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Oppo bolsters mid-range with $599 Reno11 F

Oppo has a new phone, and it sports a big camera and sizeable battery, plus a clever perk to bring people over.

It’s not yet the middle of the year, but a month before Google likely announces a replacement to the mid-range Pixel 7a at Google I/O in May this year, Oppo has its own alternative ready.

The release is something Oppo talked up at Mobile World Congress a little over a month ago, and it’s not a pair of AI-assisted glasses. Those might come another time, but before it, Oppo has the Reno11 F ready, a 6.7 inch phone sporting IP65 water resistance in a device that’ll cost $599 in Australia.

Oppo’s Reno 11 F looks to grab attention with a premium design and some features that don’t seem like typical mid-range fare, such as an under-display fingerprint sensor and that IP65 water resistance.

On the back, there are three cameras, with the 64 megapixel main camera being the one to pay attention to, accompanied by an 8 megapixel ultra-wide and a 2 megapixel macro you may or may not use. Meanwhile, the front houses a 32 megapixel camera.

Inside, there’s a mid-range Mediatek Dimensity 7050 chip which also covers 5G, making the Reno 11 F a 5G phone with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, NFC, and even a microSD slot to upgrade the 256GB storage onboard.

The price is where Oppo is clearly aiming to tempt, offering the phone for $599 in Australia unlocked, but also coming with a choice of “perks” for the few weeks it’ll be launched in, covering an air fryer, a pair of Oppo Enco X truly wireless earbuds, and even an Aqara security camera we’ve checked out previously.

We’d typically hesitate to suggest chiming into a perk for a phone, but there are people who would likely go for this, much like the extra freebies that sometimes accompany other phone releases, such as a pair of headphones or a wearable.

Oppo’s Reno 11 F heads to retail shortly, landing at Bing Lee, JB HiFi, and Officeworks, as well as Oppo’s online store in Australia, as well.

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