Oppo Reno8 series officially unveiled in Kenya, available from November 1st

Oppo has officially launched its Reno8 series smartphones in Kenya.

The series, which comprises the standard Oppo Reno8 (4G) and the Reno8 5G, will be available for purchase starting November 1st. Between now and then, those interested in the device can place their pre-orders at participating Oppo-branded retail outlets and other stores countrywide as well as online.

Reno8 5G

The Oppo Reno8 5G is the hero of the series and packs some of the latest technology available. For instance, it comes with two Sony image sensors to guarantee its users the best of mobile photography that they can access, regardless of the lighting conditions.

It also has a 5G-dedicated MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset to match its reputation for speed not just when it comes to network connectivity but pretty much everything else. It has also moved to make videos taken on the device much better.

Its 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display is certified for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video HD content but doesn’t move past the 90Hz screen refresh rate ceiling that Oppo devices in this segment have been stuck over the past 3 years.

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An exclusive “Battery Health Engine” ensures that the device functions as intended without overheating or running into any headwinds even when utilizing its famed 80W SuperVOOC fast-charging which guarantees a shift from nothing in the battery to at least the halfway mark in just over 10 minutes.

Reno8 4G

The standard Reno8, which features 4G network connectivity only, makes do with a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset and the 33W fast-charging that we also got on the standard Oppo Reno7 (4G), a device it closely resembles as far as design goes.

Both devices

Both devices, in the Kenyan market, come running ColorOS 12, which is based on Android 12, and pack the same 8 gigabytes of memory and 256 gigabytes of onboard storage. However, unlike the Reno8 5G which lacks the ability to have its internal storage extended, users of the standard Reno8 can extend its storage using a microSD card up to 1 terabyte. The RAM can also be extended by a further 3 gigabytes automatically by the system, where necessary.

Pricing

The Oppo Reno8 5G is going for Kshs 60,000 while the Oppo Reno8 is going for Kshs 43,000.

Watch our unboxing of the Oppo Reno8 5G:

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