Oppo has announced three new handsets to hit the western markets, and this is the company’s top end Renault 4 series launching it.
Originally launched in China, the Oppo Reno 4 and Oppo Reno 4 Pro are now coming to Europe. There is also the Oppo Renault 4Z, which is a new device and looks like a similar Chinese device.
We’ve got everything you need to know about Oppo’s next flagship phones, and below you can find out about the release date, price, specs and more.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? A new series of phones from Oppo
- When is it out October 16, in the UK
- how much does it cost? The cheapest starts at 329
Oppo Reno 4 release date and price
The Oppo Renault 4 series is coming to Europe in October – including the UK, but we have not yet heard whether the device will land in the US or Australia. You can buy them on October 16 for them in the UK.
Oppo phones aren’t often available in the US, so we’re not sure if the devices will ever be released there.
The Renault 4Z is the cheapest of the 93239 (approximately 5 425 / AU $ 600) series, the Renault 4 sits at ਵਿਚਕਾਰ 499 (approximately 50 650 / AU $ 900) in the middle, and the Oppo Renault 4 Pro costs around 699. (Around) $ 900 / AU $ 1,250).
Oppo Reno 4 design and display
The design of the Oppo Renault 4 Series is probably surprising, quite similar in all three handsets.
There are camera bumps in the upper left corner when you look at the back of the handset. There’s also a punch-hole or bullet-shaped selfie slot on the front of each, to eliminate the need for a top bezel and allow for more screen.
They all have a glass rear that has an effect. The Renault 4Z is available in either white or black, while the Renault 4 and Renault 4 Pro are available in black or blue.
Here’s a look at three different phones:
The Renault 4Z comes with a 6.57-inch LCD Full HD + display with a refresh rate of 120 RHz.
The Renault 4, meanwhile, has a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a full HD + resolution, and instead features a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The Renault 4 Pro then has a 6.5-inch AMOLED Full HD + resolution display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The reason Oppo offers lower refresh rates on its two most expensive models is because it’s easier to have a higher refresh rate on an LCD panel (like the Renault 4Z).
Both the Renault 4 and Renault 4 Pro come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, while the scanner is built into the side of the phone instead of being the cheapest entry in the series.
The Oppo Renault has 4 cameras and batteries
The Oppo Renault 4 Pro has the most impressive camera setup on paper with a 48MP main, 12MP Ultra Wide and 13MP telephoto cameras. On the front of the phone is a 32MP selfie camera.
Meanwhile, the Oppo Renault 4 includes a 48MP main camera, an 8MP Ultra-Wide One and a 2MP monochrome shooter. The selfie camera is the same 32MP, but it comes with a 2MP secondary sensor.
Then the cheapest phone – the Renault 4Z – comes with a 48MP main camera, 8MP Ultra-Wide, 2MP Monochrome, and another 2MP camera which Oppo is calling ‘Retro’. That last element is designed to add filters to your photos.
The Renault 4Z and Renault 4 Pro both come with a 4,000mAh battery, while the Oppo Renault 4 is slightly larger at 4,020mAh. Both top-end phones come with 65W fast charging, but the Renault 4Z is limited to 18W charging.
Oppo Reno 4 springs and performance
You’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset that powers both the Renault 4 and Renault 4 Pro, the same chipset we’ve seen included in the Google Pixel 5.
The Renault 4Z features the MediaTek Dimension 800 chipset instead, which we haven’t had the pleasure of using on smartphones yet.
The Renault 4Z and Renault 4 both come with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, while the Pro model comes with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. These are the forms we have been told, but different markets may have different techniques.
All three phones also support 5G – although of course you will need a 5G plan and coverage to take advantage of it.