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Oppo Reno 8 Lite: smartphone uses light rings for status messages

Oppo is expanding the mid-range smartphone with the new Reno 8 Lite, which is now available at Amazon for a price of 389 euros. The smartphone has a flat design with a satin finish and two light rings on the back. The “Dual Orbit Lights” serve as status LEDs for calls and messages, for example.

The youngest member of Reno series is not yet on the manufacturer’s website can be found, but as of June 1, it should be sold through Amazon. But even there, similar searches do not yet lead to the desired result. According to Oppo, when purchasing via Amazon until June 9, a coupon of 30 euros must be removed from the Amazon shopping cart. The manufacturer announced the general availability of the Reno 8 Lite from other carriers on June 7.

OLED display, Snapdragon 695, 128GB

In terms of equipment, the Reno 8 Lite is a typical mid-range smartphone that can accommodate a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution at 60 Hz at 159.9 × 73.2 mm (H × W), which should be clear up to 600 cd/m². The main data of the smartphone is within the expected range with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, 5G support, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB expandable storage, and dual SIM support. In addition, the Reno 8 Lite is equipped with a 3.5 mm jack for wired headphones.

Flat design in two colors

With the Reno 8 Lite, Oppo relies on a completely flattened design with a frame that runs perpendicular to the front and back, ending with a narrow bevel at the flat back and at the front with a slight offset to the screen.

The colors to choose from are the rather restrained Cosmic Black and the striking Rainbow Spectrum, which represents a gradient of red, yellow and green, intended to create a shimmering effect depending on the light. Both variants must be satin-finished. In Cosmic Black, the Reno 8 Lite has a build depth of just 7.49mm, while the Rainbow Spectrum is slightly higher at 7.55mm.

Dual lane lighting camera

The camera, on the other hand, protrudes from the back and picks up the so-called “Dual Orbit Lights” behind the two lenses. These are advanced status LEDs that can illuminate or flash electric blue, light blue, cyan, or baby blue.

The light rings are used when switching on the smartphone, during charging, with incoming calls, with unread notifications and when starting a game. The function of the light rings can also be deactivated by the user. The cameras themselves offer 64 megapixels (f/1.7) for the primary lens and sensors each with 2 megapixels for macro photos and capturing depth information. Videos can be recorded up to Full HD resolution, which also applies to the front camera with 16 megapixels.

Oppo ships the Reno 8 Lite with a 4,500 mAh battery that can be fully charged in 63 minutes using SuperVOOC fast charging at 33 watts. In terms of software, Oppo relies on Android 12 with its own ColorOS 12 attachment.

Nicole Craig

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