Smartphone innovation may have reached the peak for now. What else can a handset maker can innovate after under display camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, high refresh rate and crazy fast charging? Oh, wait. How about throwing a glow-in-the-dark element?
Glow-in-the-dark is exactly what the new Oppo Reno5 Series has. Not only the camera bump has gotten the glowing treatment, the top side has it too. Why glow-in-the-dark? I have no idea. Then again, it does look pretty cool… when in the dark and if the device have absorb enough of light to do so.
Outside of this glowing gimmick, Oppo is betting big on mobile imaging. To this end, videography plays a major part. In addition to a 32 MP front-facing hole punch camera on its 90 Hz 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED display (or 6.43-inch, in the case of the non-Pro model), it has a got a 64 MP AI quad camera setup that touts portrait videography.
The main camera system further boasts video stabilization 3.0, HDR imaging, AI-aided low-light photography, and user-selectable AI beauty mode. Another imaging feature is simultaneous front and rear camera imaging at a touch of a button.
Clockwork on the Reno5 Pro is undertaken by MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chip featuring up to 2.6 GHz octacore processor, accompanied by an ARM G77 MC9 836 MHz GPU while the Reno5 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with up to 2.4 GHz octacore processor and Adreno 620 625 MHz GPU.
Battery is 4,300 mAh and 4,350 mAh for the non-Pro and Pro model, respectively. The new Reno supports SuperVOOC 2.0, SuperVOOC, VOOC 3.0, as well as PD and QC.
The new Oppo Reno5 Series is selling in China with a starting price of 2,699 yuan (about US$413) for the Reno5 and 3,399 yuan (roughly US$520) for the Reno5 Pro. No words on when it will be hitting other markets.
Images: Oppo [CH].