OPPO Reno 8 series: specs, price, features and everything you need to know

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OPPO’s Reno series is the company’s other mid-to-high-end smartphone offering apart from its Find X series. turned to the new Reno series. Earlier this week, the company officially introduced its Reno 8 series, containing the OPPO Reno 8, OPPO Reno 8 Pro, and OPPO Reno 8 Pro+ in China. Here’s everything you need to know.

Design

OPPO Reno 8 design Source: OPPO

Starting with the design, all OPPO Reno 8 series smartphones follow the 2022 smartphone trend and feature a flat edge design. The phone now comes with a flat back and the whole design, in general, seems inspired by Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series.

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The camera is certainly different from last year’s Reno 7 series. Instead of sitting in a separate rectangular module, it’s part of the back of the phone. The camera module blends into the aluminum frame of the smartphone. While all three Reno 8 smartphones come with a similar camera bump, there are different camera sensors inside.

As for the buttons and the location of the ports, all three smartphones are equipped with a USB-C port at the bottom. The power button is on the right side with volume rockers on the left. There is no physical fingerprint sensor. Instead, the Reno 8, 8 Pro, and 8 Pro+ use an optical under-display fingerprint sensor. And, as expected, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack for audio output.


Display

OPPO Reno 8 Screen Source: OPPO

The OPPO Reno 8 comes with a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that supports up to 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It features a screen-to-body ratio of 84.7% and a maximum brightness of 800 nits. The Reno 8 Pro comes with a slightly larger 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. The OPPO Reno 8 Pro display supports up to 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and 1300 nits peak brightness.

As expected, the Reno 8 Pro+ comes with the best display of the three smartphones. The 8 Pro+ has a large 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display capable of displaying up to 1 billion colors. It is HDR 10+ compatible and has a peak brightness of 950 nits. A key difference between the Reno 8 Pro+ and the 8/Pro is that the punch-hole cutout is present in the middle of the screen, rather than the corner. All three Reno 8 series smartphones use Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

Processor

an image of a phone capturing a panoramic background with snapdragon 7 gen 1 rendering also on the screen Source: Qualcomm

The processor is one area where the three Reno 8 series smartphones differ a lot. Starting with the base variant, the vanilla Reno 8 is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1300 processor. The Dimensity 1300 is an octa-core processor based on 6nm node process technology. It comes with one Cortex-A78 clocked at 3.0 GHz, three Cortex-A78 clocked at 2.6 GHz, and four efficient A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz.

OPPO Reno 8 Pro, on the other hand, is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s recently introduced Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor. As we learned, the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is based on TSMC’s 4nm node process. It is an octa-core chipset with one Cortex-A710 core clocked at 2.4 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.36 GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. It supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G. You can learn more about the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor and the features it offers here.

OPPO Reno 8 Pro+ returns to MediaTek and the smartphone comes with the recently launched Dimensity 8100-Max chipset. This is the same chipset used in the OnePlus 10R smartphone. This chipset is based on a 5nm node process architecture and offers four Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.85 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz. Other features of the Dimensity 8100-Max include 5G support with speeds up to 4.7Gbps, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E.

Camera hardware

OPPO Reno 8 Camera Hardware Source: OPPO

Moving on to the camera hardware, the vanilla OPPO Reno 8 has a triple camera module on the back. This configuration includes a 50MP main sensor, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Yes there is no ultra wide sensor on the OPPO Reno 8. The 32MP camera sits in the punch-hole cutout on the front. The Reno 8 comes with a dynamic capture engine that offers clearer videos, multi-view video mode, AI Radiant Beauty, and more.

Despite the price difference, the OPPO Reno 8 Pro and Reno 8 Pro+ have the same camera hardware. This triple-camera setup includes a 50MP IMX766 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro camera. Oddly, there’s no OIS in the main camera on the Reno 8 Pro and Reno 8 Pro+. However, this does not mean that the camera is inferior to non-Pro smartphone models.

One of the main differences between the Pro and non-Pro models is that the 8 Pro and Pro+ come with the company’s independent MariSilicon X NPU for image processing. This image processor brings features like AI noise reduction and enhancements for better low-light photography. Plus, it brings features like dual-core portrait photography, a dynamic capture engine, AI Radiant Beauty mode, 4K HDR videos (capped at 30fps), and more.

Battery and software

The three smartphones, Reno 8, Reno 8 Pro and Reno 8 Pro+, come with a 4,500mAh battery cell that supports 80W wired charging. OPPO claims that its 80W charging technology can fill the Reno 8 series from 0-45% in 10 minutes and fully charge the phone in just about 30 minutes. To keep everything fresh, the Reno 8 series features a layer of supercrystalline graphite on the back. All devices run on OPPO’s latest ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.

Price and availability

OPPO Reno 8 Series Official Source: OPPO

OPPO launched the Reno 8 series in China only. It is currently available for pre-order and will go on sale in the country from June 1, 2022. There is no word yet on the international release, but there are high hopes that some of these smartphones will also be launched. on the world market (especially in European countries). We’ll update this page as more details become available on the international release.

When it comes to colors, OPPO Reno 8 and 8 Pro come in three colors: black, blue, and a gold color option with a tint. On the other hand, the Reno 8 Pro+ is available in three different (and exclusive) colors: black, silver and mint. Hopefully pricing will remain similar when the smartphone launches in international markets, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. Here are the pricing details for the OPPO Reno 8 series.

Variant OPPO Reno 8 OPPO Reno 8 Pro OPPO Reno 8 Pro+
8/128 GB ~$375 ~$450
8/256 GB ~$405 ~$480 ~$555
12/256 GB ~$450 ~$525 ~$599

Technical specifications

Smartphone OPPO Reno 8 OPPO Reno 8 Pro OPPO Reno 8 Pro+
Operating system ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12) ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12) ColorOS 12.1 (Android 12)
Dimensions 160.6 x 73.4 x 7.7mm 161×74.2×7.6mm 161.2×74.2×7.3mm
Mass 179g 188g 183g
Display 6.43-inch, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED, 90Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.62-inch, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.7-inch, 1080 x 2412, AMOLED, 120Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor MediaTek Dimension 1300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 MediaTek Dimension 8100-Max
RAM 8/12 GB 8/12 GB 8/12 GB
ROMs 128/256 GB (UFS 3.1) 128/256 GB 256 GB
Expandable storage Nope Nope Nope
Rear cameras 50MP, ƒ/1.8, PDAF, wide angle
2MP, ƒ/2.4, macro
2MP, depth, ƒ/2.4
No ultra-wide lens
50MP, ƒ/1.8, PDAF, wide angle
8MP, ƒ/2.2, ultra-wide, 120 degree FoV
2MP, macro, ƒ/2.4
50MP, ƒ/1.8, PDAF, wide angle
8MP, ƒ/2.2, ultra-wide, 120 degree FoV
2MP, macro, ƒ/2.4
Front camera 32 MP, ƒ/2.4, wide angle 32 MP, ƒ/2.4, wide angle 32 MP, ƒ/2.4, wide angle
Security Fingerprint (under display, optical) Fingerprint (under display, optical) Fingerprint (under display, optical)
Connectivity WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
Ports USB-C USB-C USB-C
Battery 4500mAh 4500mAh 4500mAh
loading 80W 80W 80W
Colors Black, Blue, Gold Black, Blue, Gold Black, Silver, Mint
Starting price ~$375 ~$450 ~$555

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