+ Wednesday July 24th, 2019

Oppo has sent out an invite to the press for a launch event to be held on 24 April in Zurich, and although the tagline is a bit cheesy – “Beyond the obvious” – the event itself is to launch something that’s far from it.

The upcoming event is for Oppo’s new flagship phone dubbed “Reno”. Not only will this be a 5G handset, but it will also be the first to feature Oppo’s 10X zoom technology.

We saw this technology previewed at MWC 2019 earlier this year – like Huawei, Oppo’s zoom comprises a 5X optical zoom and 10X hybrid setup, and it works impressively well. The camera array is said to combine a 48-megapixel primary lens, 120-degree ultra wide angle lens and a telephoto as well.

Oppo is also expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 top of the line processor in the Reno (given they are Qualcomm partners), an edge-to-edge OLED display and even a pop-up front-facing camera.

There may also be a lite version of the Reno announced, but that’s just rumour at this stage.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this launch event to see what Oppo’s been working on!

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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