In recent years, smartphone designs are becoming thinner. There is a new trend of slim, sexy hardware and now no one wants to buy heavy, bulky smartphones. Notches have been there for some time but with time, it also gotten slimmer and now manufactures are moving towards a full edge-to-edge design with no notches. So where are they going to place the front-camera on all these devices?
Over the last year, we seen display screens with less notches, holes, or pop-up cameras, but now it is time for hidden selfie camera. Oppo and Xiamoi are doing just that by placing the camera under the display itself. Today in a tweet, Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi showed off its exciting new design. Yesterday Oppo released a short video on a smartphone snapping a photo with an in-display that you can't see. To make the point clear, a finger was posed in front of the camera in the end of the video and you can see a blurry image of the finger on the screen.
Xiamoi also posted its own video to display a smartphone with an in-display selfie-camera. In the video the upcoming phone was compared with the Xiaomi Mi 9 side by side. The prototype has a full display with no cut-out, no notch or pop-up camera but it can still take a selfie just like a regular smartphone. Oppo didn't reveal much about the technology but Xiamoi get one step further by explaining the whole mechanism. The camera features a 20MP camera and a transparent display that doubles as the camera lens and allows more light into the lens to enable the perfect selfies, but when the display is off, the camera goes invisible against the rest of the black surface of the screen. These are just prototypes and there hasn't any real demo done by the companies in public so far. But we can hope for some of the best technologies to experience this year.
Oppo is reported to release the Oppo N2 successor before 2015, Today, We got some press rendered images of the upcoming Oppo N3 from GSM arena, please note the the photos may be just fake. As you can see, a very weird design from Oppo with large display and roll-camera.
These photos show a phone that's impressively thin, save for a bulbous circular section above the screen that houses the rotating camera and dual flash module along with a speaker on the side, possibly twinned on the opposite side for stereo.
Beneath the screen you can just barely see Oppo's usual capacitive navigation buttons. The body looks like aluminum, but that could just be the matte grey coloring.
Oppo has confirmed that its upcmoing Oppo Find 7 will have a 1080p version and another model with a Quad HD (1440x2560) display which going to be the real breakthrough in mobile display technology. This makes us anxious to meet the QHD 5.5-inch Find 7, and today we did.
Days before its March,19th official announcement event, the folks behind Chinese IT168 have gotten their hands on a retail unit of the Find 7, complete with its packaging. What we're looking at is obviously a pretty large device, even though we can't quite tell just how large.
Oppo has just officially announced its Oppo Find 7 flag-ship. The Oppo Find 7 is the first smartphone to pack a 5.5" QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display making for the astonishing pixel density of 538ppi. Oppo has been able to push so many pixels in 5.5" display thanks to a technology it calls Super Screen 2.0. The display is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection and can be operated with wet hands.
Under the hood of the beastly Find 7 lies a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC chipset, the same as the Galaxy S5. There's also 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU plus 32GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot.
At the back of the Oppo Find 7 is a 13MP Sony IMX214 CMOS with a F/2.0 lens and LED flash. It is capable of recording 4K video and 720p slow-motion clips at 120fps. There's also an interesting mode called Super Zoom. It takes 10 photos and merges them into a single 50MP image. There's also a 5MP front-facing snapper.
Oppo Find 7 was officially announced yesterday, it was launched in two versions FHD version with a 1080p screen resolution and a QHD version with a 2560 x 1440 screen resolution. The two versions will be in stores in the upcoming weeks.
Now, Hands-on videos of the Oppo Find 7 is already started popping on YouTube. We have a video below shows the Unboxing and UI preview of the device.
Oppo find 7 was officially released earlier this week in two variants/versions QHD (first in the market) and FHD. Today we got photos of a direct comparison of the image presentation differences between the Quad HD, and the 1920 x 1080 display versions of the phone. The QHD version has a 1440 x 2560.
