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Oppo Reno is official with 10x hybrid zoom and pop-up front camera

We just covered a massive leak of the Oppo Reno yesterday, where all of its specs were spilled but there was no word on pricing. Today, the company has officially announced the device and said it's bringing two variants to the market: the 10x Zoom Edition and the Standard Edition.

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Oppo Reno leaks show ToF camera, 5x optical zoom, and multiple colors

We know Oppo best as the sister company of OnePlus, with both manufacturers often sharing the same hardware across their products. That's not fair since Oppo is innovating a lot lately, especially in the camera sector. We even had the chance to test its prototype 10x optical zoom camera at MWC back in February. Then, in March, the company revealed in a flashy but meaningless video that it's working on a new device called Reno, scheduled to be released on April 24. Now, we've gathered more evidence from this device's specs in a full leak over at vopmart.com. It's sporting a 5x optical zoom camera, a sliding mechanism, and a ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera.

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Oppo's new phone gives us an early glimpse at the OnePlus 7, pop-up camera and all

It's hardly a secret that OnePlus follows the design language of a current Oppo smartphone — OnePlus 6T took after the Oppo R17 Pro/F9, OnePlus 6 after the Oppo R15 Pro/F7, OnePlus 5T after the Oppo R11S/F5, and OnePlus 5 after the Oppo R11/F3. If this trend continues, the OnePlus 7 may end up looking a lot like the Oppo F11 Pro, which just went on sale in the Indian market.

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LineageOS 16 Pie now rolling out to Pocophone F1, OnePlus phones, Galaxy S5, and other devices

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom Android ROMs available, with over two million active installations. The project officially ended support for the 14.1 (Android 7.1) branch a few days ago, in preparation for LineageOS 16. The 16.0 branch is finally rolling out, and it's bringing Android 9 Pie to dozens of phones and tablets.

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Oppo is working on its own foldable phone

Foldable phones are so hot right now. Samsung has one, Huawei has one, TCL has one, and now Oppo is working on one. Brian Shen, VP of Oppo, teased the phone on his Weibo account.

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Oppo's 10x optical zoom camera is ready for smartphones, and we used it

At a presentation ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Oppo announced that its new 10x optical zoom smartphone camera system was ready for integration into commercial products. The company allowed a group of journalists to go hands-on with prototype phones utilizing the system in a series of min-dioramas, though the photos weren't made available for off-device viewing, making any kind of rigorous analysis basically impossible at this point.

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Oppo joins Wireless Power Consortium, future OnePlus and Oppo phones may support Qi charging

The Wireless Power Consortium is a group of companies with the goal of developing and promoting the Qi wireless charging standard. Some of the members include Apple, Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, Panasonic, and Sony. Oppo has now joined the organization, possibly indicating that future Oppo and OnePlus phones will have Qi wireless charging.

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The Oppo R17 Pro and OnePlus 6T are twins separated at birth - but why?

OnePlus is something of a Cinderella story in the smartphone world. It seemed to appear out of nowhere, releasing a phone with numbers that matched the best the likes of Samsung and HTC had to offer - and did it at half the price. The OnePlus One went viral in a way few products do, and the rest is history (well, as much as four years can be “history”). OnePlus just keeps improving on that formula, most recently with the excellent OnePlus 6T, which I’ve had a chance to use for the last few weeks. And it really is a great phone - we even gave it our ‘Phone of the Year’ award.

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UL Benchmarks accuses Oppo of cheating, pulls scores for Find X and F7

Synthetic benchmark tests rarely prove how well a smartphone performs in real-world use, especially because most phone manufacturers have been caught tampering with results. Huawei, Samsung, OnePlus, and others have implemented software tweaks that speed up their devices while benchmarks are being executed. You can now add Oppo to that list, according to UL Benchmark (the maker of 3DMark and other popular testing software).

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Oppo to release a Find X variant with 10GB of RAM

Android phones used to come with a few hundred megabytes of RAM, then 1GB, and then 2 or 4GB. Now, 6 and even 8GB phones are common at the high-end. It's debatable if 8GB of RAM is useful on Android, but Oppo is pushing the envelope even further. A listing from Chinese regulator TENAA shows a version of the Find X with 10GB of RAM is on the way.

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