Towards the end of April 2019 we saw Oppo's plan for world domination in its Reno series - including the 10x Zoom and 5G models - and now it looks as though there's another string to add to its bow: the Oppo Reno Z.

The Z will add to the existing Reno trio, it is rumoured (source: Pocketnow), providing a more lightweight build quality and affordable option for the series. Its release plan for late May 2019 makes perfect sense too - letting the flagship models lead the way first.

The Reno Z doesn't shy away from ofering a compelling specification though, with the same 6.4-inch AMOLED display with dewdrop notch as the standard Reno handset.

It also provides a dual rear camera setup - including the 48-megapixel rear camera, as found on the main handset - for a photography focus with background blur 'bokeh' software smarts. The front-facing camera is said to be a 32-megapixel unit, which is actually an upgrade compared to the rest of the Reno series.

Where the Reno Z appears to differ most is with internal spec, with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P90 processor cited. Now, that's no weakling when it comes to power - but given Oppo's use of Qualcomm Snapdragon elsewhere in the European releases, we suspect this points to the Z not being a worldwide launch.

Indeed, with the phone rumoured to be priced ¥2,599 in China (making it a sub-£300 handset), we largely suspect it will only appear in the east. More info as we know it. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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