Announcement. Slightly different OPPO Reno8 for India

Photo Announcement. Slightly different OPPO Reno8 for India

In May of this year, OPPO introduced a trio of smartphones in its native Chinese market Reno8 Reno8 Pro and Reno8 Pro+

Now the Reno8 series has got out of the Middle Kingdom. A couple of devices got here to India. (They say they will reach other countries later). This news is about OPPO Reno8 5G India, which is almost the same as its Chinese namesake. Well, about OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G India, with which everything is a little more complicated, you can read here.

Reno8 5G India

Actually, at first I thought that Indian Reno8 is identical to Chinese Reno8. Plus-min��c frequency and variation by memory/colours. But in fact, there is one more non-trivial difference.

Reno8 5G China

In the older "Chinese" as the sensor of the main camera is used super popular Sony IMX766 - it was directly and officially announced at the time of the announcement. And for the younger Chinese Reno8, the sensor was not specified. And only then did Chinese reviewers unearth that it uses a somewhat less popular (and, apparently, weaker) OmniVision OV50A.

What's in the Indian Reno8? And there, too, Sony IMX766, as in older devices... �Why such difficulties? Zebra cannot answer.

Well, one more difference. The Indian Reno8 has a wide-angle camera. And in Chinese, instead of it there is an unnecessary depth sensor.

And briefly about the characteristics.

The chipset is MediaTek Dimensity 1300, so we expect 600-700 thousand points in AnTuTu - flagship performance, even though the smartphone is "younger".

Memory. So far, it seems, only one version of 8 + 128 GB has been announced for India (the "Chinese" also has 8 + 256 and 12 + 256 GB). No memory card support.

6.43" (100 cm²) AMOLED screen withslightly increased to 90 Hz refresh rate. High resolution, 1080x2400 (409 ppi).

Battery capacity - 4500 mAh, ultra-fast charging - 80 W.

The front camera has a resolution of 32 MP, using a Sony IMX709 sensor (OPPO exclusive).

The main rear camera, as I said, is Sony IMX766 (50 MP). Two auxiliary modules are of little interest, 8 + 2 MP.

The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen. NFC-module is available, as well as Wi-Fi of the sixth version. What is missing is a standard audio output. But, unlike the "Chinese", there is support for "our" LTE Band 20.

OPPO Reno8 5G India will cost ₹29999 (₽21900, $379) at launch

OPPO Reno8 5G India Key Features:

ScreenAMOLED, 6.43", 1080x2400, 409 ppi, 100 cm², 90 Hz, 180 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass 5 HardwareMediaTek Dimensity 1300
3 GHz, 1 x Cortex-A78, 3 x Cortex-A78, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G77 MC9 MemoryRAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, no memory card, LPDDR4x, UFS3.1 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile Networks5G Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,17-20,26,28,38 -41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
GSM Bands 2(1900) , 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900)
CDMA 800 Rechargeable Li-Pol, 4500 mAh, �Fast charge 80.00 W, 2 x 2250 mAh Dimensions160 x 73.4 x 7.67 mm Weight179 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 86°, 1/1.56", Sony IMX766, 4K@30fps
- 8 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 112°, Sony IMX355
- 2 MP, macro, f/2.4, 89°, 1/5.00"
front camera: 32 MP, f/2.4, 85°, 1/2.74", Sony IMX709, no flash, autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, ColorOS 12.1 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Light, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC USBType-C, USB-OTG

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