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    The Chinese smartphone maker OPPO Electronics has officially launched Oppo Reno 5 5G and Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G smartphones in its home country. The new Reno 5 series are the first handsets to boot Android 11 out-of-the-box.

    Spec-wise, both the handsets look identical. However, the major difference is the inclusion of MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. Starting December 18th, both the handsets are available for sale on JD.com.

    As the name suggests, they are meant to be part of the 5G ecosystem. Let’s have a detailed analysis of each handset in Oppo Reno5 series.

    OPPO Reno5 5G specifications:

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    It sports a 6.43-inch full HD+ OLED display with 1080x2400p resolution. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset (7nm) and 8/12GB RAM, the handset houses an inbuilt 256GB non-expandable storage.

    Following the trend, the OPPO Reno5 5G handset sports a 90Hz refresh rate with 430 nits brightness. On the optics front, there’s a quad-camera setup at the rear with 64MP as the primary lens with f/1.7 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP lens for macro and portrait snaps with f/2.4 aperture.

    For selfies and video calling, there’s a 32MP selfie camera. Backed by a 4300mAh battery and 65W fast-charging support (reverse charging as well), the OPPO Reno5 5G handset boots ColorOS 11.1 based on the latest Android 11 operating system.

    The smartphone comes in Glitter Blue, Aurora Blue, Midnight Black colour options and retails at 2699 yuan (approximately ₹30400) and the higher-variant costs 2999 yuan.

    OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G specifications:

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    The Reno 5 Pro 5G variant gets a larger 6.55-inch FHD plus display with higher brightness 500nits. The refresh rate is up to 90Hz and touch sample rate is up to 120Hz. The core difference lies in the backing of high-end MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor.

    Surprisingly, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G also comes in 2 variants 8/128GB and 12/256GB. Even the camera configuration and other specs remain the same. There’s a slight change in terms of battery. It is backed by 4350mAh battery along with 65W super flash charge support.

    The other noticeable difference is its support for advanced wireless connectivity including Wi-Fi 6 and NFC. The Reno 5 Pro 5G is priced at 3399 yuan (approximately ₹38290) and 3799 CNY (approx. ₹42,400) respectively.

    The OPPO Reno 5 Pro 5G comes in Star River Dreams, Aurora Blue, Moon Nights and Star Wish Red (New Year Edition).

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    What’s Your Opinion?

    Undoubtedly, theirs is enthusiasm over the launch of OPPO Reno5 series. However, other than 5G, 90Hz OLED and 65W fast charging, I don’t see anything great in the OPPO Reno5 5G handset. A simple comparison would rate OnePlus Nord 5G as a better pick.

    Similarly, one could try Realme X7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro in this price range. But I would like to try the new MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor.

    Do you agree with my opinion? Share your thoughts.

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