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OPPO introduces another member of the Reno5 smartphone family with a newer chipset

The Reno5 K 5G. (Source: OPPO)
The Reno5 K 5G. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has unexpectedly launched the Reno5 K 5G in China. This phone might sound familiar, as it is effectively a pre-existing device with a new SoC: the Snapdragon 750G. Therefore, it might be a more affordable variant, although it still packs all the best features of its series, 90Hz display and 65W charging included.

Update: OPPO has now revealed the pricing for this new Reno5 variant. The K 5G starts at 2,699 yuan (~US$415) for an 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage base-model, or 2,999 yuan (~$460) for its 12GB/256GB top-end SKU. It is on sale from now on platforms such as JD or Tmall in China.

OPPO has just introduced a new phone onto the Chinese mobile market. This 2021 mid-ranger has a 6.43-inch FHD+ display that is both AMOLED and 90Hz, quad rear cameras with a 64MP main shooter, 65W SuperVOOC charging, 8 to 12GB of RAM and distinctive "Glow"-themed branding.

Therefore, some enthusiasts might be forgiven for thinking the OEM has somehow had a huge internal mishap and has somehow launched the Reno5 all over again. However, it now has a new version called the Reno5 K 5G. The 2 phones only really differ in one important respect: the refresh has a Snapdragon 750G platform as opposed to the older 765G.

Otherwise, the K 5G also gets new colorways, a markedly greenish Breezy Blue included. Then again, OPPO has chosen to hold its audience in suspense as to its price until a later date. This, not to mention the new SoC chosen, suggests it will come in for less than the original Reno5 5G to start off with. This might be great for new customers, but could put some existing owners' noses out of joint.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-25 (Update: 2021-03- 7)