The rumour mill is starting to turn after recently leaks seemingly showed us what the Oppo Reno 8 could look like.
Now, much like many of the upcoming phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 or iPhone 15, the Oppo Reno 8 hasn't been confirmed just yet, but is assumed to be the follow up to the Oppo Reno 7, which released in some countries last year.
What makes the Oppo Reno 8 so interesting is that is could well be the OnePlus 10 we didn't get...
Oppo and OnePlus are sister companies, and have also merged their R&D departments to share resources, and it looks like there could be a chance that the Oppo Reno 8 could take the place of the (strangely unreleased) OnePlus 10 standard mode.
Like we said...the rumour mill is in full swing. Let's take a look at everything we know so far, and what could be in store for us.
When Is The Oppo Reno 8 Release Date?
As mentioned, a concrete release date hasn't yet been announced, but there are some patterns with earlier models that could give us an idea of when to expect it.
The Oppo Reno 7 was released back in November 2021, first in China, then a few months later in India.
What about the West? Well, they only received the Oppo Reno 6 in select markets in September 2021.
So what can we predict from this pattern? We could say that the Oppo Reno 7 may well head our way for November 2022, if they follow a more traditional release pattern, but who's to say they will?
Motorola are starting to release new phones every 8 months or so as of late, so the yearly releases may not be as sure a bet as previously thought?
Either way, we're confident that if it does release, it'll likely start in China and then move out of the region at a later date.
Oppo Reno 8 Price Predictions
Again, we'll have to journey to the not so distant past to predict how much the Oppo Reno 8 will cost, and do a little conversion too.
The Reno 7 8GB/ 128GB comes in at around CNY ¥2,699, which works out to roughly £325 or $420.
At the upper end the Reno 7 12GB/ 256GB comes in at CNY ¥3,299, which is around £397 or $517.
This gives a rough idea of what to expect with Oppo Reno 8, if we're taking it as some kind of direct follow up, but it's worth considering the OnePlus 9 pricing too before landing on a prediction.
The OnePlus 9 price ranged from around £629 - £729., which is a bit of a jump in price.
We can make a conservative guess that the Oppo Reno 8 may come in art around the £650 mark, if it does turn out to essentially be the OnePlus 10.
Let's take a closer look at some of the rumoured specs of the phone, and if it will be ultimately more expensive to make.
Oppo Reno 8 Rumoured Specs
Perhaps one of the most insightful leaks to date was a post on Weibo, from Digital Chat Station. The post shows a render of the phone, plus some of what could be the Reno 8's specs.
According to the post, we could be getting a 120hz 6.55" FHD+ AMOLED display. 120hz refresh rates appear to be becoming a lot more mainstream at the moment, even within the mid-range with phones like the Samsung Galaxy A53.
On top of that, we're apparently getting a 50MP IMX766 sensor main camera, but there's not mention of Hasselblad this time around. Whether of not it's going to be included is still up in the air, but we could be surprised.
There's no info on the chipset, but we think it could end up being the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, if it does turn out to be sort of follow up to the OnePlus 9, which had a Snapdragon 888.
In terms of design, you can see from the photo it is pretty similar to the OnePlus 10 Pro, which would make sense considering the circumstances.
Stay tuned, as we're on high alert for any more leaks and news around the Oppo Reno 8.
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