This morning Finnish networking giant Nokia released their Q1 2019 financial report, in which the company describes its performance as “weak”, but “expected it would be”. For us consumers the interesting part is about Nokia Technologies, where it is revealed that the OPPO’s new Reno smartphone(s) use Nokia’s audio recording technology – OZO Audio.
In its Q1 2019 report, that we covered in a separate article, Nokia announced that at the beginning of the Q2 of 2019, OPPO released its new flagship smartphone, OPPO Reno, which uses Nokia’s OZO Audio technology.
OPPO Reno is the latest high-end offering from Chinese phone manufacturer OPPO, that is a part of the BBK consortium that owns VIVO and OnePlus, as well. OPPO is well known in the Asian market, and recently announced an expansion in Europe. OPPO Reno series of smartphones consists of two devices – OPPO Reno and OPPO Reno 10X Zoom, that features a periscope telephoto camera, similar to the one found on Huawei P30 Pro.
Other specs include Snapdragon 710 for the Reno and Snapdragon 855 for Reno 10x Zoom. Both devices have the 6/8GB of RAM and 128G/256GB of internal storage memory configuration. The Reno has a 6.4″ AMOLED screen, 3765mAh battery and is priced starting 499 euros for 6GB/128GB. The 10x zoom version has 6.6″ AMOLED display, 4065mAh battery and a starting price of 799 euros (via AA). Both Devices have a “shark-fin” pop-up front camera. Rest of the specs can be found on the official site.
Nokia didn’t specify if the Reno, Reno 10x zoom or both use OZO Audio, but it’s safe to assume the higher end model has it for sure. OPPO doesn’t mention OZO on their official site (probably because of branding strategy).