The recently-announced Oppo Reno5 F is finally available for purchase in the country.
As we had earlier shared, the device is going for Kshs 32,000.
It can be purchased at Oppo brand shops and authorised dealers across the country. Online, the device can be purchased via e-commerce platforms Jumia, Kilimall and Masoko.
The Oppo Reno5 F provides smartphone buyers in Kenya with a broader palette of devices to choose from. While the Reno5 takes care of those looking for a Kshs 40,000 device and the kind of features at that level, the Reno5 F brings a near-similar experience but at a reduced cost.
It is not lost on us that its pricing is where we have often seen Oppo’s A9x series devices, like the A93 we looked at most recently, usually start. What does that mean for that series now that its territory has been encroached by the Reno? We should know soon now that the Oppo A94 is already a thing and it is only a matter of when, not if, it will hit the local market.
The Reno5 F keeps Oppo’s new Flowing Light Design concept and many of the software-centred features that are the hallmark of its pricier sibling (and, in some instances, past Oppo devices) like AI Color Portrait, AI Beautification 2.0 and AI Scene Enhancement 2.0, Dual-View Video, AI Color Portrait Video among others.
It packs a 48-megapixel main image sensor at the back (compare that to the 64-megapixel sensor on the Reno5) flanked by 3 other lenses (an ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP mono camera) and a 32-megapixel selfie camera (compare that to the 44-megapixel sensor on the Reno5).
It is still as thin as the Reno5 and keeps the in-display fingerprint sensor and battery capacity.
For the latter feature, however, there is a difference. It charges fast, yes, but not as fast as the Reno5 which has a 65W charger included in its retail packaging to take advantage of Oppo’s Super VOOC Flash Charge technology. The Reno5 F has 30W fast charging.