Oppo today formalized the arrival in France of the three members of the Reno4 series. These are the Reno4 Pro, the Reno4 and the Reno4 z. Compatible with 5G, they will hit the French stalls on October 22 at prices ranging from 379 euros to 799 euros. The Oppo Watch 44mm eSIM will be released at the same time. And pre-orders start October 2.
As expected, Oppo organized a livestream this morning to announce the marketing in the West (especially in Europe) of the Reno4 series. Three models will arrive in France. There are of course the Reno4 Pro 5G and Reno4 5G, which the brand presented in China last June, just a few months after the Reno3. And there is the Reno4 z 5G, a more affordable model that is supposed to compete with the excellent OnePlus Nord and its very aggressive price / quality ratio.
Reno4 Pro: a Find X2 Neo “bis”
Let’s start the presentations with the Reno4 Pro, already formalized for several months. We won’t dwell on it too much. It is a successor to the Find X2 Neo, although the latter will continue to be sold by Oppo until the end of the year. The Reno4 Pro takes a large part of the technical sheet: 6.5-inch AMOLED Full HD + screen (90 Hz compatible and, small novelty, HDR10 +), fingerprint reader integrated under the panel, 32-megapixel selfie sensor placed in a punch, Snapdragon 765G with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
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The Reno4 Pro has only three photo sensors (the first two of which are taken from the Find X2 Neo): 48-megapixel stabilized main sensor, 13-megapixel sensor with telephoto (2x optical zoom, digital zoom up to 20x) and 12 megapixel sensor with 120 ° wide-angle lens (replacing the 8 megapixel sensor). The monochrome filter of the Find X2 Neo is replaced by a laser autofocus. On the energy side, the Reno4 Pro has two 2000 mAh batteries. The smartphone is SuperVOOC 2.0 compatible (65 watts fast charge).
Reno4: a revamped version of the Find X2 Lite
The Reno4 replaces the Find X2 Lite. It also takes a good part of the technical sheet. 6.4-inch Full HD + AMOLED display (60Hz refresh rate), Snapdragon 765G, 8GB storage, 128GB RAM, underscreen fingerprint reader. You will also find the same main 48 megapixel photo sensor and the same 8 megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens. The 2-megapixel monochrome filter is also present, as well as the 32-megapixel selfie sensor.
Three changes to note. First, the Find X2 Lite’s macro sensor is replaced by a laser autofocus, like the Reno4 Pro. Then, the selfie sensor is accompanied by a second 2 megapixel sensor (depth calculation) to improve self-portraits. Finally, the Find X2 Lite’s 4025 mAh battery is replaced by two 2010 mAh batteries. And who says two batteries, says SuperVOOC 2.0, the 65-watt fast charge from Oppo.
Reno4 z: an ambiguous technical sheet
The last smartphone of this trio is therefore the Reno4 z, a light version of the Reno4 with a slightly different design (especially in terms of the photo block which makes one think of the iPhone or the Pixels). It is a distant successor to the Reno2 z that Oppo launched in France. Like its big brothers, it is also 5G compatible. It will compete with the OnePlus North on its preferred terrain : 5G smartphones for less than 400 euros. And its technical sheet is credible enough to accomplish this task, even if its platform will not necessarily be so sharp.
Indeed, the Reno4 z relies on the Dimensity 800, the affordable 5G chipset from MediaTek. It is supported by 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and a 4000 mAh battery compatible with 18 watt fast charging. The Reno4 z technical sheet offers good and bad. The screen is a good example: a large 6.57-inch Full HD + panel with 120Hz refresh rate (even better than the Reno4 Pro), but LTPS LCD backlighting (less qualitative than AMOLED).
Likewise in the photo: quadruple sensor on the rear, including a 48-megapixel main sensor with lens opening at f / 1.7), but two identical 2 megapixel sensors which seem to duplicate each other. The fourth sensor is an 8 megapixel model with a panoramic lens. Up front, you will also find two 16 + 2 megapixel sensors inspired by those of the Reno4. This somewhat ambiguous technical sheet shows that the challenge of the Reno4 z against the OnePlus North will not be easy.
Available October 22, from 379 euros to 799 euros
Let’s end these presentations with price and availability. The three smartphones will be on sale from October 22 (same day as Oppo Watch 44mm eSIM), after a pre-order period starting tomorrow, October 2nd. During this pre-order period, if you purchase a Reno4 or Reno4 Pro, you will receive a Bang & Olufsen wireless headset. This partly compensates for the somewhat high price of the Reno4 and, above all, the Reno4 Pro.
Because, yes, these two smartphones are not cheap. The Reno4 Pro is offered at 799 euros, while the Reno4 will be sold 549 euros. They are both sold 100 euros more than their predecessors (Find X2 neo and Find X2 Lite, respectively) for rather meager improvements. In addition, the Finds will logically drop in price at the end of the year. So the gap will be even bigger. As for the Reno4 z, it will be on sale at 379 euros. This is priced very slightly below the OnePlus Nord. This seems to us to be much more judicious.