Following its half-yearly launch schedule, Oppo launched the successor of the Reno 5 series in China today. Just as in the case of the Reno 5 series, there are three phones under the Reno 6 series named the Reno 6, Reno 6 Pro & Reno 6 Pro+. These are the successors to the Reno 5, Reno 5 Pro, and Reno 5 Pro+ respectively. Oppo did not change much when it comes to the design of these phones as they resemble their predecessors a lot.
Design-wise, the vanilla Reno 6 is perhaps the most interesting one among the three since compared to the other two, it has a boxy design like the iPhone 12 series. Oppo didn’t do any cost-cutting in terms of the materials as there is premium glass and metal build. The phone is also pretty slim at just 7.59mm and weighs around 182 grams. The USB Type-C port, speaker grill, and SIM card slot are present on the bottom, the volume rockers are on the left side and the power button is on the right.
On the front, the Reno 6 features a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch-sampling rate. It is also protected with 5th Gen Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, it gets the Dimensity 900 SOC which was recently announced by MediaTek. It is built on the 6nm process and features powerful Cortex-A78 cores. Paired with this chipset are LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage, even though this chip supports LPDDR5 RAM & UFS 3.1 storage.
Speaking of the cameras, there are three on the back. There is a primary 64 Megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 aperture lens paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide lens and a 2 Megapixel macro camera. There is a 32 Megapixel camera for selfies. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos at up to 30 frames per second whereas it is limited to 1080p 30fps in the case of the front shooter.
Finally, the Oppo Reno 6 has a dual battery setup which includes one 2,100mAh and the other 2,400mAh cell. This is because there is support for 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charge. WiFi 6 is supported and so is Bluetooth 5.2. ColorOS 11.3 based on Android 11 runs out of the box.
OPPO RENO 6 PRO – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
While the vanilla Reno 6 has a boxy design, that’s not the case with the Pro version. The Reno 6 Pro has 3D curved glass on the rear and a shiny metal frame that has rounded corners. While the thickness is similar to that of the Reno 6 at 7.6mm, the Reno 6 Pro is surprisingly lighter at 177 grams. There is a curved display on the front with a hole-punch cutout on the top left corner.
It is a 6.55-inch AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate and up to 180Hz touch-response rate. There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection. 500 nits of brightness and 92.1% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, it features the Dimensity 1200 SOC which has an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 3.0GHz. This chip is paired with LPDDR4X RAM and fast UFS 3.1 storage. There is a dual-cell battery that includes 2,200mAh and 2,250mAh cells. So the battery is just 50mAh smaller than the one in Reno 6. There is SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charge support.
Speaking of the camera system, there is one extra 2 Megapixel B&W sensor on this device and the rest of the camera setup remains the same as on the vanilla Reno 6. There is the same 32 Megapixel selfie camera as well. Even with a higher-end SOC, video recording via the rear camera is limited to 4K 30fps.
So in short, the Reno 6 Pro has a curvy design and a more powerful SOC when compared to the Reno 6. Apart from this, there isn’t much difference between the two phones.
OPPO RENO 6 PRO+ – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
Finally, there is the Oppo Reno 6 Pro+, the most feature-packed and also the most expensive phone under this series. Design-wise, it looks similar to the Reno 6 Pro+ with the only difference being a slightly differently designed camera module. It has similar specifications too. For example, the Reno 6 Pro+ has the same 6.55-inch curved AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch-sampling rate. But, the major difference here is the fact that the panel on the Reno 6 Pro+ has a peak brightness of 1,100nits.
The chipset powering this phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 which features an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 3.2GHz. Even though there is a more powerful SOC than the Reno 6 Pro, the Pro+ version sticks with an LPDDR4 RAM. There is UFS 3.1 storage.
The main USP of the Reno 5 Pro+ was its camera setup since it had a 50 Megapixel Sony IMX766 sensor, making it the world’s first smartphone with this camera sensor. The Oppo Reno 6 Pro+ has the same primary 1/1.56″ sensor and the primary camera has OIS as well. There is a secondary 16 Megapixel ultrawide camera, a third 13 Megapixel Telephoto unit with 2X Optical Zoom, and a fourth 2 Megapixel macro camera. On the front, there is a 32 Megapixel camera.
The rear camera is capable of 4K video recording at up to 60fps. There is the same battery capacity as the Reno 6 Pro and the same fast charging support.
OPPO RENO 6 SERIES – PRICING
Speaking of the pricing now, the Reno 6 series has initially launched in China only but like the previous generations, Oppo will launch it outside China. The vanilla Reno 6 comes in three colors and here is the pricing for China –
8GB + 128GB – 2,799 Yuan ($438)
12GB + 256GB – 3,199 Yuan ($500)
The Reno 6 Pro comes in two storage options as well and the pricing is as follows –
8GB + 128GB – 3,499 Yuan ($548)
12GB + 256GB – 3,799 Yuan ($595)
Finally,Reno 6 Pro+ is the most expensive phone in this series and it too comes in two storage options –