Oppo Announces the Reno11 and Reno11 Pro in China! No Reno11 Pro+ This Time

Let’s face it, they can merge the Pro and Pro+ into one device. It’s also more efficient that way.

2023 is not over and companies are still rocking attractive phones in the upper midrange segment! We’ve seen the Honor 100 series and now Oppo released its contender, the Reno11 series! Unlike the previous series, there are only two devices this time. This makes things simpler and less confusing.

It also seems like this is the segment where designers are pretty confident in releasing unique designs. Although the Oppo Reno11’s camera island is not everyone’s cup of tea, we see it as a good design overall, it’s just quirky, if not strange, for the common folk. It retained the same oval camera plating as the Reno10 series and this one is most likely also made of steel.

The main distinguishing feature of these two phones versus the Reno10 series are its larger batteries at the cost of some charging speeds.

OPPO Reno11

The Oppo Reno 11 features a 6.7″ 10-bit OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and FullHD+ (2412x1080px) resolution. The display is curved and also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also has 240Hz touch response rate.

Inside you will find a MediaTek Dimensity 8200, because the Dimensity 8300 has just got released and most likely, Oppo planned the series before that chipset got revealed. The phone initially has 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. This goes all the way to 12GB + 512GB. At least it’s not a glorified Dimensity 1080 this time.

Now that we have dissected the back, it’s time to see those cameras. There are three here. Upgrading from the Reno10’s 64MP midrange sensor, we have a 50MP Sony Lytia LYT600 primary camera with OIS. Lytia is a series of sensors developed by Sony exclusively for mobile phones and it is not based on the Exmor series, unlike the IMX ones. This camera is complemented with a 32MP telephoto (non-periscope) and an 8MP 112-degree ultrawide camera. There is also a 32MP punch-hole selfie camera. Yes, it seems like these smartphone brands are learning as the Reno11 natively supports 4K video both at the rear and the front.

A 4800mAh battery powers the phone with 67W SuperVOOC fast charging. A slightly smaller battery but in terms of actual performance, there won’t be too much of a difference.

Of course, you’ll find ColorOS 13.1 here running Android 13, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.3 LE, 5G services, and NFC. In China, it starts at CNY 2,499 (~PHP 19.6K) for the 8/256 option, and the highest trim goes all the way up to CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23.5K) and that’s with 12GB RAM + 512GB ROM.

Currently, it’s available in China but we’re expecting the phone here in the Philippines too! It’s going to launch most likely around February or March but that’s just our guess.

Source: Oppo China

OPPO Reno11 Pro:

It’s a shame that periscope cameras aren’t clicking with your average joe. It’s such a great feature that lets you capture the farthest targets, maybe even the stars and the moon with such good quality. Not only that, it also challenges the prowess of a brand’s AI capabilities to enhance each image since you’re going to take a picture of the moon obviously at night, with little to no lighting. That periscope camera is absent in the Reno11 series. Not even the Reno11 Pro has it.

It is technically an improved version of the Reno11 with a higher resolution display at 2772x1240px and also up to 1600nits brightness. Yes, it is OLED, measuring 6.74-inches.

The phone now uses a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. By this time, you’d think Oppo would start using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 since everyone else does (and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 just arrived). Not only is it more powerful but also it’s more efficient. Though we’re speculating that Oppo doesn’t since they’re most likely looking at its optimization. This is the same exact chipset used for the Reno10 Pro Plus.

Again, there are three cameras. Apart from the better and more powerful 50MP Sony IMX890 primary camera, these are exactly the same as the Reno11. It even uses the same 32MP selfie camera that every Reno used since the Reno9 series.

In terms of battery life, Oppo decided to use a two-cell battery each with 2350mAh capacity totalling to 4700mAh. It uses the same charging speed as the Reno10 Pro+, 80W SuperVOOC, which is also what our daily driver, the OnePlus Nord, uses.

It is available in China with similar colours as the Reno11, except the Reno11 Pro’s colours are darker and textured. These are Grey, Green, and Black.

It’s priced initially at CNY 3,499 (~PHP 27.4K) with 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM. Double the storage and you need to purchase it for CNY 3,799 (~PHP 29.7K).

Source: Oppo China