Oppo Reno 10x Zoom smartphone gets official launch

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom smartphone gets official launch

Oppo has (finally) officially launched its Reno 10x Zoom smartphone which, as its name suggests, boasts a 10z zoom camera as well as a novel pop-up, 16-megapixel selfie cam.

The Chinese manufacturer has been teasing the phone for months and officially launched the Reno series today, which also includes a 5G version – the Oppo Reno 5 – and a basic version.

In its three-camera array, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom boasts a second camera offering 13-megapixel resolution and an f/3 aperture lens. Why are we mentioning the second camera first?

That’s because the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom’s secondary camera boasts a periscope-style telephoto lens offering a 16-160mm hybrid zoom. While the camera name states it is 10x zoom, it’s true optical reach is actually 6x. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom reaches the extra 4x via computational methods.

The primary camera here offers 48-megapixel resolution with a f/1.7 lens and built-in image stabilisation. This matches the recent Xiaomi Mi 9 and Honor View 20.

A third camera on the rear offers 8-megapixel resolution with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens providing a 120-degree field of view.

And not to be forgotten, Oppo has delivered a 16-megapixel selfie camera not on the front, but in a pop-up mechanism on top of the phone.

In terms of video, the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom can record 4K at 60fps. Other features include a 6.6-inch display and the Snapdragon 855 chipset.

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom price tag will be €800 / $890, with a rlease date set for June.