“With the F series discontinued, the OPPO F11 and F11 Pro are the last models in the series”
Not just the R series, OPPO is replacing its F series for the recently founded Reno series smartphones. The latter was announced in China last month, and as of now, consists of two smartphones: Reno and a Reno 10X Zoom Edition that packs periscope lens to offer 10X digital zoom. OPPO now seems to be planning to position Reno as the replacement for its F series of smartphones. This means that the OPPO F11 and F11 Pro, which were launched in back in March in India, are the last offerings in the lineup.
A reliable source close to the matter has told 91mobiles that, “OPPO’s mobile division has completed its 10-year anniversary in China, and on the occasion, it wants to make some changes to its lineup. OPPO will be discontinuing the F series the lineup, and replacing it with Reno series.” The source added, “The changes will reflect in India as well, where the vendor has completed 5 years.”
The Reno series smartphones are scheduled to launch in India on May 28th. While the source hasn’t confirmed this, it’s likely that the standard Reno handset will replace the F series in the mid-range segment and the Reno 10X Zoom Edition with Snapdragon 855 SoC will take the upper mid-range space where OPPO R17 Pro smartphone once used to be. OPPO had previously confirmed that it’ll not launch anymore R series phones and will instead make use of its Reno and Find series of the devices as its de facto flagships.
As stated above, the Reno 10X Zoom Edition boasts of 10X hybrid zoom mechanism along with 160mm telephoto lens and 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor to provide one of the longest zooming abilities on a phone. The handset is driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC and features a full-screen design with 6.65-inch AMOLED display and a Shark Fin pop-up selfie module. The front camera of the phone gets a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 out of the box and houses a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charge.
The OPPO Reno, on the other hand, packs a 6.4-inch full-screen display and Snapdragon 710 SoC ticking at its core. The phone sports a dual 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensor on the rear and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter on the wedge-shaped pop-up camera. Other features include a 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging tech, ColorOS 6.0 UI, and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB onboard storage.
With inputs from Mukesh Singh