Rumor | OPPO will launch the Reno6 Z 5G smartphone soon
OPPO has already introduced the latest variants of its premium mid-range Reno smartphone series as successors to the 5, 5 Pro and 5 Pro+. However, there are now rumors that these 2021 devices will soon be joined by a new Z variant. By the sounds of its specs, it may contain some compromises compared to the existing vanilla variant, and will thus turn out as a new and more affordable 5G option.
Rumors of this OPPO Reno6 Z 5G kicked off with a tweet from the leaker Abhishek Yadav purporting to outline its specs in full. Apparently, the phone will get the vanilla 6's 6.43-inch AMOLED display, albeit with a standard 60Hz refresh rate.
Then again, it may also launch with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, ColorOS based on Android 11 and a 4310mAh battery with a fairly decent 30W charging rate.
The appearance of a new device on Geekbench has since given rise to speculation that it is the Reno6 Z 5G as described. It has might be one of OPPO's 'international' model numbers (CPH2237https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/8741742), and certainly has a lot of the same specs as outlined by Yadav, and also suggests that the upcoming phone will have a MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor, whereas the 6 gets a newer Dimensity 900 platform.
Earlier Reno Z variants have been released as phones that focus on camera abilities; however, with a rumored 64MP (main)/8MP (ultra-wide)/2MP (macro) set-up, there is nothing special about the projected 6 Z 5G's specs in this domain, in all honesty.
Therefore, should these tips really line up as hypothesized, this device might launch soon as a budget alternative to the Reno6. Accordingly, it might debut somewhere under the ~US$440 mark, and, furthermore, do so in markets besides OPPO's native China soon enough.