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OPPO launches a smartphone called the Reno8 Lite 5G in Europe

The Reno8 Lite 5G. (Source: OPPO)
The Reno8 Lite 5G. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has announced the Reno8 Lite as its latest Android smartphone available to the Spanish market. It has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display (albeit one with a standard 60Hz refresh rate) and 5G (thanks to an entry-level Qualcomm processor). One might thus wonder why the OEM did not debut this budget model of its new mid-range series in other markets, but there is a good reason for that.

OPPO has announced a new member of the Reno8 series. Then again, this particular Android phone is sometimes worlds away in terms of specs compared to the shiny new internals of the rest of its line. It has a Snapdragon 695 SoC, for example, rather than the 7 Gen 1 that has debuted in the vanilla 8.

Similarly, its FHD+ display and 64+2+2MP rear cameras could be said to be falling behind, even in its sector, by now. On the other hand, it does at least have the Reno series' actively glowing accents for said cameras.

The ColorOS 12-powered 8 Lite 5G also shares a flat-edged design with its up-to-date peers. Its chassis also exhibits a 3.5mm jack to boot. Alternatively, it also supports Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and USB type-C, although the latter is there for 33W charging, rather than the more cutting-edge 80W tech of other Reno8 models.

However, at €429 (~US$460), for an 8GB/128GB SKU, it might still come across as a little pricey for its specs - especially as it has already been available as the Reno7 Lite 5G in Hungary prior to this, not to mention as the F21 Pro 5G in India. A global Reno8-series launch just might still be on the cards; hopefully, this rebrand is not what it amounts to in 2022.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06- 5 (Update: 2022-06- 5)