Oppo Reno8 series unveiled, Pro model pioneers SD 7 Gen 1
After several leak-filled weeks, Oppo finally unveiled its three-strong Reno8 series of smartphones. Reno8 brings MediaTek’s Dimensity 1300 chipset and 80W charging, the Pro model debuts Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset while the Pro+ gets a Dimensity 8100 Plus.
All three phones pack AMOLED displays, 50МP main cams and 4,500 mAh batteries with 80W SuperVOOC flash charging support though the Pro variants add some nifty camera additions and Oppo’s in-house MariSilicon X NPU found in the flagship Oppo Find X5 Pro.
The top-dog Reno8 Pro+ gets a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED with a punch-hole cutout for its 32MP selfie cam. The front shooter also brings autofocus capabilities - a Pro+ exclusive feature. Another cosmetic exclusivity here are the thin bezels - Reno8 Pro+ has 2.37mm top and bottom bezels while the side ones measure in at just 1.4mm, which Oppo claims are the thinnest on any of its Reno phones to date.
Oppo went with the Dimensity 8100 Max paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The back houses the same 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor (1/1.56”, 1.0 µm) as the Find X5 Pro alongside Oppo’s in-house MariSilicon X NPU, which promises better AI noise reduction and 4K Ultra Night Video. The second cam on the back is an 8MP ultrawide snapper while the third is a 2MP macro shooter.
ColorOS 12.1 on top of Android 12 covers the software front while the 4,500 mAh battery comes with 80W SuperVOOC charging.
Oppo Reno8 Pro+ comes in grey, black and green colors. The baseline 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model retails for CNY 3,699 ($556) while the 12/256GB trim goes for CNY 3,999 ($600).
Open sales in China start on June 1.
Oppo Reno8 Pro is the first commercially announced phone with Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. The new 7 series SoC is built on a 4nm process with Kryo CPU cluster clocked at up to 2.4Ghz alongside the Adreno 662 GPU. Oppo is also bringing its Mari X Silicon NPU and the same 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor, 8MP ultrawide snapper and 2MP macro cams like on the Reno8 Pro+ model.
Elsewhere, Reno8 Pro dials back to a 6.62-inch AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and also boasts a 32MP selfie cam though without AF. The rest of the specs include ColorOS 12.1 with Android 12 as well as a 4,500 mAh battery with 80W SuperVOOC charging.
Reno8 Pro comes in blue, black and gradient colors with a CNY 2,999 ($448) base price for the 8/128GB model. There are 8/256GB CNY 3,199 ($477) and 12/256GB CNY 3,499 ($525) trims available too. Open sales in China start on June 11.
The most affordable entry is the Reno8 which starts at CNY 2,499 ($375) for the 8/128GB version and goes up to CNY 2,999 ($) for the 12/256 GB model. You get a 90Hz AMOLED measuring 6.43 inches. The back houses a 50MP MP main shooter alongside a 2MP monochrome sensor and a 2MP macro cam.
MediaTek’s Dimensity 1300 chipset sits at the helm. The rest of the spec sheet includes a 4,500 mAh battery with 80W charging and Color OS12.1 on the software side. Reno8 is set to go on open sale from June 1.
- 29 May 2022
Why did the Reno8 Pro+ get a MariSilicon while the Find X5 Pro (MTK) didn't?
- 25 May 2022
And then they'll forget software updates. Nah, I'm good.
- 24 May 2022
Oppo and Vivo always have premium prices :)