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OPPO to Launch its First 5G Device in Kenya

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Luis Monzon
Luis Monzon
Journalist. Reach me at Luis@ITNewsAfrica.com

OPPO is expected to soon be launching its OPPO Reno 6 5G smartphone in Kenya with a launch date set for early next month. The device will be OPPO’s first 5G enabled smartphone in the country and will bring a host of new and improved features over its predecessor.

A member of the Reno 6 series of devices, the OPPO Reno 6 5G comes with a new and faster Dimensity 900 chip paired with a Mali G78 GPU. The smartphone is launching with a 6.43″ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Covering the screen will be a protective Gorilla Glass 5 surface.


The Reno 6 5G is running both Android 11 and ColorOS 11.3. The device is scheduled to receive the updated Android 12 OS once it goes public later next month, according to Techweez.

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In terms of storage, the Reno 6 5G will ship with a respectable 128GBs of onboard storage and 8GBs of RAM.

The device comes with a 64MP triple camera setup – including an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP microlens. Selfie lovers will enjoy its 32MP punch-hole selfie cam. OPPO has also announced new camera modes and features for the Reno 6 5G, including Bokeh Flare Portrait, improved AI Highlight Video, and AI Colour Portrait mode, and more.

A light and slim device, the Reno 6 5G will weigh 182 grams and will launch in 2 colours – a glittering Aurora or sable Stellar Black. The Reno 6 5G will have a 4300mAh battery and will support 65W fast type-C charging.

Pricing details remain unknown as of yet, and in terms of release date – the company has announced that the device will launch in Kenya on 6 September 2021.


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