The last time a Reno model was released in Australia was in September 2020, when the Reno4 5G and Reno4 Z 5G were launched.
The Reno8 Lite 5G is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 695 5G SoC which is built on a 6nm process. It has 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage space.
The device is claimed to offer features that support professional portrait photography, with a a 64MP hi-res main camera, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a 16MP front camera.
Selfie HDR captures clear selfies in dimly lit or backlit surroundings. The front camera is claimed to automatically detect background light and use an algorithm to suppress bright light when a backlit face or a bright background is detected, ensuring both subject and background are captured in detail.
The Reno8 Lite 5G has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The display is certified for Netflix HD and Amazon Prime Video HD.
The device marks the debut of OPPO’s Dual Orbit Lights, which are placed behind the two primary cameras.
According to OPPO, "The Dual Orbit Lights light up or blink in electric blue, light blue, cyan blue or baby blue depending on different scenarios, for example when the phone is powering on, charging, receiving an incoming call or unread notification, as well as launching a game."
Australian retailers JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Big W, Woolworths, Bing Lee, and Australia Post will sell the device which will come in two colours: Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black.
Dimensions 159.9 x 73.2 x 7.5 mm (6.30 x 2.88 x 0.30 in)
Weight 173 g (6.10 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IPX4, dust and water resistant
RGB ring lights around the cameras (notifications, charging progress)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM)
Size 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 11, ColorOS 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
GPU Adreno 619
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Triple 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p @ 30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 16 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1.0µm
Features HDR, panorama
Video 1080p @ 30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 33W, 31% in 15 min, 100% in 63 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery
Main image supplied by OPPO Australia