As you can see on the photos above, the Quad HD 1440x2560 pixels display of the Find 7, is apparently exhibiting colder colors, and the other 1080p variant screen is much warmer. Both phones are running Android KitKat with ColorOS with a Quad-core CPU on board, you be the judge.
The Oppo N3 is going to be unveiled on October,29th. We expect that the manufacturer will introduce two separate models. One, made with stainless steel, is expected to be strong enough to keep the Oppo N3 in its original shape.
The other model will employ an aluminum-lithium alloy that is lightweight, but tough. The main feature of the phone is the 13MP swiveling camera that allows for 13MP front "selfies" to be shot.
The rest of the specs include a 5.9 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU is under the hood, and 3GB RAM is inside. The unit will use the VOOC flash charger, which allows the battery in the phone to quickly recharge to 75% full in just 30 minutes.
Today, we get to see a new High-end Oppo handset, the Oppo R1C. Sone leaked photos revealed this upcoming smartphone, the R1C is rumored to pack a Full-rear Sapphire Crystal Glass, but this is yet to be confirmed.
So, the Oppo R1C features a 5" 720p display and runs on the Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and 2GB of RAM. The rest of the rumored specs include a 13MP rear and a 5MO front camera, 16GB expandable storage and LTE connectivity.
The Oppo R1C is also rumored to go official on January 14 with the Oppo U3. With all of these new devices coming from China these days it sure will be one very interesting January.
The OPPO Reno mobile features a 6.4" (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and operates on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system out of the box. The Oppo Reno is powered by Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) processing chip. It comes with 8 GB of RAM. Although to keep running such a large display it has 3765mAh which doesn't seem enough. The screen to body rato is 56.23% and has AMOLED display.
The key selling point of Oppo Reno is its photography ability. It has tried to remove the limit the optical zoom in mobile phone. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens make up the Reno 10x Zoom tri-lens setup. Because of these three lenses with different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability even when fully zoomed on hand-held operation. It has Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 8000 x 6000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.
Oppo Reno is powered by a Sony IMX 586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0'' ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture along with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, which protects pictures from getting over-exposed and create stunning details even in low-light. Due to AI portrait optimization for night photography the device can differentiate between subject and its background at night, ensuring a professional photo. For security it has on screen fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with fast charging and it supports dual SIM, GSM, Dual VoLTE, The device is available in Jet Black, and ocean green. For graphics, it uses a Adreno 616 GPU which helps to make video games run smoothly. For network connectivity it has Wi-Fi, Blutooth, USB, and GPS.
The front camera posed a huge problem whenever smartphone manufacturers aimed to create a full-display smartphone. Apple gave a notch to the industry. Samsung came up with four types of infinity display but Oppo has surpassed all of these with an under-screen camera. The company made an unbelievable promise and delivered it. The hidden lens technology debut alongside a new mesh talk calling system. The front camera is there, in front of us, hidden under the display, allows you to take a selfie. There is no notch, no pop-up, or some fudge to mask the camera hole.
Oppo teased the in-display camera in early June and then promise a closer look soon. Oppo and other Chinese manufacturers have introduced other way of hiding front-camera like cut-out notice, punch-hold or pop-out cameras. There was some concern about pop-up camera reliability though, as it depends on the mechanical functionality of the device. You might wonder why no one has thought about it before Oppo. Actually, the technology to achieve this isn't easy. The display isn't a simple one in fact. It is made of a special enhanced translucent panel material which is specially customized for the camera. Then there are processing algorithms which do things like haze removal, HDR, and white balance tweaks.
The result is a completely new technology for front-facing cameras. It is capable of taking selfies just like any other smartphone. Now when we have a close look at the design, we know that it looks stunning but we don't' know about the final quality of the picture taken by this device. The fact that you are trying to take a snap from behind a display can cause a loss of quality. There could be some noise or loss of resolution of the display where the front facing display is place near the phone.
