Mobile phones are now the new console for gaming. More and more players are using mobile devices to play games, thanks to increased processing power and wider availability of games. Although most phone makers are focusing on the hardware part to attract gamers, it seems Oppo has decided to focus on software as well.
Oppo’s gaming interface to be more convenient
Two Oppo patents were published last week by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and spotted by LetsGoGigital. Oppo filed the patents in the second half of last year.
Oppo’s new patents detail a gaming interface for a smartphone with a notch and include several sketches and color images, suggesting future Oppo phones could come with this new gaming interface. LetsGoGigital has also created its own renderings based on the patents.
According to the patents, Oppo’s gaming interface is situated around the notch. The interface allows users to swipe through the options while getting a good view of the game. Oppo’s gaming interface can also be displayed in both horizontal and vertical modes.
Moreover, such an interface allows users to access the options on the top of the phone. For instance, one can easily activate the Do Not Disturb function, take a screenshot or even send a message.
There is a chance Oppo’s new gaming interface will be featured in the Reno phones which are scheduled to debut on April 10 in China and on April 24 internationally. Oppo is expected to reveal several models in the Reno series, including a phone with 10x Zoom.
What to expect from the Oppo Reno with 10x Zoom
In recent months, the Chinese company has registered five Reno monikers with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO). These monikers are the Reno Zoom, Reno Lite, Reno Youth, Reno Pro and Reno Plus.
The Reno Zoom will likely be Oppo’s phone with 10x zoom. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and feature a triple-lens rear camera setup. The triple-lens camera set-up will likely include a 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens and a 13-megapixel sensor with a periscope-style lens.
Further, it will likely sport a 6.65-inch OLED display with full HD+ resolution and come with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. It could feature an in-display fingerprint reader and come with 8 GB of RAM and 2656 GB of native storage. The phone is expected to run on the ColorOS 6.0 user interface based on Android 9 Pie and could be TUV Rheinland-certified for eye protection.
Additionally, the handset is expected to support dual-band GPS technology and feature copper tube liquid cooling. It will likely sport a 4,065 mAh battery and support VOOC fast charging technology. Oppo could also announce a 5G version of the phone.
Other expected Reno phones
In addition to this 10x zoom model, the Chinese company is also expected to reveal a Reno Standard Edition. This Standard Edition will likely sport a dual-lens rear camera set-up and powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC. The handset is expected to feature a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED notch-less display and be powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor.
The standard model will likely have a dual-lens camera set-up (48-megapixel + 5-megapixel) and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Other expected specs include an in-screen fingerprint sensor, 256 GB of native storage, a 3,680 mAh battery and support for rapid charging technology.
The low-end model could be named the Oppo Reno Youth or Lite. It may feature a 6.5-inch IPS LCD waterdrop-style notched display and be powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core processor. It could come with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage.
Oppo’s low-end phone will likely have a dual-lens camera set-up on the back (16-megapixel + 2-megapixel) and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Other expected specs include a 4,000 mAh battery and a rear-facing fingerprint reader.
Some of Oppo phones are already up for reservation in China on the company’s official website. As of now, users have the option to select from four color options: Extreme Night Black, Fog Sea Green, Mist Powder and Nebula Purple. Further, the listing reveals several configurations on the basis of storage capacity, such as 6 GB and 8 GB RAM capacity and 128 GB or 256 GB of built-in storage.