks to the 18 W Super VOOC 3.0 fast charger. Since the display is devoid of any notch, OPPO has resorted to an unusual shark fin-styled pop-up 16 MP f/2.0 selfie cam. The primary shooter is a 48 MP f/1.7 sensor and is accompanied by a 5 MP depth sensor.

The Reno is available in Fog Sea Green, Mist Pink, Nebula Purple, and Extreme Night Black color variants with prices starting from ¥2,999 (US$446) for the 6 GB/128 GB version and goes up to ¥3,599 (US$536) for the 8 GB/256 GB variant.

The Reno 10x Zoom Edition OPPO's first flagship launch just ahead of the much anticipated Find Z. It sports an impressive spec sheet that includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, a true 10x optical zoom module, 6 or 8 GB RAM, and up to 256 GB of expandable onboard storage along with a 4,065 mAh battery. The Reno 10x Zoom Edition offers a slightly larger 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED notchless screen and a triple camera setup at the back comprised of a 48 MP f/1.7 primary shooter, an 8 MP f/2.2 wide-angle lens, and a new 13 MP f/3.0 periscope camera with 10x hybrid zoom. We look forward to testing this new camera to see how it fares in comparison with the Huawei P30 Pro.

Both phones have a similar selfie camera arrangement and run on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box. Given the distinct selfie camera module, it would have been useful if OPPO included a dedicated face unlock camera for authentication. Instead, the company chose to stick to in-display fingerprint sensors on both models.

Unlike the standard OPPO Reno, the Reno 10x Zoom Edition will be available in just Fog Sea Green and Extreme Black colors. Pricing starts at ¥3,999 (US$595) for the 6 GB/128 GB model and goes up to ¥4,799 (US$714) for the 8 GB/256 GB variant.

A global launch event is scheduled to take place on April 24th in Zurich, which should give us an idea about pricing for global markets such as India and Europe alongside information about a possible 5G variant.

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OPPO Reno. (Source: GSMArena)
OPPO Reno. (Source: GSMArena)
OPPO Reno color variants. (Source: GSMArena)
OPPO Reno color variants. (Source: GSMArena)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-04-11 (Update: 2019-04-12)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.