Oppo is a relatively new smartphone manufacturing company but it is almost a year since it has established its presence in the Europe and Asia. The company has revealed some of the pretty exciting smartphones this year. The Oppo Reno with 10x optical zoom and 5G support is one of the best phones available in the market right now. Oppo is quite open about adding premium features with lots of options. If you own one or planning to buy one, this article is for you.
1. Oppo has introduced a new app drawer. To activate it, you need to go to your home screen settings. Select settings, hit homescreen mode and choose drawer mode. Now you can swipe up the app drawer from the bottom of the screen. You can also choose homescreen layout option from the settings > Home screen and lock screen magazine.
2. To delete multiple apps from your home screen, just long press the empty area of your screen and notice each app icon now has a grey square in the corner. Tap the apps you want to remove from the home screen and then press remove.
3. To change the theme, Go to settings > Home screen and lock screen magazine. Choose set theme to choose a different look and tap download more to browse the available options. To change the wallpaper, long press the wallpaper, and choose between the available images at the bottom of the screen.
4. If you want to change the kind of animation just long press on the wallpaper and choose effects. Now swipe through until you find a transition that you like.
5. To increase the speed of the animation, stay in the home screen settings menu and select App startup and closing Animation speed from the list. Now ensure that "Fast" is chosen.
If you are not a big fan of wireless charging, an IP water resistance, the fastest Qualcomm processors, and optical zooms, Oppo has a smartphone with some other premium features only at $499 for you. It has announced its news newest addition ‘the Reno Z' which offers luxury for less. The new device elevates photography and entertainment capabilities, more than any other device at this price range. Oppo Z has a 48MP rear camera with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen. It has the ultra night mode 2.0 for night photography, and VOOC 3.0 to dramatically increase the speed of charging. For selfie camera it has 32MP ultra-high definition camera lens. With a larger aperture, the Reno Z takes professional quality portrait photos effortlessly.
Reno Z is packed with 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM, the Reno Z will allow you to stream, play video games, download, and chat. The device is powered by 4035mAh battery, which makes it to charge faster and the battery stays for a longer period of time. The device uses Dolby Atmos to deliver premier sound quality. The Reno Z's stereo speakers use the phone's receiver as a secondary speaker to achieve a full stereo effect. The phone has the latest generation of ColorOS - an OS based on Andriod 9 with swipe-up generation and smart assistant.
The Reno Z has an impressive 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The camera is concealed within the 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 surface. According to Tran, "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." The Reno Z runs a Media Tek processor. It will available in two colors: Aurora Purple and Jet Black.
The Oppo K3 offers a lot of the similar specs as the Realme X at almost same price. As the Oppo K3 goes on sale on Amazon today, here is a quick look of their specs to decide which phone you should buy. The Oppo K3 has has 6.5-inch super AMOLED display, a pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, VOOC 3.0 fast charging, and powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset, which are the features on Realme X as well. So which is the better one?
The Realme X was launched a few weeks ago as the strong competitor of premium smartphones. The Oppo K3 was launched in India last week. The Realme X was launched in India earlier this month starting at Rs 16,999. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the upper mode with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is available at Rs 19,999. The Realme X is available in Polar white and space blue colors and will see its first sale on July 24 at 12Pm on flipkart and realme.com The Oppo K3 has similar price but offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage for the base model and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Oppo K3 will go on sale for the first time on Tuesday, July 23 at 12pm on Amazon India.
Both smartphones have edge-to-edge, full screen displays without any notch or punch hole cutout. The offer over 91 percent screen ratio and they both have super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. For security, they have in-display fingerprint sensor. Both have pop-up camera that rises for the top center of the frame instead of notch. Both has Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and dual SIM slot. The Oppo K3 has 16MP + 2MP dual camera and the RealMe X has 48MP +5MP camera. Both cameras work good at day light.
The Oppo Reno 2 will be available for sale on August 28 in India. The phone has a quad rear camera and 20x zoom. Now, the complete Oppo Reno 2 specs have been revealed by the TEENA listing for the smartphone. However, the specs doesn't contain any image, despite the official website has already revealed its design. The specs featured in the phone are premium one.
