The first thing we do have to look at is this beautiful display. As you can see, we’ve got pretty much no bezels. It’s a 6.6 inch OLED display, with a full HD+ resolution, and it looks absolutely stunning. We’ve got great viewing angles, and around a 93.1% screen to body ratio, which is one of the highest screens to body ratios out there.
So when you go onto the front facing camera, this pops up. It’s kind of like a shark fin. Very interesting implementation Now this module rises automatically within 0.8 seconds, and it’s got a very smooth motion. It has a 16 MP front-facing camera.
with an F2.0 aperture, as well as portrait mode 2.0. Now as well as maximizing that screen to body ratio.
Another advantage of having a module like this is privacy. So, you always know when the front-facing camera is active. Of course, we install lots of different apps these days. Some of those apps require permissions to your cameras, and when you’re kind of flicking through you might not even see that. With the Oppo Reno, that’s always going to be hidden. The front facing camera is always going to be hidden unless you physically want to use it. So that’s definitely an advantage.
Now for durability, this pivot rising camera module has been tested over 200,000 times. And it can also detect the state of the phone. So, if the phone is dropped, then it’s going to automatically retract. So I’m going to take Oppo’s word for it.
Now if we move over onto the back, you’ll see that this module also has a flash, and then we’ve got a triple rear-facing camera setup. Now this consists of a primary 48 MP camera, with an F1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, and has a very large sensor size. But in addition to that, you also have an ultra wide camera.which is 8 megapixels. This is something that I do really like. It lets you get in so much more into your shots. And finally, we have a 13 MP telephoto camera with optical image stabilization. And this is going to give you up to 10x hybrid zoom. Now what’s really impressive is that even though we’ve got such a high level of zoom, there is no camera bump. The cameras are flushed against the back, and this is something that I really do like. It’s achieved using periscope technology, so there’s an actual mirror within the device which takes the camera signal and go vertical, rather than horizontal.
In addition to that flat camera module, you’ll also get this really nice gradient finish here at the back which looks very slick. And then we’ve got a two-tone glass finish here at the back. So we’ve got glossy glass in the middle, and then we’ve got this mist glass around the device which gives it a very unique look. I’ve got the oceanic green version here. There is also a jet-black version available. And it is 3D gorilla glass 6, so the edges and the back are actually curved in which makes this a lot more comfortable to hold.
Now taking a further look around the device, we do have an in-display fingerprint scanner which works really really well. Super super fast.
And even though we’ve got such a high screen to body ratio, we still do have stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. One is here in the earpiece, and one is bottom firing. As well as that at the bottom, we do have a USB Type-C port.
And then we’ve got a SIM card tray. Now what’s interesting about this SIM card tray is that you can have either two SIM cards, or you can have one SIM card, and one SD card. So you can expand the storage on here which is great, but you can get up to 256 GB of storage internally, which means you probably won’t even need to use that SD card slot, but it’s definitely nice to have.
On the right-hand side, there’s the power button, and on the left-hand side, we’ve got some volume buttons.
Now we do have the latest and greatest chipset in here, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, with up to 8 GB of RAM. And for software, we do have Android Pie, with color OS 6. And for the battery, we’ve got a very large 4065 MH battery, and as mentioned earlier on, we do get root charging 3.0, so you’re going to get super-fast top-ups. Now for pricing and availability, I haven’t been given the information as yet, but I have been told it’s going to be very competitively priced.
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