OPPO’s latest Reno5 series is now live with two initial models. They are nearly identical with the chipset being the major difference; a mix of Snapdragon and Dimensity. The phones will run ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 out of the box.
The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset and is coming in 8/128GB and 12/256GB configurations. The phone is available for pre-order, starting at CNY3,400 ($520/€430). The higher memory option costs CNY 3,800.
The OPPO Reno5 5G features the Snapdragon 765G chipset, but comes with the same memory options, 8/128GB and 12/256GB. This one is also up on pre-order at a price of CNY 2,700 ($410/€340), CNY 3,000 for the extra RAM and storage.
The storage on both phones is UFS 2.1 with 2 lanes, RAM uses LPDDR4x chips – the Pro gets the faster RAM (3,733 MHz, 4x 16 bit) compared to the vanilla (2,133 MHz, 2x 16 bit).
The display is the other difference between the two devices. The Pro model is equipped with the larger 6.55” panel, while the other phone gets a 6.43” panel. Both are OLED displays with 1080p+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate (plus 180 Hz touch sampling rate), but the Pro display has higher brightness – 500 nits maximum vs. 430 nits.
As for optics, it is built around a 64MP main module with an f/1.7 aperture electronic image stabilization (EIS). It is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, plus two 2MP modules. Video recording is capped at 30 fps when shooting in 4K resolution on both phones. The selfie camera is embedded in a punch hole and has a 32MP sensor. It handles face unlock as an alternative to the in-display fingerprint reader.
The Reno5 series is equipped with 4,300 mAh batteries (16.64 Wh typical capacity). They support SuperVOOC 2.0 charging, meaning 65W peak speed. They can also use USB Power Delivery and QuickCharge chargers at 18W, reverse charging is supported as well. Charging is done over the USB-C port. which doubles as a headphone jack on the Pro phone. The Reno5 has an actual 3.5 mm jack. The Pro has more advanced wireless connectivity, including Wi-Fi 6 and and NFC (vs. Wi-Fi 5 and no NFC). Both phones have 5G connectivity, though only the first of the two SIM slots supports it. There’s no memory card slot.
The new models are available for pre-order in China from JD.com. We have no other information on the global launch for now.