The Oppo Reno 2 has been listed with model numbers PCKT00 and PCKM00 on TENAA. The smartphone will have a big display with a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen. The resolution is around 1080 x 2400 pixels. The device comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor with 2.2GHz clock speed, likely with the Snapdragon 700 series chip. The OPPO Reno 2 with model number PCKT00 has been listed with 128GB storage, but the PCKM00 model has both 128GB and 256GB storage options. Both the model numbers have 8GB of RAM.
The Oppo Reno 2 was already in the news for its leaks around the camera. It has 48MP primary sensor backed by 13MP, 8MP, and 2MP sensors; the official renders have shown that these lenses will be stacked together. In the front is a 16MP selfie snapper, which is placed in the pop-up style housing. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for the security purpose. The camera can shoot up to 4k video recording, with 2x optical zoom. The VoLTE support is also confirmed through the listing. The device has a large battery of 3195mAh to support its large display and premium features. Other details mentioned in the Oppo Reno 2 includes its available color options - Black, pink, and green. According to the official website, it will have 20x digital zoom and 5x hybrid zoom. There is also an ultra steady mode for stabilized and shock-free video recording.
Oppo has announced three phones under the Reno 2 brand name after 10x zoom camera phone released this year. All three devices the Reno 2, Reno 2 Z, and Reno 2 F are launching in India first and have four-facing cameras in various configuration. The processing power of these phone are also different from each other. The top-end Reno 2 isn't as high end as its predecessor flagship smartphones.
The early Reno with 10x zoom is still the fastest Reno in the series with its processing chip - Snapdragon 855. The Reno 2, is more like a sequel of original Reno that sits right at the top of what you can expect from a budget-friendly smartphone. It has Snapdragon 730 processing chip, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The device has a screen display of 6.5-inchd with dynamic AMOLED display pale. It uses the same screen technology as the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. The Z and F both have quad-camera system including a 48MP primary camera. The only difference between the Z and F is that Z uses Sony's sensor whereas the F goes for Samsung's cheaper sensor.
Quad-camera array isn't a new thing anymore. It features an 8MP camera lens, a 16mm-equivalent wide-angle module, a 26mm camera using 48MP sensor, a 13MP camera and a 2MP monochrome sensor. It all adds up to 5x optical zoom with software do the remaining work. All the phones have USB-C, flash charging, a headphone jack. To keep them working all day long, the battery is 4,000mAh. An optical in-display fingerprint sensor keeps the security intact whereas the phone runs on ColorOS 6.1.
Oppo has recently sent invites to media for the media briefing about the phone. The phone is confirmed to feature a four-camera system with a 48MP ultra-wide camera sensor. The company has also revealed that the phone will pack an 8GB RAM, and has 128GB storage. The camera will have other features like ultra-night-mode for the night photography and video stabilization feature.
The company revealed about its quad-camera setup with a 48-MP primary sensor via a tweet one day before its launch. It also stated the detail about its storage, memory, and ultra-night-mode. The phone will be available in four colors - white, blue, purple, and black. For security, it has an extra security layer of the fingerprint sensor at the backside just underneath the quad-camera. The Oppo A9 has three sensors aligned vertically, and another small sensor positioned at the side beneath the flashlight.
There will be a waterdrop notch to hold the 16-megapixel front camera for the selfie, similar to its predecessor. The smartphone will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC processing chip. The predecessor Oppo A9 was powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC coupled with half the amount of RAM, and just dual rear cameras. The phone belongs to the budget-friendly mobile category. It will have a .5-inch LCD with a resolution of 1,600x720. The smartphone's sale comes at a time when smartphone shipments in India through online channels have started increasing. Sales increased by 26% in April to June quarter of 2019. Counterpoint's market report suggested. Oppo's sub-brand Realme held 17% of the share.
