The Oppo Reno8 T is ready for pre-order on 8th February, and it looks a little familiar…

It’s REAL, it’s for ME and you.

A few days ago, Oppo announced the Reno 8T, a downgraded version of the Reno 8 at a (supposedly) more affordable price. Hear us out, the specs here may be familiar to some of you: a 120Hz curved AMOLED screen, a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, and a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. If these specs sound familiar to you, then that’s because it is essentially a copy of that one yellow-branded phone with at least 10 units in every store you see. Keep yourself quiet if you’re aware of it.

The main highlight of this phone is the 100MP primary camera which, according to our colleagues, may be manufactured by Omnivision. The phone actually is demoed in third-party resellers and even some Oppo stores, so we decided to take a sneak peek at the phone. And yes, we tested that so-called 100MP camera, it’s the only thing I’m able to test anyway.

We got the specs from the brochure Oppo gives away.

The Oppo Reno8 T seen on a third-party store

There are two colours available: Sunset Orange and Midnight Black. The former is made of vegan leather and is not available yet as a demo in any store. We checked out the phone and sure enough, it does feel similar to that particular real phone. The front camera here has a 32MP resolution.

According to Oppo, the vegan leather material of the Sunset Orange colour has a “lightweight design and a premium experience”. The company calls this particular material “Fiberglass Leather”. The phone features the signature OPPO Glow design.

Microscope mode

By the way, Oppo attempted to make the 2MP macro camera actually useful by including a microscope mode which could magnify 20x or 40x. So now, you could see the germs smothered on your filthy hands.

The 100MP camera can also zoom in up to 5x. Thanks to the large megapixel count, zooming in remains sharp and full of details.

The phone’s 33W fast charging could charge the phone from empty to full in just 67 minutes, or about an hour, according to the company.

Oh, let’s also not forget the colour-changing ring light at the rear camera lens. There are 8 colours to choose from which are pre-selected. It’s not RGB so you couldn’t use your own colours. It will activate when there are calls, notifications, etc.

Stay tuned on February 8th as the phone will launch on Oppo’s Facebook page and website