The P30 Pro’s headline act is by far its telephoto camera
P30 Pro released earlier this month and this outlet has already praised the handset for raising the bar for smartphones in 2019 thanks to its incredible camera system, unparalleled battery life and gorgeous design.
Huawei’s P-series of devices has always placed its camera on a pedestal and the P30 Pro is no different.
The hardware comes with four cameras on its rear that are comprised of a 40-megapixel main, 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle, 8-megapixel telephoto and a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor that combine to deliver a laudably complete camera system.
The P30 Pro’s headline act is by far its telephoto system that employs a periscope-style structure that allows it to deliver a five-times optical zoom.
Huawei’s zooming lens also helps the phone achieve a 10-times hybrid zoom and a 50-times digital zoom.
While the P30 Pro certainly offers the best overall smartphone camera system on the market at the moment, it appears Chinese rival is OPPO is determined to challenge it with a new flagship dubbed Reno.
OPPO Reno will come in three variants; the Reno Standard Edition, Reno 10x Zoom Edition and Reno 5G.
The standard Reno comes with a 6.4-inch display that has essentially non-existent bezels surrounding it.
OPPO has achieved the futuristic aesthetic of the hardware by incorporating a pop-up selfie camera at its top.
Unlike the firm’s Find X flagship that has a symmetrical panel that emerges and houses its front-facing camera and 3D face scanning system, Reno instead opts for a wedge-style camera that displays its 16-megapixel front snapper.
The standard Reno is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor and not the manufacturer’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 chipset.
Reno comes with a dual-camera system on its rear that is comprised of a 48-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
The OPPO device is available in four gradient finishes; fog sea green, extreme night black, nebula purple and pink mist.
While the standard Reno is certainly an appealing device, the 10x Zoom Edition is much more likely to be a staunch rival of the P30 Pro thanks to its increased functionality.
For starters, OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition comes with a larger 6.6-inch display that similarly has incredibly small borders surrounding it.
Powering the hardware is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, meaning the device should offer faster performance than the standard variant.
All versions of the Reno have an all-screen design with no notch
OPPO Reno comes with a pop-up selfie camera
The more premium hardware also comes with hefty 4,065mAh battery that should deliver all-day life for Android fans.
It is worth noting the standard Reno boasts a 3,765mAh pack.
One of the most appealing features about the Reno 10x Zoom Edition is, as the name suggests, its camera system.
The Chinese hardware comes with a 48-megapixel main sensor that is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor and a 13-megapixel zooming lens.
Just like the P30 Pro, the Reno’s telephoto sensor takes advantage of a periscope-style system that allows it to deliver a 5-times optical zoom and a 10-times hybrid zoom.
Such technology is incredibly similar to Huawei’s new flagship and could radically challenge it for the title of best zoom ever offered on a smartphone.
OPPO Reno comes in two different sizes
Just like the P30 Pro, the OPPO Reno has a periscope-style zoom lens
The camera system housed inside the Reno originally debuted at OPPO’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) keynote that was attended by Express.co.uk.
We were able to go hands-on with the technology and walked away extremely impressed.
Videographers will also be pleased to hear the OPPO Reno is capable of recording clips in 4K at up to 60-frames-per-second, a feature already present on the likes of the Galaxy S10 and iPhone Xs.
The P30 Pro is not capable of recording at the same smooth frame rate.
OPPO is holding a European launch event for the OPPO Reno on April 24 in Switzerland and it is expected firm launch dates and pricing for such territories will be discussed.
Express.co.uk will be covering proceedings live.