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OPPO Reno Z: Luxury for Less, can now be yours for just $499

OPPO is today launching its newest addition to its Reno Series, the Reno Z, which offers Aussies luxury for less, offering a number of innovative features they know and love from the Reno Series. The new device elevates photography and mobile entertainment capabilities, exceeding expectations of smartphones in its price bracket.


Here’s all you should know about this amazing smartphone:

  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~402 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass, plastic frame
  • Fingerprint sensor under-display
  • MediaTek MT6779 Helio P90 (12 nm) chipset, Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor, PowerVR GM9446 graphics and 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 48MP with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture, depth sensor, Dual-LED flash, HDR and panorama
  • 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4035 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2019 release date
  • 499 Australian Dollar price tag

Retailing at just 499 AUD, the Reno Z boasts innovative features including a 48MP rear camera, an immersive 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 92%, the new and improved Ultra Night Mode 2.0 for captivating nighttime photography, and VOOC 3.0 to dramatically increase the speed of the last trickle charge.

“The Reno 5G and Reno 10x Zoom are transforming smartphone technology and raising consumer expectations of what’s possible in a device. The Reno Z provides Aussies with game-changing power and the most immersive audio-visual experience available, making it one of the best devices in its price bracket,” said Michael Tran, Managing Director of OPPO Australia.

“Making premium accessible is, and always will be a priority at OPPO.

The Reno Z does just that, taking several impressive features from across the Reno Series and making them accessible to Aussies, no matter their budget.”

Camera capability to rival the best

The Reno Z comes equipped with an impressive Sony IMX 586 48MP Rear Camera to deliver super high resolution and colour accuracy in your photos. Video performance is enhanced through the device’s EIS image stabilisation technology and 4K video capability.

Let your selfies stand out with the 32MP ultra-high definition front camera, equipped with OPPO’s custom selfie optimisation algorithm which targets back-lit scenarios to transform your images.

Instantly capture the night in stunning depth and clarity

The Reno Z also comes equipped with Ultra Night Mode 2.0, with a 48MP super HD lens that supports 4-in-1 resolution focus technology. It's 1/2.0'' ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture combine with Multi-Frame noise reduction technology (MFNR) and HDR software algorithms to protect you from over-exposure, capturing stunning detail in low-light conditions.

With the powerful AI chip to run its AI noise-reduction algorithm, the Reno Z further minimises shutter speed for night photography without leaving the default camera mode, paving the way for fast and crisp photos. Dazzle Colour Mode also intelligently recognises changing scenarios to optimise brightness and colour, with pixel-level colour restoration ensuring vivid images every time, even at night.

New Artistic Portraits

With a large aperture, the Reno Z makes taking professional quality portrait photos effortless, offering five stylish bokeh settings to choose from. Based on in-depth study and analysis, these styles' bokeh intensity, colour and lighting settings have been fine-tuned to match a wide range of tastes. 

Luxury at first glance

The Reno Z offers a truly immersive experience, with its 6.4-inch AMOLED screen and 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The camera is concealed within the 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 surface, and sports a cleverly designed O-Dot anti-abrasion structure and radian shape designed to fit comfortably in your hand.

The hidden fingerprint unlock boasts an upgraded recognition structure combined with more efficient AI algorithm to enable even faster and more accurate unlocking. The Reno Z is available in two captivating gradient colour finishes - Aurora Purple and Jet Black.

Premium performance without compromises

Packed with 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM, the Reno Z will allow you to stream, game, download and chat without hitting a limit. 

The new and improved VOOC 3.0 uses the latest VFC flash charge algorithm to increase the speed of trickle-charging dramatically. Coupled with the device’s 4035mAh battery, this means your phone will be able to charge faster and last longer.

To complete the package, the device uses Dolby Atmos to deliver premier cinema sound quality to your smartphone. The Reno Z’s stereo speakers use the phone’s receiver as a secondary speaker to achieve a full stereo effect, resulting in a powerful, moving and immersive audio experience.

ColorOS 6

The latest generation of ColorOS based on Android 9.0 introduced Smart Riding Mode, Swipe-up Gesture Navigation and Smart Assistant.

Be at the top of your game with Game Boost 2.0

The Reno Series is engineered with gamers in mind, which is why we've added further optimisations for more profound enhancements to your phone's performance. With an upgraded version that tackles latency and control issues and analyses touch control and refresh rate, mobile gaming has never been so smooth. For instance, playing Arena of Valor using Game Boost increased touch performance by 42.6%.

  • Frame Boost: Real-Time Optimisation

The Frame Boost system can analyse your mobile performance status in real-time while you game. Whenever it predicts lag, it adjusts your frame rate and stability to prioritise a first-class gaming experience.

  • Touch Boost: Faster Response Time

Touch Boost assesses touch events to accelerate response time accordingly. The result? Visibly faster responsiveness that can make the difference between winning and losing. Using Touch Boost, screen touch performance increased by 42.5%, and screen slide performance increased by 24.0%.

  • Full Speed Ahead with Game Space

Every game and every player is different, and Game Space recognises that. Manage individual game performance settings, notifications and connectivity to personalise your experience and maximise your score.


About OPPO

OPPO is a camera phone brand enjoyed by young people around the world. For the last ten years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorised rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO’s Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

According to the statistics of authoritative institution IDC, OPPO’s market share ranked No.4 in the world and No.2 in China in 2017. OPPO has entered more than 30 countries and regions and has a research institute in Shenzhen and six research centres globally. Now, more than 200 million young people are using the OPPO camera phone.

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