While Oppo only recently launched the Reno 4 Series in Western markets, the follow-up Oppo Reno 5 line arrived in China and a select few other markets just months later.

Oppo's Reno line focuses on design as well as media consumption and creation, with this new assortment of handsets sporting near-identical aesthetics but leaning on updated hardware, including flagship-class silicon that muddies the waters between the company's Find X2 and Reno lines.

Muddying those waters even further, the Reno 5 series isn't launching globally, but two of its models have launched, re-branded as Find X3 devices.

When did the Oppo Reno 5 launch?

The Oppo Reno 5 line launched in China in December 2020.

The series is unlikely to launch globally, because the standard Reno 5 and the Reno 5 Pro+ have since been re-branded as the Find X3 Lite and Find X3 Neo respectively, making any further launch under the Reno branding unlikely.

How much does the Oppo Reno 5 cost?

In China the Reno 5 series starts at ¥3,299 (approximately £380/€415/$505).

The two models shipping globally cost as follows:

  • Find X2 Lite (Reno 5): £379/€449)
  • Find X3 Neo (Reno 5 Pro+): £699/€799

What features does the Oppo Reno 5 offer?

Just as the Reno 4 series debuted the company's "fingerprint-proof" 'Reno Glow' finish, the Reno 5 range showcases a new "diamond glow" finish, with leaker Digital Chat Station, sharing macro photos comparing both the Reno 4's and Reno 5's finishes, side by side.

Oppo Reno 4 vs 5 surface finish macro. Source: Digital Chat Station | Weibo
Source: Digital Chat Station | Weibo

Now onto the specs, kicking things off with the most recently-unearthed member of the pack - the Reno 5 4G. Rather than simply disabling the standard Reno 5's 5G modem, the 4G-only option sports a different chipset and a plastic back.

Oppo Reno 5 4G specs:

  • 6.43in 90Hz Full HD+ AMOLED
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC
  • Rear cameras:
    • 64Mp main sensor
    • 8Mp ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro (?)
    • 2Mp depth (?)
  • 44Mp front-facing camera
  • Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11
  • 4G
  • 4310mAh battery
  • 50W fast charging

Oppo Reno 5 specs:

  • 6.43in 90Hz Full HD+ AMOLED
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC
  • 8GB RAM/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Rear cameras:
    • 64Mp main sensor
    • 8Mp ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp depth
  • 32Mp front-facing camera
  • Glass front, aluminium frame, glass back
  • Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB-C
  • 4300mAh battery
  • 65W fast charging
  • 159.1mm x 73.4mm x 7.9mm
  • 180 grams

While both the Reno 5 and 5 Pro share memory, storage, camera and charging setups, the Pro opts for a larger 6.55in display, showcases MediaTek's Dimensity 1000+ chipset and weighs a little less than its less-'professional' sibling.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro specs:

  • 6.55in 90Hz 19.5:9 Full HD+ AMOLED (supports HDR10+)
  • MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC
  • 8GB RAM/12GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • Rear cameras:
    • 64Mp main sensor
    • 8Mp ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp depth
  • 32Mp front-facing camera
  • Glass front, aluminium frame, glass back
  • Android 11 w/ ColorOS 11
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Stereo speakers
  • USB-C
  • 4300mAh battery
  • 65W fast charging
  • 159.7mm x 73.2mm x 7.6mm
  • 175 grams

Then there's the Pro+ (or Pro Plus) - aka the Find X3 Neo.

This souped-up Reno 5 Pro blurs the lines of Oppo's 2020 smartphone portfolio even further by introducing the same flagship-class Snapdragon 865 silicon that you'd expect to find in the likes of the Find X2 and Find X2 Pro - officially the company's 2020 flagship devices.

As WHYLAB shared on Weibo, the Reno 5 Pro+ trades up to the Snapdragon 865 and comes in an additional plain leather colourway, alongside its 'glow' finish.

Beyond that, the Pro+'s standout feature has to be the upgraded camera arrangement; with a 12Mp 2x telephoto snapper, a 16Mp ultrawide camera and the first phone in the world to debut Sony's forthcoming 50Mp IMX766 camera sensor.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro+ specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • Rear cameras:
    • 50Mp main sensor (Sony IMX766)
    • 16Mp ultrawide
    • 12Mp 2x telephoto
    • 2Mp macro
  • Electrochromic design elements
  • Colours: Reno Diamond Glow, plain leather

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