The Oppo Reno brings an innovative pivot-rising camera with 10x zoom

The Oppo Reno brings an innovative pivot-rising camera with 10x zoom
The wedge is here. With the unveiling today of the Oppo Reno, we got to see the latest attempt by a manufacturer to replace the notch. The ultimate goal, of course, is to give the consumer a device that carries a high-screen-to-body ratio. The wedge is motorized and contains the front-facing selfie camera and the flash for both front and back cameras. There are two versions of the device, which we get to in a moment.

The standard version of the Oppo Reno sports a 6.4-inch OLED display carrying a 1080p FHD+ resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. The device carries 6GB or 8GB of memory. The microSD slot offers as much as 256GB of additional storage, and the handset comes with a dual-camera setup (48MP + 5MP depth sensor) on back. A 5x hybrid zoom is available. The selfie snapper that resides on the wedge weighs in at 16MP, and the lights are kept on by the 3765mAh battery that is included with the phone. The battery can be rapidly charged at 18W.

For those looking for a wedge phone with higher-end specs, Oppo is offering the Reno 10x Zoom Edition. This model features a 6.6-inch OLED panel with a 1080p FHD+ resolution and is equipped with Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform under the hood. 6 or 8GB of memory is inside, and this unit comes with the same capacity microSD slot as found on the standard model.

This version of the Reno sports a triple-camera setup (48MP primary + 8MP super wide-angle + 13MP periscopic zoom) that together offers 10x hybrid zoom and OSI. The 16MP front-facing selfie camera appears on the pop-up wedge. Speaking of the wedge, it allows the Reno to feature a screen-to-body-ratio of 93.1%. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Edition comes with a larger 4,065mAh battery, which uses VOOC 3.0 to charge 23.8% faster than the previous version of the rapid charging system. The phone also features an in-display fingerprint scanner


The wedge has been designed to last over five years as long as you open it no more than 100 times a day. And thanks to a sensor built into the phone, if the device should fall with the wedge open, the part will automatically close right away. That's a feature that could be used to protect other parts of a phone, including the screen, in the future.

A 5G version of the Oppo Reno will be launched next month


The standard Oppo Reno is offered in Pink, Gradient Purple, Black, and Blue, and is priced at the equivalent of $450 USD for the model with 6GB memory and 128GB of storage. The Reno 10x Zoom Edition is available in Gradient Blue and Black and costs the equivalent of $600 USD for the version carrying 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The unit equipped with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage will run you about $710 USD based on today's foreign exchange rates. More information about pricing will be revealed on April 24th at the Reno's European unveiling in Zurich.


Meanwhile, there will be a 5G version of the Oppo Reno. The device was used by carrier Swisscom today to show off its 5G network and hit a peak download speed of 1.86Gbps. The device will be offered next month by Swisscom, priced at the equivalent of $1,000 USD. Based on the Reno 10x Zoom Edition, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and is equipped with a 4065mAh battery.

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11 Comments

1. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Next Gen phone. As always China leading the charge. Americans might get their iPhones with a fast charger brick in a few years if lucky

3. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

But but but the ecosystem :D

4. toukale

Posts: 664; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Wake me up when those Chinese OEM’s are not using an American OS and apps platform.

6. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Yes the land of the boring and the sheep. No innovation. Only nickel and diming is where the focus for most companies operating in America.

8. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Android is an open source platform and was built worldwide, Google just maintains the system and develops it's it's own apps on top of it. I will give you the apps platform but most of the apps are developed worldwide, it's just that Google hosts the platform to distribute them. Don't forget all these Chinese OEM's manage just fine in the worlds largest smartphone market where American software is almost none existant.

9. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You dodge international intellectual property rights, your manufacturers don't like paying royalties to the western inventors, you always reverse engineer the ideas of the west and claim them as your own, your designers even copy apple's ios design for years without admitting it. Of course, american software is non-existent in your country, why should the world be even surprised?

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right, they must reverse engineer US phones to get that 10x lens, and no notch screen.. /s

2. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The Chinese are on fire!!

5. rsiders

Posts: 1990; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The only place I want a wedge is in a lemon not on a phone.lol These OEMs are getting creative though.

7. matistight

Posts: 1008; Member since: May 13, 2009

This just means the OnePlus 7 will be slightly better than the Reno 10x!

11. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

That would be a great thing

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