Oppo has unveiled a 4G version of the latest smartphone under its Reno lineup — the Oppo Reno8 4G. The smartphone has been launched in Indonesia yesterday, and at the time of writing, it is unclear if the smartphone would make its way to India as well. Oppo has already launched its 5G version, aptly named the Oppo Reno8 5G, in India, which is already on sale here as well.
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Oppo Reno8 4G: Pricing and Availability
As stated above, the Oppo Reno8 4G smartphone is available only in Indonesia right now. The smartphone is presently on preorders there, and open sale is tipped to start from Friday, August 26. The device is available in one variant — with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, for IDR 4,999,000 (around Rs 27,000).
In comparison, the Oppo Reno8 5G costs Rs 29,999 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G SoC, along with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The device also features up to 5GB of virtual RAM, while the storage size can be expanded with a microSD card.
Up front, is a 6.43-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. A drill-hole slot to the top-left of the smartphone houses a 32MP front camera. To the rear, the smartphone features the same minimalist design that we liked in our review of the Reno8 5G smartphone. The camera module houses a 64MP primary rear camera, along with two 2MP cameras for depth and monochrome additions.
The device also has a 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and runs on Android 12 with Oppo’s latest edition of ColorOS custom interface on top. The fingerprint sensor is housed to the side, integrated with the power button. The smartphone interestingly retains a 3.5mm audio port, which has become increasingly elusive of late.
The Oppo Reno8 4G measures 7.66mm and 182 grams, in terms of its dimensions.
The device marks an increasingly fewer number of 4G phone launches — a factor that is not only fuelled by the advent of 5G services around the world. Globally, the supply chain crisis has hit the 4G chipsets the hardest, as a result of which there have been fewer affordable smartphone launches with 4G connectivity.
This, according to market research firm IDC India, has pushed up the average selling price of a smartphone in India. According to the company’s latest quarterly smartphone tracker, the average price of a smartphone in the country has increased from around Rs 16,500 a year ago, to Rs 20,000 in Q2 this year.