Oppo appears to be kicking off 2021 with a brand new Reno 5 series. This is Oppo’s new premium mid-range lineup which succeeds the current Oppo Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro.
Ahead of its official announcement, Oppo Malaysia has dropped couple of photos to showcase the new Reno 5. The device will come in two colour options – Galactic Silver and Starry Black.
According to Oppo, the Galactic Silver device uses their new Diamond Spectrum process which gives it a matte finish with a slight touch of glitter. As shown in the pictures above, the back panel appears to shift colours depending on the angle.
If you prefer a more stealthy look, there’s a Starry Black version that uses an acrylic panel. According to Oppo, it has a rainbow illuminating effect when you shine a light onto it.
At the time of writing, it isn’t clear if Malaysia will receive the same version as the Chinese market. With the Oppo Reno 4 series, the China market model offer 5G but for the global markets including Malaysia, we got the LTE version that runs on Snapdragon 720G processor.
The Oppo Reno 5 series was recently launched in China with a total of 3 models. The top-of-the-line Reno 5 Pro+ gets a Snapdragon 865 processor and the Reno 5 Pro is running on a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chip. Meanwhile, the standard Reno 5 gets a Snapdragon 765G processor which also supports 5G.
In the camera department, both the Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro feature a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and two 2MP cameras for depth and macro.
The Pro+ gets a more comprehensive flagship camera setup with a 50MP main camera, a 13MP telephoto camera, 16MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro camera. On top of that, the main and telephoto cameras also get optical image stabilisation.
All 3 phones offer an OLED display with Full HD+ resolution that pushes a refresh rate of 90Hz. The Reno 5 gets a 6.43″ screen while the larger duo gets a 6.55″ display. In terms of battery, the Reno 5 has a 4,300mAh unit while Pro model gets a slightly larger 4,350mAh capacity. The top of the line model gets a 4,500mAh battery. All Reno 5 models also support 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging via USB-C.
The new devices are expected to launch in January 2021 as both devices with the model number CPH2145 and CPH2201 have already passed Malaysia’s SIRIM certification. From the listing, the Reno 5 and Reno 5 Pro will support 5G bands including 700MHz, 3500MHz and 3700MHz.