The Reno7 Lite launched earlier this year and it was an rebranded Reno7 Z 5G. Another rebranding may be on the way as the hardware will reportedly launch as the Oppo Reno8 Lite in some European regions.
Confusingly, the Reno7 Lite is already in Europe (e.g. Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia). And based on the specifications reported by WinFuture, the phone really is the old one – down to the Android 11 OS that comes pre-installed.
The rest reads the same – a 6.43” AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 px resolution, a Snapdragon 695 chipset with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage (plus a microSD slot), a 64 MP main camera (plus two 2 MP helpers) and a 16 MP selfie camera, along with a 4,500 mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
There’s no word on the pricing yet, but in Romania the Reno7 Lite goes for RON 1,750, which converts to €355, in Slovakia it is €380. We don’t expect the new model name to add to the price.
Anyway, why would Oppo want a twice-rebranded mid-ranger to be the first model in the new Reno8 series is beyond us.