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Oppo launches the Reno – its first 5G smartphone – and almost cracks 2Gbps in a speed test


Oppo has launched its first ever 5G smart phone – the Reno 5G – which includes a pop-up Pivot Camera and 10x hybrid zoom along with an immersive 6.6-inch OLED display. And it almost cracked the 2Gbps speed when the company performed a speed test at the Telstra headquarters in the Sydney CBD.

The Reno series will be available in 4G and 5G variants and combines sleek design and impressive features.

Oppo Australia managing director Michael Tran did a live speed test at the product’s launch using the Speedtest app and reached 1.942Gbps.

Apart from the faster 5G connectivity, the new Oppo Reno also achieves a new level of photography with the new front camera that pops up from the top of the device when needed.

Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The Oppo Reno has an impressive 93.1 per cent screen to body ratio with the chin of the device measuring just 3.5mm wide.

The screen is also covered with sixth generation Corning Gorilla Glass for increased durability.

The rear panel of the Oppo smartphone, which includes the camera, has no protrusions with the lenses contained under the curved 3D glass chassis.

The concealed front 16-megapixel camera can be seen in just 0.8 seconds when the pivot system rises from the top of the device.

The rear cameras include a 48-megapixel primary lens, a 13-megapixel periscope telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens.

These lenses combine to provide a full focal length of 16mm – 160mm and achieving a 10x hybrid zoom.

There is also a dual OIS (optical image stabilisation) to ensure your photos are sharp at every focal length.

The new Ultra Night Mode 2.0 also utilises multi-frame noise reduction and multi-frame HDR technology to produce impressive images in low light.

On the video side, the Oppo Reno can capture 4K UHD video at 60 frames per second and with optical and electronic image stabilisation.

Also on board is Hidden Fingerprint Unlock 2.0 which is hidden beneath the screen and includes an all-new lighting system and algorithm to improve the unlocking speed by 28 per cent.

The device has 4,065mAh battery which also includes the new VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology.

The Reno series has a system optimisation feature which can provide improvements when playing games, opening apps and for overall performance.

The Oppo Reno 5G will be priced at $1,499 and available to pre-order from May 31 through Telstra and JB Hi-Fi and will include a set of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones valued at $499.95.

Customers who purchase the Reno 5G after it goes on sale on June 11 will receive the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earphones valued at $299.95.

The Reno 10x Zoom 4G will go on sale on June 11 through Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, Mobileciti, Woolworths Mobile, Wireless1 and Telechoice and includes a set of Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earphones valued at $299.95.