Late last month, leaked photos of the Oppo Reno surfaced and spoiled the surprise, showing a very odd pop-up selfie camera.
Now, Oppo officially announced their next flagship and yes, the pizza slice / shark fin-looking camera is real.
As we pointed out when the leaked images appeared, while Oppo might be the only one using this shape, it makes a lot of sense. The design allowed them to also house a speaker and the front-facing flash, not to mention the fact that it looks a lot more sturdy than other pop-up cameras (like the one on the Oppo Find X).
What’s notable is that the Oppo Reno is available in two models, the regular one and the Oppo Reno 10x zoom edition, available in flashy colors like “nebula purple” or “fog sea green”.
Oppo didn’t mention 3D-face unlock but, in terms of authentication, it did focus on the fact that the in-display fingerprint sensor got an upgrade, making it 28.5 percent faster than the last.
As for the specs, it’s obvious that the Oppo Reno will have some serious power to match that special camera.
The battery is a generous 4,065 mAh, more than enough to power the 6.6-inch FulHD+ display.
With the flagship Snapdragon 855 paired with either 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage, the Oppo Reno 10x can hold its own against any 2019 high-end smartphone.
The rear triple camera setup combines a 48 MP with f/1.7 aperture, a 13 MP telephoto sensor with f/3,0 aperture, and an 8 M ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, promising a 10x lossless zoom.
The front camera is a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The basic Oppo Reno model will instead bring a smaller, 6.4-inch OLED display and the Snapdragon 710 processor. The cameras themselves won’t offer the 10x zoom as well.
Chinese buyers will be able to get the Reno 10x Zoom edition next month.
The 6GB + 128GB variant will be $595, the 6GB + 256GB variant will cost $670, and the 8GB+256GB variant will be priced at around $714.