When we talk about the premium smartphones, OPPO comes very far in the line. The company is primarly focusing on the budget-friendly smartphones for its users such as the Oppo F series which is doing very well in the big countries like China and the India. The latest smartphones in the same category were the oppo F11 and the oppo F11 Pro which were launched earlier this year. Until last year, Oppo also used to sell the upper mid-range R series, the culmination of which was the Oppo R17 and the Oppo R17 Pro.
This year Oppe release two smartphones in the Reno series - the regular Oppo reno and the flagship Reno 10x Zoom. The regular Oppo Reno was an upper-mid range phone with the Qualcomm snapdragon 710 Soc, but it had a short life cycle. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom, on the other hand, is a full-fledged smarphon with a 10x hybrid zoom telephoto camera. The phone is powered by the the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, and a big 6.6-inch AMOLED display. The Reno 10x Zoom is also priced lower than last year's Find X. In indian market, the starting variant of the phone is cheaper than the OnePlus 7 Pro which is interesting.
OPPO then launched the OPPO Reno2 mid-range phones in India, consisting of the Reno2, Reno2Z, and the Reno2F. However, the Reno 10x Zoom still remains the company's flagship phone. The Oppo Reno 10x zoom has a 6.6-inch OLED display with 1080 resolution and 19:5:9 ratio. It uses gorilla glass 6 for the protection. There are two variants with 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage. The battery is 4065mAh and fro security it uses optical in-display. It uses 48MP as primary sensor, and 13MP telephoto sensor, and 8MP 120 ultra-wide sensor. It has 16MP with front-facing LED for the front camera.
Oppo has launched a new smartphone, the K5. The launching event proved many leaks true, as the phone has more powerful and latest processing chip - Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB Sku and a quad-camera system at a rear side. The rear camera features a 64-MP sensor. The K5 is also the first device to feature a VOOC 4.0 battery. It is reportedly rated to charge a 4000mAh battery in just 73-minutes.
The device has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This display, unlike its predecessor K3 has a waterdrop notch instead of a pop-up camera for selfie pictures. It contains a 32MP lens for the front camera. The rear camera has a 64MP primary lens that uses Samsung's GW1 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera. Also included 2MP cameras for portrait effects. Theoretically, the device is a competent smartphone and has 8MP memory and up to 256GB of storage. The phone also gets a frame boost and touch boost optimization for a better gaming experience.
It runs on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 over the top. The Oppo K5 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM cards. For connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, USB type-c, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Oppo K5 supports face unlock. It may have a lot of premium features but it falls into a mid-range smartphone thanks to its price tag. OPPO K5 price in India is expected to be Rs. 18,990.
Oppo launched the Reno series of smartphones in June 2019. The series was comprised of Oppo Reno, Oppo Reno 10x zoom, and Oppo Reno Z. It took Oppo for four months to launch the Reno 2 devices. The new devices weren\'t upgrades of previous phones instead they are new devices along with the series that sits alongside other phones, but at a different price tag.
The main selling point of the device is its 48MP quad-camera with the ultra-clear main camera, 8MP wide-angle lens, 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens. The primary camera uses sony f/1.7 aperture sensor. The device has pop-up camera housed in a shark-fin piece that rises from the top of the phone. The phone looks great and even the pop-up camera has a novel-design. The cameras are house in the Gorilla glass back, and the rear is smooth, with a small O-Dot to protect the lens from being scratched down when lay down flat on the surface.
The volume buttons are on the left side of the phone and the power button on the right, with a USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the device. The Oppo Reno 2 display is a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen. One can take in a telescopic view with 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom, bringing everything closer to your lens. You can also seamlessly switch between different focal lengths through fusion imaging technology uninterruptedly shift through different perspectives.
It has up to 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and runs over 4000mAh battery, a 20W fast charger that Oppo says can power up the handset to 50% in just half an hour. Video shooting is enhanced by one of the most reliable OIS (optical image stabilization) modes we\'ve seen, which keep video smooth no matter how shakey our hands were. It can capture videos up to 4k at 30fps, but you can shoot up to 60fps.
