If you’re wondering what happened to the Reno 3 series, you’ve actually had them. What do you mean you didn’t notice? Well, let me explain.…
The Find X2 Neo is in fact a rebadged Reno 3 Pro. Earlier this year, Oppo suggested the Find X branding would replace Reno in the UK.
The last Reno phones were the Reno 2 series, including the excellent all-screen, no-notch, Reno 2. In March 2020 Oppo launched the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro, and later in May, added two more handsets (Neo and Lite) to complete the family.
Now, for whatever reason, the Reno range has returned and with three new models too, although availability depends on whether you wish to buy SIM-free, or on a pay-monthly contract with one of the four networks that have chosen to take the Reno 4 Pro only.
I’m told that at least one network will be discounting the current Find X2 series phones as a consequence, so if you’re looking at a current model it’s worth waiting until these go on sale October 16th to see what money can be saved.
I’m also told EE intends to offer an accessory bundle, either at launch or soon after. Again, keep a look out.
All of the pricing and availability information can be found at the end, but let’s first look some of the new features that can be found on these new models.
First up, the Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro now come with a Sony IMX708 ultra night wide-angle video lens, allowing vastly improved wider angle shots in the dark. For mobile photographers, this will likely be the most significant improvement, and one I can’t wait to try on my forthcoming review unit.
All models are 5G, with the entry-level Reno 4 Z being one of the first handsets to use the MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset.
Perhaps rather surprisingly, it’s the same entry-level model that comes with the 120Hz display. The Reno 4 makes do with a standard 60Hz panel, and the Pro a 90Hz panel. All but the Reno 4 Z are AMOLED.
The top two models also get Oppo’s excellent Super VOOC 2.0 charging, at 65W, allowing a 0-100% charge in around half an hour. It’s insanely fast.
All three models are also extremely thin, although it’s the flagship that takes the crown with a depth of just 7.6mm. That’s a millimetre thinner than the Find X2 Neo, which was – at launch – the thinnest 5G phone available.
Oppo Reno 4 Z
Oppo Reno 4
Oppo Reno 4 Pro
|Reno 4 Z (5G)|
|Reno 4 (5G)|
|Reno 4 Pro (5G)|
|163.8 x 75.5 x 8.1mm|
|159.3 x 74 x 7.8mm|
|159.6 x 72.5 x 7.6mm|
|MediaTek Dimensity 800||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|16MP + 2MP Hole Punch Selfie camera|
48MP (Main) + 8MP (Ultra Wide) + 2MP (Mono) + (Retro) 2MP
|32MP + 2MP Hole Punch Selfie camera|
48MP (Main) + 8MP (Ultra Wide) + 2MP (Mono) + LDAF
|32MP Hole Punch Selfie Camera|
48MP (Main) + 12MP IMX708 (Ultra-Wide) + 13MP (5x Hybrid Tele) + LDAF
|Side Fingerprint Scanner (power button)||In Display Fingerprint Scanner||In Display Fingerprint Scanner|
|Dew White / Ink Black|
Gorilla Glass 3+
|Oppo Reno Glow Galactic Blue/Space Black|
Gorilla Glass 3+
|Oppo Reno Glow Galactic Blue or Space Black|
Gorilla Glass 5
|18W Charging||65W Super VOOC 2.0||65W Super VOOC 2.0|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
Pricing & Availability
Reno 4 (£499) and Reno 4 Z (£329) available in all colours, plus Reno 4 Pro Galactic Blue (£699), from October 16th.
EE, O2 and Virgin Media
Reno 4 Pro Galactic Blue (£699), from October 16th.
Reno 4 Pro Space Black (£699), from October 16th.
More info: Oppo