Oppo's Reno Z Challenges Pixel With Its High-End Vibe

By Sarah Basford on at

Oppo continue to the be the gift that keeps on giving in the smartphone industry.

This time they've managed to release a smartphone with all the vibe of a high-end product but the retailing price of more basic number.

The release of the Reno Z looks like it'll give Oppo their competitive mid-tier entry retailing. In Australia, it will retail for AU$499. We're still waiting on UK pricing, but that translates to roughly £277.

It boasts a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with resolution on par with the 5G and weighs in at 186 grams, making it one of Oppo's lighter entrants. It is essentially bezel-less but for some, the inclusion of a headphone jack, absent in the 10x Zoom and 5G models, might be enough to bring it over the line.

Camera-wise, this thing is fully-loaded. The front-facing camera offers 32 megapixels while the main camera functions with 48 megapixels and a 10x digital zoom. All of this is running on OPPO's MTK MT6779V processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Michael Tran, Managing Director of OPPO Australia, said the Reno Z was all about making high-functioning tech more accessible in terms of cost.

"The Reno 5G and Reno 10x Zoom are transforming smartphone technology and raising consumer expectations of what's possible in a device. The Reno Z provides Aussies with game-changing power and the most immersive audio-visual experience available, making it one of the best devices in its price bracket," Tran said in the press release.

"Making premium accessible is, and always will be a priority at OPPO. The Reno Z does just that, taking a number of impressive features from across the Reno Series and making them accessible to Aussies, no matter their budget."

Dig into some more of the specs below:

  • Screen: 6.4”, AMOLED
  • Size: about 157.3mm x 74.9mm x 9.1mm
  • Weight: about 186 grams
  • Screen resolution: 2340 x 1080
  • OS: MTK MT6779V / CPU:2.2GHz*2+2GHz*6
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Memory: 128GB
  • Sensors: GPS, AGPS, BeiDou, E-compass, G-sensor, Gyro-meter, Light and Proximity Sensor
  • Cameras: 48 megapixel (back camera), 32 megapixel (front-facing camera)
  • Charge time: 1.3 hours

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