Earlier this month, Oppo unveiled the 5G connected duo of Reno5 and Reno5 Pro. Now the company has quietly launched a 4G version of Reno5. It’s quite similar to its brother, with some key differences – connectivity, of course, which also required a new chipset.
Or rather an old one. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset, which was also used in Reno4 4G a few months ago. The new model brings more improvements than the 4 series to align it more with the other Reno5 models.
Oppo Reno5 4G upgrades the 6.4 ”AMOLED panel at a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The resolution remains at 1080p +. The screen offers full sRGB coverage in Light mode, while Vivid mode exceeds 100% on sRGB and covers 93% of the DCI-P3 color range. HD resolution is supported on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, plus you can enjoy Dolby Atmos sound.
Another upgrade is the main camera, which now has a 64MP sensor behind an f / 1.7 light aperture. The selfie camera also gained momentum and now has a 44 MP sensor. The three remaining modules are the same – an 8MP (119 °) ultra-high angle camera and two 2MP modules.
For difficult lighting situations, the Reno5 4G offers Super Night and Live HDR mode, available for both photos and videos. There are also a number of fun video modes, from split screen viewing to dual exposure.
The 4,300 mAh battery is slightly larger than on the Reno4 (4,015 mAh) and charges even faster – from 30W to 50W. Interestingly, it comes with the same 65W charger as its 5G brother and, although it stops at a maximum of 65W, a full charge lasts only 48 minutes.
Adding an oversized charger is quite generous at a time when other manufacturers are removing accessories from their flagship packages. This charger supports USB Power Delivery PPS, so you can use it for other gadgets as well. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack on board – Reno5 has many trends.
The phone will run ColorOS 11 (based on Android 11) out of the box. It has 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB storage. The card slot can accommodate two SIMs plus a microSD to expand storage. Additional connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD and LDAC, but NFC is missing.
Oppo Reno5 4G • Silver (really a colorful gradient) • Mysterious black
Oppo Reno5 4G is first launched in Vietnam. It is available for pre-order from the Oppo store and from several local retailers. The price is set at VND 8,690,000, which amounts to $ 375 / € 305. Shipments will begin on January 9, but you can get a Bluetooth wireless speaker if you order now (worth 1,290,000 VND).
Source (in Vietnamese)