Popular Chinese smartphone maker OPPO today announced a new product line dubbed ‘Reno’ in China. The announcement was made by the company’s Vice President, Brian Shen.
Unlike Realme, which was launched as a sub-brand in the Indian market last year, Reno is not a sub-brand. However, the new product line will still have a few things in common with Realme. Just like Realme, the new Reno line of smartphones will mainly target younger consumers. The product line will also put great emphasis on providing great value to buyers.
The first smartphone to be launched under OPPO’s new Reno line will be making its debut in China on April 10. While OPPO is yet to reveal any key feature of the upcoming smartphone, some of its key specifications have been leaked by a Bluetooth certification listing. In addition to bagging Bluetooth certification, the smartphone has been certified in Singapore as well by the island country’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA).
According to the CPH1917 listing on Bluetooth Launch Studio, the upcoming OPPO Reno smartphone will feature a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. Powering the smartphone will be Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 710, which is built on a 10nm manufacturing process. So far, OPPO has only released one smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 710, the mid-range R17 Pro. The chipset uses two Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and six Kryo 360 Silver cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The integrated graphics processing unit is Qualcomm’s Adreno 616.
For optics, the OPPO Reno smartphone will come with an impressive 48MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back. Over on the front will be a slightly less impressive 16MP snapper, likely featuring a number of AI-powered beautification features. As for software, the CPH1917 Bluetooth listing reveals the phone will be shipping with Android 9.0 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.