After a series of leaks and official teasers by OPPO, the Reno series smartphones were announced last week. And now OPPO has launched them in Middle East in a media event in Dubai.

Both models under the OPPO Reno series – OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom are launched in Middle East and will be available in the region at different time interval.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

OPPO Reno comes with Qualcomm SDM710 processor, 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ resolution screen, Adreno 616 GPU and 3765 mAh battery. While the high-end OPPO Reno 10X Zoom comes with Snapdragon 855 processor, 6.6-inch AMOLED Full HD+ resolution screen. Adreno 660 GPU and a bit bigger 4065 mAh battery. Both devices come with an amazing 93.1% screen-to-body ratio and notch-less display.

In terms of storage, both version will have the 256 GB internal storage. OPPO Reno will come with 6GB RAM, while the high-end variant Reno 10X Zoom will feature 8GB RAM.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

Screen of both devices are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Both devices feature the 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. OPPO Reno features a 3.5mm audio jack that is not available on the premium Reno 10x Zoom.

The major difference between the standard and premium version of Reno smartphones is in the camera. OPPO Reno comes with dual rear camera with 48MP primary camera and 5MP depth sensor. While the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom comes with tri-rear camera setup with 48MP primary camera, Periscope 13 MP telephoto lens for 5x optical zoom and an 8 MP ultrawide angle lens.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

These tri-rear cameras work together to achieve a full-focal-length coverage of 16mm-160mm, offering 10x hybrid zoom. The primary lens of the Reno 10x Zoom Edition employs optical image stabilization (OIS), closed-loop focusing motor and three different focus modes. The Reno 10x Zoom Edition is capable of recording 4K UHD video at 60fps, with optical image stabilization and the latest electronic image stabilization.

When it comes to front camera, both variants of Reno feature a 16MP front-facing camera that uses a Pivot Rising mechanism to pop up on demand whenever the front camera is selected from the camera UI. This motorized front camera mechanism on OPPO Reno can be used for more than 200,000 times without any mechanical failure. On an average use of 100 times per day, it can work with any issue over five years of usage.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

OPPO has also integrated a Drop Protection mechanism in Reno that can sense in real time if the phone is in free-fall state, and automatically retract the front camera to its slot to prevent damage.

Reno comes with many gaming related features and enhancements like the Hyper Boost, independently developed by OPPO, which includes three modules: Game Boost, System Boost, and App Boost, which bring significant performance improvements in terms of the game experience, system speed, and App opening speed, respectively.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

OPPO Reno series is the world's first mobile phone to obtain TÜV’s High-Performance Certification for Games. OPPO has cooperated with TÜV Rheinland's core technology testing departments to fully evaluate the comprehensive gaming experience of mobile phones and passed 55 items in 31 test categories covering four dimensions: communication, endurance, screen, and system. These professional use tests align with users' real-life habits and work to fully evaluate a mobile phone's comprehensive gaming experience.

Other than these, the Reno 10x Zoom Edition uses a combination of Thermal Gel, a Graphite Sheet, Copper Pipe Liquid Cooling, and a Tri-cooling Control to effectively manage the temperature of the smartphone and combat any overheating.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

OPPO Reno standard version will be available for pre-order in the UAE from April 17 and Saudi on April, 18th. Sales of the device will be started from April 22nd in UAE and April, 25th in Saudi. The price of OPPO Reno standard edition with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage is AED 1,899 in UAE and SAR 1,899 in Saudi Arabia.

The price of OPPO Reno 10x Zoom and its availability will be revealed later. Customer can also opt to purchase the new OPPO Reno smartphones from Etisalat with its smart pay plans up to 24 months.

OPPO Reno and Reno 10X Zoom : Full Hardware Specs, Features, Price and Availability

At the Reno series launch event, OPPO also announced a new “OPPO MEA 5G Landing Project” with leading regional carrier Etisalat and Zain. The project will further enhance 5G development in the region after the first 5G smartphone commercial co-test from both parties earlier this month.

The company’s global 5G Landing Project is a proposed initiative by OPPO and leading global carriers aimed at bringing 5G products and services to users as soon as possible. To bring true 5G experiences to users, OPPO is committed to working with industry partners including carriers to jointly accelerate the development of 5G.

Speaking at the launch event, Andy Shi, President of OPPO Middle East and Africa, said;
Reno represents the evolution of OPPO; it features a brand-new design concept, philosophy, and communication model. This is a smartphone for the people who want to make waves, for the dream-chasers and the trendsetters who value style, innovation, and premium functionality.

The UAE is also home to a blossoming 5G ecosystem, with collaboration with leading carriers like Etisalat and Zain users could experience 5G at the earliest.
Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer of Etisalat, said:
Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage. Bringing the value of 5G connectivity to consumers will also require close coordination with handset manufacturers. We are excited to be working closely with OPPO on their 5G Landing Project to accelerate the roll out of 5G services and deliver a seamless 5G experience to our customers.