Oppo is preparing the Reno 6 series for India after launching in China but the company isn’t getting rid of the Reno 5 series. In fact, Oppo is preparing a gaming version of the Reno 5 flagship and it has surfaced online. The specifications haven’t been revealed but there’s an official render of the same, reminding about the ROG Phone series from Asus. Also Read - Oppo Reno 6Z powered by Dimensity 800U launched: Price, specifications
The Oppo Reno 5 gaming edition seems to have gone all aggressive with its design for a “gamer-y” look. Instead of matte gradient, there are aggressive geometric shapes in glossy and matte imitating a circuit board. The vertically aligned triple camera hump remains unchanged from the standard model but there appears to be a circular LED light slapped bang in the center. Also Read - Oppo A16 launched with a big 5000mAh battery, price set around Rs 10,000
Oppo Reno 5 gaming edition leaks
From the front, things change slightly. Instead of the curved edge display on the vanilla model, the Oppo Reno 5 gaming edition gets a flat display. There’s no camera cutout visible from the render, which suggests Oppo may have gone for pop-up design, or hidden it well. The usual set of volume and power keys are visible but no dedicated shoulder keys are present. The tip comes from EUIPO via 91Mobiles. Also Read - Oppo Reno 6 Pro to go on sale from July 20: All you need to know about it
Given that it belongs to the Reno 5 series, Oppo may be following Xiaomi’s tactics of doing an affordable gaming smartphone. Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in China at a much affordable price. The phone uses a Dimensity 1200 chip and gets dedicated gaming hardware.
The Reno 5 has the older Dimensity 1000+ chipset and Oppo could either continue using that or replace it with the newer Dimensity 1200 chip. It remains to be seen whether Oppo upgrades the display to a 144Hz AMOLED panel and beef up the battery capacity.
Currently, the Reno 6 series is coming to India as Oppo’s next premium offering. The Reno 6 Pro gets the newer Dimensity 1200 chip whereas the Reno 6 relies on the Dimensity 900 chipset. Both phones feature a 90Hz AMOLED display, with Pro model getting curved edges. The camera setup on both of these are identical as well. The Reno 6 series will launch in India on July 14.