Oppo has just launched the long-rumored Reno 6 series in the Chinese market, consisting of the standard, Pro and Pro + models, all with triple rear cameras and 65W fast charging.
True to form, the Reno line has been updated in six months, as the Reno 5 series didn’t debut in the native Oppo market in China until mid-December 2020. The most This new line’s big improvement over its predecessors is a new series of chipsets running the show.
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Oppo reno 6
The base Reno 6 is visually distinguished by its flat-sided design, reminiscent of Apple’s iPhone 12 series (which in turn is reminiscent of the original iPhone 4). It centers around a 6.4-inch Full HD + 90Hz AMOLED display and is powered by MediaTek’s recently announced 6nm Dimensity 900 chipset, focused on the mid-range, giving it 5G capabilities.
A triple camera setup – led by a 64 MP unit and accompanied by an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor and 2 MP macro (with a patch for selfies 32 MP) – occupies the front and rear corners of the Reno 6, while a 4300mAh battery with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charge (as in the other inputs of the Reno 6) is also present.
The local price of the Reno 6 is CNY 2,799 (approx. $ 310) for the base 8 GB RAM / 128 GB model, or CNY 3,199 (approx. $ 355) for the 12 GB RAM / 256 GB model, and will be available (in China) from June. 11.
Oppo Reno 6 Pro and Reno 6 Pro +
Aesthetically, the Reno 6 Pro and Pro + appear almost identical in design, with more rounded shapes reminiscent of previous recent Reno devices (like their direct predecessors).
Both models have 6.55-inch 90Hz Full HD + AMOLED displays and both have 4,500mAh batteries, still with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 charging. Where things differ is in their chipsets and camera configuration.
Equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200+ (which, again, stands for 5G), the Reno 6 Pro features a 64 MP main sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide snapper, and 2 MP macro snapper (similar to the Reno standard 6), supported by a 2 MP depth sensor.
The Reno 6 Pro + camera, meanwhile, is inspired by that of the flagship Oppo Find X3 Pro, and has a Sony IMX776 50Mp main sensor, accompanied by an ultra-wide 16 MP snapper, a 2x 13 MP telephoto sensor and the 2 MP depth sensor requirement. In addition, it builds on the performance of its predecessor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with 5G support.
As for Software, all three models run on Android 11 with the company’s own ColorOS 11.3 on top.
Unlike the base phone, the Pro and Pro + go on sale in China earlier on June 5. The 6 Pro starts at 3,499 yen ($ 390) for the 8GB RAM / 128GB model, while the 12GB RAM / 256GB version sells for 3,799 yen ($ 420).
The Plus, meanwhile, costs 3,999 yen ($ 440) for the 8GB RAM / 128GB model and 4,499 yen ($ 500) for the 12GB RAM / 256GB version.
We covered the launch of the new Reno 6 series on our weekly podcast, Fast Charge, as well as the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and our review of the ZTE Axon 30 Ultra: