Earlier this month, Oppo unveiled the 5G connected duo of the Reno5 and the Reno5 Pro. Now the company has quietly launched a 4G version of the Reno5. It’s pretty similar to its sibling, with a few key differences – connectivity, of course, which also required a new chipset.
Or rather an elder. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset, which was also used in the Reno4 4G a few months ago. The new model brings several improvements over the 4 series to bring it more in line with the other Reno5 models.
The Oppo Reno5 4G upgrades the 6.4-inch AMOLED panel to a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sample rate. The resolution remains at 1080p +. The screen offers full sRGB coverage in Light mode while Vivid mode exceeds 100% over sRGB and covers 93% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. HD resolution is supported in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and you can enjoy Dolby Atmos audio.
Another upgrade is the main camera, which now features a 64MP sensor behind a bright f / 1.7 aperture. The selfie camera has also received a boost and now has a 44 MP sensor. The remaining three modules are the same: an 8MP (119 °) ultra wide-angle camera and two 2MP modules.
For tricky lighting situations, the Reno5 4G offers Super Night mode and Live HDR, available for photos and videos. There are also a number of fun video modes, from split screen view to double exposure.
The 4300mAh battery is slightly larger than on the Reno4 (4015mAh) and charges faster too – from 30W it drops to 50W. Interestingly, it comes with the same 65W charger as its 5G sibling, and although it shuts down before the 65W maximum, a full charge still only takes 48 minutes.
The addition of a supercharged charger is quite generous at a time when other manufacturers are removing accessories from their flagship packaging. This charger supports USB Power Delivery PPS, so you can also use it for your other gadgets. Plus, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on board – the Reno5 goes against several trends.
The phone will run ColorOS 11 (based on Android 11) out of the box. It has 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of storage. The card slot can accommodate two SIM cards and a microSD to expand storage. Additional connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD and LDAC, but NFC is absent.
Oppo Reno5 4G • Silver (really a colorful gradient) • Mysterious black
The Oppo Reno5 4G is first launched in Vietnam. It’s available for pre-order from the Oppo store and several local retailers. The price is set at 8,690,000 VND, or $ 375 / € 305. Deliveries will start on January 9, but you can get a wireless Bluetooth speaker if you order now (worth VND 1,290,000).
Source (in Vietnamese)