The year 2019 is about to end, and it is reported that the company is planning to launch the Oppo Reno S in India in December with a 64MP camera, 65W fast charging and a snapdragon 855 Plus Soc. There are rumors about the next Reno called Oppo Reno 3 which could be launched soon with quad-camera setup, 90Hz display.
The device has a 4500mAh battery which is good enough to keep the phone alive with a single charge for a whole day even with heavy use. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 735 Soc processing chip. The Reno 3 has an upgraded version of the processing chip over its predecessor. The Snapdragon 735 Soc is yet to be announced by Qualcomm. This chip is also expected to have integrated support for the 5G network.
Oppo Reno 3 is rumored to include a 60MP main camera sensor supported by 8MP, 13MP, and 2MP camera. The Reno 2 is offering a 32MP camera for the selfies. The phone is said to house a 4500mAh battery with support for 30W VOCC 4.0 fast charging. There's no clarity if the shark-fin pop-up module seen on the Oppo Reno 2, will make a return or not. The tipster suggests that the phone will sport an in-display fingerprint scanner and come with 5G support.
As mentioned, Oppo Reno 3 price and specifications have leaked on Weibo. According to the tipster, the Oppo Reno 3 will be priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 33,400) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB model, and CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 36,400) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB model.
Oppo has announced the release of the latest version of ColorOS globally. Its predecessor ColorOS 6 was released earlier this year. It featured a few fresh tweaks and a new visual appeal. Now the company has unveiled the next iteration of its Android skin - Oppo ColorOS 7. The Chinese company announced the update at a recent event in Beijing and later in a global release on November 26. This time, ColorOS 7 is based on Android 10 and brings a completely revamped UI that is designed to facilitate the heavy users by reduced visual fatigue and offers a more pleasing color scheme. Its icons are entirely customizable, too. Oppo has also added new charging animations and a three-finger screenshot gesture.
Oppo has also introduced a new built-in focus mode, a new password management tool, and a button that allows users to quickly switch between recently used apps in ColorOS 7. The camera app will also have new features like improved night mode and video editing tools. Oppo has also announced a new app that has integration with the Government's DigiLocker service, called DocValut. This app will help users manage their official documents like educational certificates, domicile certificates, and more securely.
The new ColorOS 7 offers improved RAM optimization, increased app startup times, and overall enhancing gaming experience. Oppo has also partnered with Danish audio company Episound to redesign ColorOS 7 sound effects. The attempt is to create a more natural audio experience. Oppo hopes that this will enhance the natural experience of the user. The stable version of ColorOS 7 is due to be released on the upcoming Reno 3 before it is released for other devices. Afterward, it will come to several other Reno devices by the end of 2019. Devices like the Reno, Reno 2, Reno Ace, and Reno 10x Zoom are among that list. But the update will roll out to other Reno, Find, R, and Realme devices throughout 2020.
Today a few leaked images of the possible Oppo Reno 3 5G and Oppo Reno 3 Pro just surfaced on Weibo. The photos has a blue color phone with a triple camera at the rear side, though it could also be a quad-camera array. There is a small notch in front of the device. The device in the picture doesn't have any logo of the company at the backside, but probably, it will be included before the launch.
The Oppo Reno 3 5G and Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G will be releasing on December 26 just before the end of the year 2019. The phone will likely be available in the market by the January 2020. The event will be held at the Hangzhou International Expo Center in Hangzhou, China. According to the leaks so far, the phone will be available in two different colors. There will be a hole-punch style camera cutout on the front of the device for the selfie camera. The Reno 3 5G is running Android 10 with Color OS 7 at the top. It has 8G RAM, 128GB internal storage. While the phone supports a dual-SIM.
Both Reno 3 devices supports dual-band 5G connectivity. There won't be a 4G-only version of either devices, as far as rumors are concerned, so if you are going to buy Oppo Reno 3, you will be getting 5G phone. The vertically aligned quad camera system is in much the same spot as the one on the P30 Pro. According to the official sources, Oppo Reno 3 is powered by a Snapdrogon 765G processor, while the vanilla 5G model is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset.
