Oppo’s latest range of mid-range smartphones has come to Europe, and the Reno 8 series features three different phones that sport some pretty unique features while not taking the flagship brand away from the department. Top company Find X5 series. The Oppo Reno 8 series is confirmed to be released in Europe, including the UK, but there is currently no word on whether these phones will land in the US. Historically the brand has not sold its phones in the US, so it is unlikely that you will easily be able to buy these.
The Oppo Reno 8 series arrived in China in May this year before landing in India in July. This is the third time that the company has announced these smartphones, and they are scheduled to go on sale on September 1 in the UK and other European markets.
Oppo Reno 8 Pro is the most exciting of these three devices, with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 Max chipset inside, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It features a 6.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 2412 x 1080 and a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery is 4,500mAh at hand, and you will get 80W SuperVOOC charging which we have seen to be the best on Find X5 Pro.
The cameras are where Oppo is supporting this phone heavily with a powerful 50MP IMX766 primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP IMX355 camera with f/2.2 aperture, and 112-degree field of view see like a 2MP macro camera. On the front is a powerful 32MP IMX709 selfie camera with a clear display to match performance in low light.
The company’s MariSilicon X imaging NPU is part of the camera system that provides what it calls “infinite video capabilities.” It allows brighter and more detailed videos at night than other smartphones in its class. We haven’t tested this yet, but we’re excited to see how it performs on the Reno 8 series. The Oppo Reno 8 Pro is the same price as the Google Pixel 6, so it will be interesting to see how the two compare.
The Reno 8 model is similar, but there are some important differences. The phone has a 6.4-inch 90Hz display, and a MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset
All of these phones run Android 12 as part of ColorOS 12, but expect them to be upgraded to ColorOS 13 which has been released as Android 13 soon. The company has announced the software recently, and while Oppo’s priority is to get it to the Find X5 series, we think it will arrive on the Reno 8 series soon after.
On top of all these phones, the company also introduced its new tablet, the Pad Air, to the European market. This product has become special for people living in China. It features a 10.36-inch 2K display, a Snapdragon 680 chipset, and a 7,100mAh battery that the company says will last for over 10 hours. Oppo has been trying to revive the tablet market with the launch of the Oppo Pad.
Finally, the company also announced two new devices: Oppo Band 2 Fitness tracker and Oppo Enco X2. We don’t know much about any of these products, except that the Enco X2 is scheduled to arrive later in September and the Band 2 will go on sale in November.
The Oppo Reno 8 Pro will cost £600/€800, with the Reno 8 at £420/€600 and the 8 Lite at £320 (we don’t know the European price yet). The Pad Air will also go on sale from September 1 at £240 / €300. while the Enco X2 will cost £170 / €200. The Oppo Band 2 will cost £60 / €70. Oppo says the price will change slightly All over Europe, so you may want to check your specific store.