The Oppo Reno 5G was officially unveiled in Zurich today. While the phone has a lot of great features which are worthy of your hard-earned cash, the phone’s main goal is to be Oppo’s first 5G smartphone.
During the event, Swisscom was on stage to show off the phone’s 5G capabilities which are enabled by the phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is paired with the company’s 5G modem. The 1.8Gbps download speed number that was shared is pretty astonishing! Especially when Swisscom stated that the speed test was performed on the 5G network that it’s currently in the process of rolling out, not in a lab setting.
Swisscom was quick to point out this was real world usage and not a lab result.
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Since Oppo has absolutely no market presence in North America, we’ll likely never see the Oppo Reno 5G on any of the major service providers in the US or Canada. That being said, the Oppo Reno 5G will be available starting in May in select markets across Europe for 899 Euro. The full list of service providers that plan to carry the Oppo Reno 5G has not been released, but EE in the UK has already stated that the phone will be heading to its network this summer.