OPPO Reno launched back in April and, just like the P30 Pro, places its camera on a pedestal.
OPPO Reno comes in two models, the standard Reno and a more premium Reno 10x Zoom Edition that boasts three cameras on its rear.
Reno 10x Zoom Edition touts a dedicated lens capable of delivering a 6-times optical zoom on its own.
This means photos taken with this sensor should not compromise on quality even when users are snapping far away objects.
OPPO’s zooming sensor harnesses a periscope-style structure in order to achieve such a feat, similar to the technology already used by the Huawei P30 Pro.
The Reno 10x Zoom Edition also comes with a 48-megapixel main sensor and an ultra wide-angle system for added shot diversity.
Here is how the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition and Huawei P30 Pro camera systems compare on paper:
OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition
Main camera – 48-megapixels at f/1.7
Ultra wide-angle camera – 8-megapixels at f/2.2, offering a 120-degree field of view
Telephoto camera – 13-megapixels at f/3.0, offering a 6-times optical zoom and a 60-times digital zoom (in a forthcoming update)
Time-of-flight (TOF) camera – None
Huawei P30 Pro
Main camera – 40-megapixels at f.1.6
Ultra wide-angle camera – 20-megapixels at f/2.2, offering a field of view larger than 120-degrees
Telephoto camera – 8-megapixels at f/3.4, offering a 5-times optical zoom and a 50-times digital zoom
Time-of-flight camera – Yes, for more accurate portrait mode shots
Although the Huawei P30 Pro has an additional TOF sensor and an ever so slightly wider angle lens than the OPPO Reno, the two camera systems are incredibly alike with the latter having the advantage when it comes to zooming, at least on paper.
However, by far the two biggest trump cards held by the Reno concern its price and future software updates.
OPPO held a UK launch event for the Reno 10x Zoom Edition last week and announced it would be available for Britons on June 12 and costs £699.
Such a figure is £200 cheaper than Huawei’s offering.
Besides its innovative camera array, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition also comes with a huge 6.6-inch OLED display, a 4,065mAh battery and a rapid processor in the form of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855.
One of the hardware’s most unique features is its wedge-shaped pop-up selfie camera that emerges from the top of the device in less than a second when summoned.
The front sensor arrangement also allows the Reno to offer Android fans a notch-free viewing experience, unlike its Chinese rival.
Most importantly, OPPO will not be subject to an Android block later this year, meaning it is anticipated the Reno could receive substantial updates from Google in the future, such as Q.
For those craving a new smartphone and are incredibly tempted by the P30 Pro thanks to its applaudable levels of zoom but want a more definitive future with regard to Android updates, the OPPO Reno could be the next best thing on the market.