The Reno8 series is going global with two models – the Reno8 and Reno8 Pro. The latter launched as the Reno8 Pro+ in China in May, while the first one is an upgraded version of what is dubbed Reno8 in China. This means that both global phones are quite similar, except for two major changes. Let’s start with the Pro and what makes is special before moving on to the Reno8 and the shared features.
Oppo Reno8 and Reno 8 Pro are launching globally
Oppo Reno8 Pro
The Oppo Reno8 Pro is powered by the customized Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, This 5nm chip has four Cortex-A78 cores, four A55 and a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. It has a fairly capable ISP, but image processing tasks are actually delegated to Oppo’s in-house MariSilicon X chip, which has 18 TOPS of number crunching power and works in 20-bit dynamic range. We will get back to the cameras in a second.
The other major advantage of the Pro is the 6.7” AMOLED display. It has 1,080 x 2,412px resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support (plus the certifications for high-quality video streaming from Netflix and Amazon).
PUBG can run on the Reno8 Pro in 90Hz mode, a first for the Reno series (phones need to be whitelisted for high refresh rate mode). Another cool feature for this game is Background Update: updates are downloaded in the background and you will see a hovering button when it’s ready to install (not available in Japan and India).
Both Reno8 phones have the same camera setups, at least as far as the hardware is concerned – the Pro model will have better processing thanks to that MariSilicon chip.
The main camera on the back is based on the 50MP Sony IMX766, a 1/1.56” sensor (1.0µm pixels) behind an f/1.8 7P lens (23mm) with omni-directional PDAF, dual native ISO and 12-bit image output .
Also on the back is an 8MP ultra wide camera (IMX355, 1/4”, 1.12µm) with a 112° 16mm lens. Finally, there is a 2MP macro camera on here.
Flipping over to the front, the selfie camera is based on the 32MP IMX709 sensor (1/2.74”, 0.8µm). This sensor uses an RGBW matrix for better low light performance. Another thing to note is that this selfie camera has autofocus and a fairly wide FoV of 90°. Both the IMX709 and the IMX766 support DOL-HDR for 4x wider dynamic range.
There are a few other perks left to mention. The Pro model has dual speakers and an X-axis linear motor for haptic feedback. There is also an extra layer of graphite to lead head out through the back. The back of the Pro is made out of glass, by the way.
The Oppo Reno8 Pro will be available in India from July 19, starting at ₹46,000 for the 8/256GB version. There is also a version with 12GB of RAM.
The Oppo Reno8 is powered by the Dimensity 1300. It is built on an older 6nm node, but has the same CPU make-up, 4x A78 and 4x A55, the GPU is an older generation Mali-G77 MC9.
The chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) as well as 256GB storage (UFS 3.1). Note that the Indian version is getting only 128GB storage. Both phones are launching with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.
The other difference between vanilla and Pro is the screen. The vanilla Reno8 comes with a 6.4” AMOLED display with roughly the same FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate (no HDR10 here, though).
The camera setup on the Reno8 is the same as on the Pro model (and as on the Reno7 Pro for that matter). Both phones have Ultra Clear Night Portrait modes and style themselves as “Portrait Experts”.
The IMX709 sensor in the selfie camera uses an RGBW matrix to let more light in
Both phones run on a 4,500mAh battery, despite their size difference. This battery charges using an 80W SuperVOOC system, which gets to 50% in 11 minutes. Of if you need a quick top-up while gaming, 5 minutes of charging are enough to go for 2 more hours. Note that in countries with 110V electricity charging tops out at 66W.
The Battery Health Engine reduces battery degradation to extend the cell’s life to 1,600 charge/discharge cycles, which works out to 4 years of daily charging.
The Oppo Reno8 will be available from July 25 starting at ₹39,000.
The Oppo Reno8 series is launching in India, the Pro will be available tomorrow, the vanilla next week