Earlier this month Oppo unveiled the 5G connected duo of the Reno5 and Reno5 Pro. Now the company quietly launched a 4G version of the Reno5. It is fairly similar to its sibling, with some key differences – the connectivity, of course, which that also necessitated a new chipset.
Or rather an old one. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset, which was also used in the Reno4 4G from a few months ago. The new model brings several improvements over the 4-series to put it more in line with the other Reno5 models.
The Oppo Reno5 4G upgrades the 6.4” AMOLED panel to 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The resolution remains at 1080p+. The screen offers full sRGB coverage in Light mode while Vivid mode goes over 100% on sRGB and covers 93% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. HD resolution is supported in Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, plus you get to enjoy Dolby Atmos audio.
Another upgrade is the main camera, which now stars a 64MP sensor behind a bright f/1.7 aperture. The selfie camera also got a boost and now features a 44 MP sensor. The three remaining modules are the same – an 8MP ultrawide-angle camera (119°) and two 2MP modules.
For tricky lighting situations, the Reno5 4G offers Super Night mode and Live HDR, available for both photos and videos. There’s also a number of fun video modes, from split screen view to dual exposure.
The 4,300 mAh battery is slightly larger than on the Reno4 (4,015 mAh) and charges faster too – from 30W it goes up to 50W. Interestingly, it comes with the same 65W charger as its 5G sibling and while it stops short of the 65W maximum, a full charge still takes only 48 minutes.
Adding an overpowered charger is quite generous at a time when other makers are removing the accessories from their flagship packages. This charger supports USB Power Delivery PPS, so you can use it for your other gadgets too. Also, there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack on board – the Reno5 is bucking 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 storage. The card slot can house two SIMs plus a microSD to expand the 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
The Oppo Reno5 4G is launching in Vietnam first. It is available for pre-order from the Oppo Shop and several local retailers. The price is set at VND 8,690,000, which works out to $375/€305. Shipments will start on January 9, but you can score a Bluetooth wireless speaker if you order now (worth VND 1,290,000).
Source (in Vietnamese)