OPPO Reno6 and Reno6 Pro 5G Announced, Picks Design Cues From the iPhone 12 Line

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The OPPO Reno6 has finally left its home turf in China for the rest of the world, first making an appearance in India following an announcement that was made yesterday.

And as we expected, the phones bring a lot to the table and mark a key but a slight departure from what we have come to expect from past releases of the same line.

SpecsOPPO Reno6 5GOPPO Reno6 Pro 5G
5GYesYes
Weight182g177g
Screen6.43"
AMOLED
90 Hz
GG 5
6.55"
AMOLED
90 Hz
GG 5
SoftwareAndroid 11
ColorOS 11.3
Android 11
ColorOS 11.3
CPUMTK Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm)MTK Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
GPUMali-G78 MC4Mali-G77 MC9
Memory8/128 GB
12/256 GB
8/128 GB
12/256 GB
SD card slotNoNo
Main cameraTriple
64 MP main
8 MP ultrawide
2 MP macro
64 MP main
8 MP ultrawide
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
Selfie32 MP32 MP
Headphone jackNoNo
Battery 4300 mAh
65W charging
4300 mAh
65W charging
ColoursBlack, Blue, Aurora, PurpleBlack, Blue, Aurora
PriceKES 60000Not sold in Kenya

See, OPPO usually releases two or more members of the Reno series, and the higher end often brings the best features of the line, such as speedier charging and 5G.


This time around, there are two phones: the vanilla Reno6 (5G) and Reno6 Pro 5G.

As their names suggest, 5G has been baked in across the board.

However, they feature new and different chipsets (remember, the Reno5 and Reno4 shared the same S720G silicon, which we thought was a misstep because the chipset isn’t particularly faster).

The Reno6 has an MTK Dimensity 900 5G and has been fabricated using the efficient 6nm process. The Pro picks the Dimensity 1200 also at 6 nm. We are certain these are some powerful chipsets.

Their screens are big at 6.43” and 6.55” for the normal and Pro models, respectively. Both displays also refresh at 90 Hz and not the higher 120 Hz.

The cameras are also interesting: both have a 32 MP selfie shooter punched in the screen, but on the rear, the Pro has a quad system, unlike the Reno6 with a triple setup. You can check out their specific numbers in the spec sheet attached.

Nonetheless, we still don’t see the need for a macro lens, which, while useful to some people, is just put there to increase the lenses counter for some street cred.

Lest we forget, both batteries can be topped up with a 65W charger, which, if you know OPPO, is plenty fast and will spoil you for other charging technologies.


Oh, the Pro looks the same as the past Reno phones, but the normal model has flat sides like the current iPhone 12 line. It looks very good in my opinion.

Now, we are not sure when OPPO Kenya will bring these babies here, but we know it wouldn’t take long. Pricing will also be revealed then.


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