Well mostly new – it has the same specs as the Reno7 Z 5G, down to the chipset and memory configuration, but now it comes with a redesigned back and shiny Dawnlight Gold color.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 695 and is offered in Thailand with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 6.43” OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and a fingerprint scanner underneath is retained.
The cameras are also the same – 64MP main, 2MP macro, 2MP depth sensor. The Reno8 Z 5G is advertised as a “Portrait Expert”, while the Reno7 Z 5G was sold in Thailand with the slogan “Frame yourself”, which is essentially the same – after all, even the front-facing camera is the same 16MP f/2.4 shooter.
This phone is part of the Reno8 series, meaning the design resembles the other Reno8 phones – the camera island now extends to the frame and apparently, Oppo used a different material because the Reno8 Z is slightly thicker and heavier than the Reno7 Z.
The battery remained the same – 4,500mAh capacity with 33W charging support, while UI is now ColorOS 12.1, based on Android 12.
Oppo is also selling the Reno8 Z 5G in Black color. Pre-orders begin today and will continue until next Sunday, August 14. The open sale begins after that, and the price for the phone is THB12,990, which is about $360/ €355.
Source (in Thai)