On Friday Oppo became the second manufacturer to release a 5G phone in Australia. The Oppo Reno is a super unique device with a wild pop-up ‘shark fin’ selfie cam.
Like Samsung’s 5G S10, the Reno 5G will be available on the Telstra network first. But the plans for it are cheaper. Much cheaper. Also, we actually know how much it is to buy outright.
Here are all of the details.
But first, the specs!
The Oppo Reno 5G comes with a 6.6-inch OLED display with a 93.1% screen-to-body ratio. It’s able to pull this off thanks to the aforementioned pop-up selfie cam (16MP) that I can’t wait to obsessively activate.
At the rear you’ll find a 48MP main, 8MP super-wide and a 13MP periscopic zoom cameras. When you combine them you get a focal length of 16mm – 160mm which creates 10x hybrid zoom.
It can record at 4K 60fps and the video functionality includes 3D audio capture, audio zoom and hybrid stabilisation.
The Reno 5G also comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor, Qualcomm’s X55 modem, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC fast charging 3.0.
Pre-orders for the Reno 5G are available from today and run until June 11. If you’re keen to buy one outright, it will set you back $1,499. It’s available from JB Hi-Fi, The GoodGuys, Officeworks, Mobileciti, Woolworths Mobile, Wireless1 and Telechoice.
If you buy one within four weeks of the June 11 release date you’ll get a pair of Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earphones, which has an RRP of $299.95.
If you’d prefer to buy on a plan, Telstra is your only option at the moment.
The first thing that stands out here is that these plans are a whole lot cheaper than the Samsung S10 5G plans that Telstra currently has on offer. In fact the smallest plan is $42 cheaper a month.
That’s a significant chunk of change, and considering that we saw faster speed tests on the Reno 5G than the Samsung S10 5G at Telstra HQ this week, it certainly makes this device worth considering.
Still, we recommend avoiding the $99 a month as it only comes with 3GB of data. For an extra $5 a month you can bump that up to 20GB, which is far more realistic a cap when you’re investing in high speed internet.
As always, if you want to go completely nuts you can opt for Telstra’s signature $199 a month unlimited plan (which you see across all of its devices, including the Samsung S10 5G) which as the name suggests comes with unlimited data.
While we’re not fans of leasing plans, you do you.
A 4G variant of the Reno will also be on sale in Australia from June 11, but it’s not available for pre-order. It will cost $1,199 outright and we’ll pop up the plans once they’re available. The regular Reno has all of the same specs as the 5G (minus the modem) and has the same buying gift bonus.
You didn't think the 5G news was over for the week, did you? Oppo just announced its new flagship for Australia, the Reno 5G (as well as a non 5G version). You may remember us freaking out over its angled pop up camera a little while back, and now it's arriving here. Here are all the details.Read more