This is interesting because MediTek chipset is more powerful than the Snapdragon chip. The device has a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor. Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G has a 4,025mAh battery, while rumors suggest the vanilla Reno 3 5G will sport a 3,935mAh battery. Other specs listed by TENAA include a 48MP+13MP+8MP+2MP quad rear camera (with 5X zoom on one camera), a 32MP selfie snapper, Android 10, and no headphone port.
Oppo just officially announced the date for the launch of Oppo Find X2. The phone will be launching at Mobile world congress 2020, a few days before the event will start officially. We also learned the Find X2 is going to feature a new Sony-developed camera sensor, which also houses Sony's latest 2x2 on-chip lens solution, enabling high-speed autofocus, high-resolution, high-sensitivity, and high dynamic range. Its predecessor was a great success in terms of sales figures and one of the most beautiful phones you can find in the market. But strangely, the company was silent about launching the Find X2.
Oppo happened to release the Reno series along with the Find X2 that kind of overshadowed the success of Find X. Everyone in the tech industry was thinking that the Oppo Reno series would take over the other lines. We have seen a few iterations of that device since the original phone was launched back in April of last year, and the Find series seemed to get lost somewhere in the background. But according to the Android Authority, a new Find phone is coming and it's already an interesting phone to invest in.
The device is arriving in the first quarter of this year. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and new flagship Sony sensor. The main focus of the device is its screen quality. At the snapdragon tech summit last week, an oppo representative confirmed that a new snapdragon 865-powered device is coming and now we know that device is Oppo Find X2. This will enable the phone to get access to some of the brand new features like two-gigapixel processing, 25 percent faster performance, and much more.
The new sensors being uses used in the device can use every pixel as a phase detection pixel, meaning it can detect phase differences in both the X and Y directions. Also, it should be much easier for the focus to work on the edge of the frame, as older sensors were only able to use the center portion to calculate focus. The last year's model was one of the phone devices to hide the selfie-camera through a pop-up design, which was appreciated among the consumers.
Oppo Reno has been one of the successful smartphone series last year and apparently, Oppo wants to create more cash out of its success by releasing another phone. The specs are not very much different from the existing Reno 3 smartphones, and so far, the series isn't going anywhere. As per the official website, there is another Reno 3 vitality edition, officially up and ready for pre-orders on both websites jd.com and opposhop.cn.
As per some related leaks, the Vitality is similar to the Vanilla Reno 3 with some internals swapped and new colors.
The first major change is around the processing chip. The Vitality device is using Snapdragon 765 chipset in the place of Mediatek MT6885Z Dimensity 1000L. This makes it slightly faster than the vanilla Reno 3 and something around the Pro variant. Though the Reno 3 Pro is slightly faster than the Reno 3 Vitality due to better variants of the same processing chip. Overall, the performance speed isn't much higher or even noticeable unless you are using multiple apps at the same time. Oppo has a different stance on the difference and relates it to 5G connectivity.
The other big change the vitality variant brought is the camera lens being used. The device is using a 48MP primary camera lens. Again this bridge the gap with the Pro version. The vitality also seems to skip the higher memory tier of the vanilla Reno 3 and is currently only being offered in an 8GB, plus 128GB configuration. The company has offered the phone in three new colors - Moonlight black, sky mirror white, and streamer gold. Other than these changes, the phone is almost identical to the standard variant. It has the same 6.4-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution and super AMOLED display. The front camera has a teardrop notch and houses a 32MP camera lens. The phone has the same 4025mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, 3.5mm audio jack, and NFC. Currently, it is priced at CNY 2,999, or just around $430.
series appreciation since its initial release in early 2019. The first devices in this lineup, the OPPO Reno and the Reno 10x Zoom. It featured unique and expressive design with a flush rear camera. It has a crazy pop-up swivel module that features both rear end and front-facing camera. This device doesn't require any kind of notch. This unique design continued to the Reno2 series, but discontinued the Reno3 and used more conventional-looking hole-punch display.
