Published on June 13th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

OPPO Reno8 Lite 5G: A 5G Smartphone with Professional Portrait Photography

OPPO Australia today announced the launch of Reno8 Lite 5G powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 695 5G Mobile Platform and complemented by the industry-first Dual Orbit Lights. Together with OPPO’s signature OPPO Glow design, Reno8 Lite 5G is a 5G smartphone with professional portrait photography capabilities designed to capture diverse lifestyles.

Life in Portrait 

Reno8 Lite 5G features a 64MP High-Res Main Camera, a 2MP Macro Camera, a 2MP Depth Camera, and a 16MP Front Camera. Alongside a series of impressive imaging features, such as Bokeh Flare Portrait, Selfie HDR, AI Palettes, AI Color Portrait, Portrait Retouching and other features designed for creativity.

  • Bokeh Flare Portrait allows users to capture portrait images with rich bokeh light spots just like a high-end DSLR camera. The algorithm distinguishes between the human subject and the background, enhancing the brightness of the subject while automatically blurring the background and boosting the bokeh light spots. It also retouches human hair and shirt details at the pixel level, making them appear exceptionally clear against simple backgrounds.
  • Selfie HDR captures clear selfies in dimly lit or backlit surroundings. The front camera automatically detects background light and utilises an algorithm to suppress bright light when a backlit face or a bright background is detected, ensuring both the subject and background are captured in beautiful detail.

Multidimensional Design 

Continuing the iconic design of the Reno series, Reno8 Lite 5G introduces an Ultra-Slim Retro Design and two new colors: Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black.

Reno8 Lite 5G marks the debut of OPPO’s Dual Orbit Lights, which are discreetly integrated behind the two primary cameras. The Dual Orbit Lights light up or blink in electric blue, light blue, cyan blue or baby blue depending on different scenarios, for example when the phone is powering on, charging, receiving an incoming call or unread notification, as well as launching a game.

On the front of the smartphone, a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 60Hz refresh rate delivers a smooth visual experience. Furthermore, the display is Netflix HD and Amazon Prime Video HD certified for playing high-quality video content.

Powerful 5G Performance for Any Occasion

Reno8 Lite 5G is one of the first devices to be powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 695 5G Mobile Platform built on a 6nm process. Reno8 Lite 5G also features a large 4,500mAh battery and 33W SUPERVOOC flash charging that enables the device to be 100% charged in 63 minutes, or make three hours of calls on a charge of just five minutes.

Reno8 Lite 5G comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB ROM as standard. When used with OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology, the smartphone’s original 8GB of RAM can be supplemented with a massive 5GB by temporarily allocating ROM, enabling multiple memory-heavy apps to be run simultaneously with less lag.

All-Round Smoother Experience with ColorOS 12 

Reno8 Lite 5G is one of the first smartphones to receive the top-level A rating in the TÜV SÜD 36-Month Fluency certification. The certification is conducted by technical inspection association TÜV SÜD to assess the continued fluency of electronic devices based on two or three years of use.

Reno8 Lite 5G comes with ColorOS 12 preinstalled out of the box. Air Gestures allow users to answer calls, mute calls, or scroll pages by swiping their hands in the air, while features including AI System Booster, Quick Startup, Game Focus Mode, and AI Frame Rate Stabiliser to provide a seamless and immersive entertainment experience for users.

Security and privacy are ensured at the operating system level on ColorOS 12 and certified by third parties such as ISO and ePrivacy. Other privacy features include Anti-Peeping for Notifications, which hides detailed notifications if the smartphone detects someone else looking at the phone screen when messages appear.

Pricing and availability

Reno8 Lite 5G will be available in Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black from the 9th of June.

RRP: $599

Retailers: JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Big W, Woolworths, Bing Lee, and Australia Post

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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