The protruding camera islands probably aren’t the cup of tea of the largest part of smartphone enthusiasts. Despite this, companies have changed to this design language years ago and have been sticking with it for a long time. However, it seems that we may be going back to the era where cameras didn’t go much outside of a smartphones’ back. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the upcoming iPhone 14 series are said to leave this behind. While the cameras are still slightly protruding, they won’t have the traditional massive island to separate the cameras from the rest of the back. Apparently, Oppo is still comfortable with this design language, and is taking it beyond with the Oppo Reno8 series.
Oppo Reno8 series will bring first design revamp in years
The Oppo Reno series is the company’s big lineup for the intermediary and premium-midrange smartphone segment. These devices always had a premium design, but we have to agree that it has been a while since the last time we saw a significant design change in these devices. There are just a few incremental differences between the smartphones in the Reno4, Reno5, Reno6 and Reno7 series. All these devices have been sticking with a common design that has a big rectangular camera’s island at the back. However, this seems to be changing soon with the release of the Oppo Reno8 series.
The folks at the LetsGoDigital come with a new report and renders that showcase the upcoming design change in the Oppo Reno8 series. It’s not possible to say if the renders reveal the Oppo Reno8 or the Oppo Reno8 Pro, but we expect both to pack a common design language. According to the publication, the design images are based on patent images. The new handset is said to come in three colorways – Blue, Silver, and Black. The patent reveals a massive camera island that creates a dual-tone effect in the back. We can compare this design with the one on devices like the POCO M3 and also the first Pixel XL.
Oppo Reno8 first details
There is a massive camera portion, but the three sensors are placed in the top-left corner. It also an LED flash on the module. At the front, we can see a display that is slightly curved. There is a top-left aligned punch-hole for the selfie camera and a tiny earpiece speaker at the top bezel. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to detect the size of the dispaly, but the Oppo Reno series traditionally brings displays between 6.43 and 6.55-inches. The panel certainly is an AMOLED with a 90 Hz or even 120 Hz refresh rate.
The volume rocker is placed on the left while the power button sits on the right. The power button is rather small and simple, and the fingerprint scanner is nowhere to be seen. Therefore, we assume that this device has an in-display fingeprriont scanner.
Details about these smartphones are pretty scarce right now. In fact, we assume we are at least four of five months away from seeing these devices released. The Oppo Reno7 series went official in China in the last month and is yet to penetrate International markets. So, we still have plenty of time until the Oppo Reno8 series launch. We can see them towards May or June.