OPPO Reno 4 launches, a standard 90Hz display and much more exciting features

With the introduction of the Reno series last year, OPPO has been making steady progress in the upper mid-range and flagship models. Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro are the successors of the much discussed Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro. The Reno 3 series was powered with Mediatek Dimensity chipsets, while the Reno 4 series went back using Qualcomm SoC. After its launch in China, and a delayed global release the Reno 4 Pro ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.

The Chinese variant of the OPPO Reno 4 is different than that of the global variant. The Reno 3 successor is different in terms of dimensions, weight and built material. The phone is lighter than its Chinese variant, but with a plastic composite rather than its AG glass Chinese alternative. This anti-glare finish also comes in two colour variant Starry Night and Silky Black.

Reno 4

The Reno 4 Camera

The 4 Pro variant comes with a quad camera setup with a 48MP primary camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP mono sensor for phase detection. The Chinese alternative has a Laser autofocus. The front camera features a 32MP camera with a Sony IMX616 sensor which is similar to that of the One Plus Nord and Realme X3 SuperZoom. Besides supporting the Optical Image Stabilisation on the primary rear camera, the phone also supports Electronic Image Stabilisation for videos recorded using the front camera.

Display

The device comes with a  6.5-inch curved Super AMOLED display which is similar to its Chinese version. The display covers 100$ of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and have a peak brightness of 1100 nits. With a boasted 5000000:1 high contrast ration, the device has also managed to keep a manageable 92% screen to body ratio. The display also comes with a punch-hole cutout for the front camera along with a challenging 90Hz refresh rate which is nowadays common on mid-range devices.

Specs

The OPPO Reno 4 Pro global variant is packed with an 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 720G chipset. This shows that the device will not come with any 5G support. The phone also has a 128 UFS 2.1 storage which can be expanded further using the dedicated microSD card slot. The device also comes with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technology that can recharge the entire 4,000mAh battery in about 30 minutes. OPPO provides a 65W charger within the box.

Amal Varghese

A lecturer by profession and an admirer of transitions. I love the way the technological world revolves around me from the introduction of an earpiece to the computing device in a space shuttle, every tiny detail amuses me. I try to put my fascination to words for all the fanatics of this evolution who are ironically hooked to its benefits anyway. Proud to be a part of this generation who saw a tape-recording cassette with 5 songs and a cloud streaming service with a zillion songs inside your pocket.

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