Oppo Reno Flagship 5G Flagship Phone Dazzles With 5x Zoom, Crazy Pop-Up Cam
Forget about recent leaks detailing Oppo's new Reno smartphone. The Chinese smartphone maker has now officially revealed its newest flagship phone, of which there are two versions initially—the 10X Zoom Edition and a Standard Edition model. There will also be a 5G model later on down the line. While similar overall, the 10X Zoom Edition is the higher-end model of the two that are immediately available.
The 10X Zoom Edition sports a 6.6-inch display with a 2340x1080 resolution powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with an Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It also has 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage, which users can expand by way of a microSD card slot.
The Standard Edition model is a little smaller with a 6.4-inch display with the same resolution, powered by a lower end Snapdragon 710 processor and Adreno 616 graphics. Like its bigger brother, it comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage, but lacks a microSD card slot.
Both models feature a full-front display with a built-in fingerprint sensor. There is no bezel or notch to be found, nor is there a punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera as found on Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones. Instead, Oppo opted for a motorized pop-up camera—a 16-megapixel sensor is tucked inside and lifts up out of the phone for taking selfies.
Around back, the 10X Zoom Edition sports a triple camera arrangement consisting of a primary 48MP sensor, a 13MP periscope zoom lens, and an 8MP wide angle lens. Oppo is advertising a hybrid zoom system, which indicates that the 10X zoom is partially optical and partially digital.
On the Standard Edition model, there are two rear cameras, one with a 48MP sensor and the other with a 5MP sensor.
Oppo has released the Reno 10X Zoom Edition and Reno Standard Edition phones only in China. Pricing starts at 3,999 yuan (around $600 in US currency) for the 10X Zoom Edition and 2,999 yuan (~$450) for the Standard Edition. It's not clear when or if these devices will launch in other parts of the world, and in the US specifically.