OPPO Reno5 launches in Kenya alongside its cheaper sibling Reno5 F

Oppo has finally launched new entrants on its popular Reno series lineup with the Reno5 and Reno 5 F in the country, the devices were unveiled in Kenya in a colorful event that saw the company take a new direction with a new “F” category rather than the usual known and expected Reno models.

We’ve seen tech companies take a similar approach in the past, such as Samsung than unveiled a Fan edition of Galaxy S20 with close specifications only cutting corners in areas that don’t really matter to bring down prices for flagship hopefuls. And while the Reno5 cannot be officially categorized as a flagship, given there are a ton of devices that cost twice as much with superior features, they aren’t as cheap as well.

OPPO Reno5 F features and price

The OPPO Reno5 F is the first handset to make a debut in the popular Reno series that comes as a backup to a pricier model for those who don’t have as much to spend. And it should be noted, this is actually the first time OPPO has decided to launch a new device here in Kenya, probably aligning with the new device’s price that hopefully most Kenyans will be in a position to buy.

While we don’t have exact specifications of the Reno 5 F which is expected to go on sale later on in March, we don’t expect it to stray far away from the regular Reno5. Notably, the phone maker might decide to cut corners in areas that don’t cut it far away from its pricier sibling.

On the other hand, we know exactly how much you’ll need to part with for the new model. Pre-ordering the Reno 5 F will land you interesting freebies such as OPPO Enco W11 TWS as well as a 6 month’s screen protection plan. The device is up on sale for Ksh 31,999.

At the moment, we know just enough on the Reno 5 F to help you make a decision whether this should be your next pocket companion. It flaunts a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel and a punch-hole camera that houses a 32MP selfie camera. While we haven’t received any credible intel on the chipset at the moment, and maybe won’t matter after all, a sneak peek on the internals reveals 8GB Ram and 128GB internal storage.

OPPO Reno5 Features and Price in Kenya

While we don’t have everything on the F variant, we have just about everything you’ll need to know on the regular Reno5. It comes in two colors: Starry Balck and Fantasy Silver with a price tag of Ksh 41,999. And just like customers who will pre-order the F variant, offline buyers will also get goodies alongside such as OPPO Enco W11 TWS, OPPO I’m Reno Backpack, and a 6-month screen protection plan. On the other hand, online pre-orders will include a Bluetooth speaker instead of the screen protection plan.

The OPPO Reno5 flaunts a 6.43 AMOLED panel capped at 90Hz refresh rate. It also makes room for a 44MP selfie camera, both protected in a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display resolution is capped at 1080 x 2400, and at least for the regular model we know it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor and Adreno 618 GPU under the hood.

At the back is a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP main rear camera, an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensor.  Both handsets will be shipped with Android version 11 installed.


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