Oppo introduced a high refresh rate display (90Hz) and 65W super VOOC 2.0 charging with Oppo's first phone - Reno Ace. Now, the company is about to release the Reno Ace2. It was kind of announced from the official sources. The OPPO VP Brian Shen confirms that the company is indeed working on the OPPO Reno Ace2 on his Weibo account. Some leaks suggest that the phone has a single, hole-punch on the left side of the display. According to another rumor, the device will be capable to support 5G network connectivity. The phone features a circle rear camera mount something we have already seen in a few Chinese devices like the OnePlus 7T and Redmi K30 Pro. The leak images from TEENA shows a hole-punch camera that seems to particularly big one on the front side of the display.
The device is rumored to be powered by a 2.8GHz processor, likely the Snapdragon 865 and will be available in both 8GB and 12GB RAM variants. It will feature a 2400×1080, 20:9 AMOLED panel which measures at 6.5-inches diagonally. On the camera side, it will be sporting a 48MP main sensor with an additional 8MP + 2MP + 2MP sensors (it is not clear which sensors play which function), while the front-facing camera features a 16MP resolution. The device has a 1955mAh battery. The OPPO Reno Ace wasn't launched outside of China though, so it is still in doubt that the Reno Ace2 will.
If you are wondering how the Oppo Reno 3 Pro compares to the Oppo Reno 3, when both devices look very similar, keep reading this article.
On the outer side, both phones are the same. They have the same poly-carbonate plastic body that comes in the same colors, weighs almost the same, and features the same 20:9 aspect ratio display. There is a slightly better super AMOLED display on the pro variant if you look closely. However, this isn't a major difference. So, let's find out the other few key differences.
The Reno 3 pro uses a full dual SIM setup, whereas, the other uses a hybrid version. This means that on the Reno 3 pro, you can use 2 SIM cards along with memory cards. However, on the Reno 3, you can't use a memory card if you use 2 SIMs. Both have 128 GB internal storage so that shouldn't be a big deal for Reno 3.
Oppo Reno 3 pro has a silver film on all four sides of the edges. The camera bump is also noticeable but it is not large enough to annoy you whenever you keep it on the table. It is a lightweight device that can be used with one hand. The pro variant ships with earphones inside the box. The left side of the device contains the power button, while on the right side you can find volume rockers.
Reno 3 Pro uses two hole-punch front camera system with 44MP and 2MP lens, the Reno 3 uses only one camera lens (44MP) placed in the center of the notch. For the rear camera, the Reno 3 primary camera lens is of 48MP, whereas, Reno 3 pro uses a 64MP lens. Oppo Reno 3 pro camera creates a far better result than Reno 3 in a low light, close-range situation. Oppo Reno 3 pro comes with a slightly brighter screen, slightly more detailed selfies, and better low light camera performance.
As Oppo gains more and more mindshare with its nicely built, attractive, and capable devices, the pressure mounts to keep the software fresh, and that has proven to be a little bit of challenge so far with the Find 7 devices.
Oppo likes to cater to the tinkerers and developers out there, and its active forums have all manner of discussions about how to do things with Oppo's products. In catering to this crowd however, Oppo also does not push a lot of over-the-air updates for ColorOS, favoring instead to release stable builds or Betas to be manually loaded and installed on devices. Fortunately, the process is literally as simple as downloading a file, connecting the phone to your computer, and then initiating the update on the device itself.
With the last big update to ColorOS 2.0.0i for the Find 7/7a this past October, the devices finally had firmware based on Android 4.4 KitKat, as well as a long list of changes to the user experience. With this update teaser to ColorOS 2.0.4i, based on Android 4.4.2, the Find 7 and Find 7a get a bunch of new wallpapers and the ability to presort apps. The task manager has been enhanced a bit too. Check the Teaser Video below!