Update 1 (April 1st at 11:30 AM): High-quality press renders of the upcoming OPPO Reno have also leaked on the web today, courtesy of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com. The renders show the device features a dual-camera setup at the rear, which suggests it may be the Lite version that has been listed online by the retail giant. The smartphone will be available in four gradient color options: Purple, Green, Black, and Pink Gold.
OPPO’s new Reno line of smartphones will finally debut in China next week. Ahead of the launch event next week, registrations for the smartphone went live in OPPO’s home market today. According to recent reports, OPPO may launch as many as five variants of OPPO Reno – Pro, Plus, Lite, Zoom, and Youth. The ‘Lite’ variant of the smartphone was certified by TENAA last week.
OPPO Reno Registrations Open in China
Consumers interested in the upcoming OPPO Reno can now register their interest on OPPO’s Chinese website. While availability information has not been revealed yet, we expect the OPPO Reno to go on sale soon after its launch on April 10. Apart from China, the Reno line is expected to make its way to several other markets as well.
Those who book the OPPO Reno on the company’s online store till April 18th will be eligible to receive additional subsidies up to 500 yuan. Apart from subsidies, OPPO is offering some attractive exchange offers as well. Consumers who purchase the OPPO Reno from April 19 to April 21 will get a one-year screen damage insurance worth 129 yuan.
According to Chinese media outlets, Reno will be available in only two versions. The flagship OPPO Reno version is said to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, while the more affordable version will feature a Snapdragon 710 chipset instead. In terms of optics, the flagship version will have a triple-camera setup with OPPO’s 10x hybrid optical zoom technology. The smartphone will have a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, super wide-angle snapper with a 120-degree field-of-view, and a telephoto module. On the other hand, the standard Reno version will have dual rear cameras without the hybrid zoom technology.
In terms of design, the OPPO Reno series will reportedly arrive with a front and rear non-porous design. The smartphone will have a screen-to-body ratio of 93.1% and is expected to utilize a Dynamic AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. Some of the other confirmed features of the flagship version include a 4065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology, Dolby Atmos, and ColorOS 6.0 software.
OPPO Reno DC Dimming Feature Shown Off
Meanwhile, OPPO Vice President Shen Yiren Brian has posted a video on his Weibo page showing the Reno’s DC dimming feature. Thanks to DC dimming, the OPPO Reno will have much lower screen flicker at low brightness levels compared to other flagship smartphones with an OLED display. The Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone launched last month also uses Full DC dimming instead of PWM to avoid the screen flicker issue.