Oppo will organize in Paris, on August 31, a conference dedicated to its Reno 8, Reno 8 Pro and Reno 8 Lite. In addition to these smartphones, the brand plans to present a tablet from its Oppo Pad range.
After the Chinese announcement of its Reno 8 and Reno 8 Pro, Oppo announced on August 24, 2022 that it will present its iconic mid-range series in France. It will not be content with the two aforementioned smartphones, but will also include a logically more affordable Reno 8 Lite.
In terms of features, the device has more or less the same format as the Reno 8 and 8 Pro, with a 6.43-inch Amoled screen (1080 x 2400 pixels), even if the latter will benefit from a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz. The smartphone operates a few other compromises, not only at the software level – it is announced under Android 11 with ColorOS 12, and not Android 12 with ColorOS 12.1 – but also at the hardware level.
First difference: the MediaTek chipsets selected to power the Reno 8 and 8 Pro — Dimensity 1300 and Dimensity 8100 respectively — give way to a Snapdragon 695 chip from Qualcomm, which is nevertheless 5G compatible. It notably equipped the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G from Xiaomi, as well as the Nord CE 2 Lite from OnePlus. The SoC is here flanked by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Compromises in the photo department
Another compromise, and not the least: the Reno 8 Lite does not take advantage of the chip dedicated to MariSilicon X image processing, developed by Oppo, which remains the prerogative of higher-end models. It is also content with a photo block including a main sensor of 64 megapixels with wide-angle optics (f / 1.7), and two sensors of 2 megapixels each, one dedicated to measuring depth and the other at macro (f/2.4 each). A 16 megapixel sensor on the front is dedicated to selfies.
Finally, while the Reno 8 and 8 Pro benefit from fast charging at 80 W, the Reno 8 Lite makes it simpler: it comes with a 33 W charger to power its 4500 mAh battery.
A tablet in ambush
The Reno 8 Lite, like its two brothers, will be at the center of a conference that Oppo will hold on August 31. The brand will reveal the prices and release dates of its devices in France, but not only: it plans to announce an Oppo Pad. This will be the brand’s first tablet to be marketed in France. It remains to be seen whether it will be the Pad Air, formalized on the other side of the globe at the start of the year, or a new model.