OPPO launches Reno smartphone with periscope tele lens
OPPO had been teasing its new flagship for quite a while but now it's official: The OPPO Reno has been launched globally and will be available as a version with periscope-style tele lens, making it only the second current device with this technology, after the Huawei P30 Pro.
The top-of-the-line model is called 'OPPO Reno 10x Zoom' and comes with a 6.6” OLED display and, thanks to a pop-up 16MP selfie-cam, does away with the dreaded display notch. Of course, from an imaging point of view the device's key feature is the periscope-style tele lens.
Despite the official model name the lens offers 'only' a 6x optical magnification. A 10x factor is achieved using computational methods to generate a hybrid-zoom. Both primary and tele camera come with optical image stabilization. Below are a few sample photos provided by OPPO:
OPPO says the ultra-wide lens comes with a '0.6x zoom factor' which is an unusual way of describing things but we are assuming the equivalent focal length is around 16mm.
Thanks to a Snapdragon 855 chipset there is enough processing power to allow 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage are on board as well. Other interesting features include Audio Focus, which uses multiple microphones to keep video and audio in sync as you zoom in, an in-display fingerprint reader and stereo speakers.
The standard OPPO Reno 10x zoom will be available in Europe in June for €800 ($890). You'll be able to get your hands on a 5G version through certain carriers one months earlier. Be prepared to shell out €100 ($110) more than for the standard device, however.
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