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Oppo Reno 4 series lands in Europe with capable cameras and 5G

While Oppo’s Reno 4 series originally launched in the company’s homeland of China back in June, various members of the lineup have started to creep into new international markets, which now includes Europe.

While there are technically eight Reno 4 series devices in total, only three are launching in Europe as part of the company’s 1 October announcement: the Reno 4 Z 5G, Reno 4 5G and Reno 4 Pro 5G.

We’d usually omit the ‘5G’ from a device’s name if it were simply the same as the 4G model with a 5G modem, but in the case of the Reno 4 5G and Reno 4 Pro 5G they’re markedly different devices to their non-5G-capable namesakes; from processors to cameras and more. As for the Reno 4 Z 5G, this looks to be a simple rebrand of April’s Oppo A92s for international markets.

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Here’s a rundown of the specs and highlights for each device:

Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G

The flagship of the Reno 4 line, the 5G-capable Pro comes powered by the ever-popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, backed up by heaps of RAM and plenty of storage.

The standout feature of its rear triple camera setup isn’t the 48Mp primary sensor but rather the custom 12Mp Sony IMX708 sensor (also found on the Oppo Find X2), which is built specifically with video in mind. It adheres to a 16:9 format natively and allows the Reno 4 Pro 5G to shoot ‘Ultra Night Wide’ video – effectively wide-angle low light video that should trounce what’s possible on rival devices (along with offering live-preview HDR capture).

To up the ante further, the Pro 5G integrates Oppo’s existing UltraSteady 3.0 stabilisation into both the rear and front cameras. What’s more, there’s a Cinematic mode that allows for a degree of manual control and colour grading while shooting, rivalling the likes of the Nokia 8.3 5G’s cinematography feature set.

  • 6.5in curved Full HD+ 90Hz OLED display
    • 100% DCI-P3 colour support
    • Peak brightness = 1100nits
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB storage (non-expandable)
  • Triple rear camera:
    • 48Mp main sensor (Sony IMX586) w/ OIS (optical image stabilisation)
    • 12Mp ‘Ultra Night Wide’ video lens (Sony IMX708)
    • 13Mp telephoto (3x optical, 5x hybrid, 20x digital zoom)
    • LDAF (laser detection autofocus)
  • 32Mp front-facing camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Color OS 7.2 atop Android 10
  • 5G
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging
  • 159.6×72.5×7.6mm
  • 172 grams
  • Colours: Galactic Blue, Space Black, Green Glitter

Oppo Reno 4 5G

Like the Pro, the standard Reno 4 5G sports a triple rear camera setup, a Snapdragon 765G chip and impressive 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging that should offer up a 100% charge in under 40 minutes.

Oppo Reno 4 5G press renders

It also shares in the Galactic Blue and Space Black colourways found on the Pro (albeit with some subtle differences), the former of which showcases the company’s patented ‘Reno Glow’ etching process; which as well as bringing a unique optical quality to phones that employ it, is also “fingerprint-proof” in Oppo’s own words – something we’ll no doubt test come review time.

The OLED display this time around doesn’t sport a high refresh rate and is also flat, with a 2.5D curved back helping to wrap around the phone’s 7.8mm-thin waistline. The camera setup is more pedestrian too, although, unlike the Pro 5G, the front-facing snapper is accompanied by a 2Mp depth sensor.

  • 6.4in flat Full HD+ 60Hz OLED display
    • 96% NTSC colour support
    • Peak brightness = 800nits
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage (non-expandable)
  • Triple rear camera:
    • 48Mp main sensor (Sony IMX586)
    • 8Mp ultrawide-angle lens
    • 2Mp mono
    • LDAF (laser detection autofocus)
  • Dual front camera:
    • 32Mp main sensor
    • 2Mp bokeh sensor
  • Mono speaker
  • Color OS 7.2 atop Android 10
  • 5G
  • 4020mAh battery
  • 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 fast charging
  • 159.3×74×7.8mm
  • 183 grams
  • Colours: Galactic Blue, Space Black

Oppo Reno 4 Z 5G

Aside from some tinkering with the colourways and a single storage/memory configuration to consider, the most affordable member of this launch is the rebranded A92s, the Reno 4 Z 5G.

Oppo Reno 4 Z 5G press renders

It’s the largest of this particular trio and trades OLED for LCD technology in order to accommodate a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate while still keeping costs down.

It’s also the first phone internationally to debut MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 chip – one of the most affordable 5G-capable SoC out there.

While you’ll find the same RAM and storage as the Reno 4 5G, along with the processor, the fast charging and camera setup have all also been toned down, despite the addition of a fourth camera module on the back.

  • 6.57in flat Full HD+ 120Hz LCD panel
    • 81.5% NTSC colour support
    • Average 400nits brightness
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage (non-expandable)
  • Quad rear camera:
    • 48Mp main sensor (Omnivision OV48B)
    • 8Mp ultrawide-angle lens
    • 2Mp vintage portrait/retro effect lens
    • 2Mp monochrome portrait lens
  • Dual front camera:
    • 16Mp main sensor
    • 2Mp bokeh sensor
  • Mono speaker
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor-cum-power key
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Color OS 7.1 atop Android 10
  • 5G
  • 4000mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging
  • 163.8×75.5×8.1mm
  • 184 grams
  • Colours: Dew White, Ink Black

Reno 4 Z 5G, Reno 4 5G and Reno 4 Pro 5G pricing & availability

As well as their focus on design, cameras and entertainment, this lineup of Reno 4 devices is instrumental in fleshing out Oppo’s already-robust lineup of 5G-capable handsets.

As such, the Reno 4 Z 5G is the company’s most affordable 5G phone yet, pipping the £399 Oppo Find X2 Lite to the post at £329 in the UK, while the Reno 4 5G costs £499 and the Reno 4 Pro 5G, £699 – placing it between the Oppo Find X2 Neo (£599) and the Oppo Find X2 (£899).

All three phones will be available from 16 October with the Reno 4 Z 5G and Reno 4 5G available from Carphone Warehouse, while the Reno 4 Pro 5G will be available in Galactic Blue from EE, O2, Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media, while Vodafone UK will exclusively stock the Space Black variant.

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