Last night in Sydney, Oppo launched its awesome new Reno 5G smartphone at an event in our Customer Innovation Centre (CIC). The event, attended by technology media and analysts, gave Aussies the first look at the awesome new Reno and its capabilities, with a 5G speed test that reached over 1900 Mbps down.

The Reno 5G checks all the boxes for a next-generation flagship, centred around incredible camera and processing power, along with exceptional display and gaming credentials. The Oppo Reno 5G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor underneath a huge 6.6-inch OLED display. Oppo has prioritised the display, meaning that the screen-to-body ratio is up to an incredible 93.1 per cent.

The camera also represents a great leap forward for smartphones, with a tri-lens rear camera setup that features a 48MP primary lens; a 13MP periscope telephoto lens and an 8MP wide-angle lens, all pointed at a Sony image sensor for incredible day, night and zoom photography, and 4K 60fps video recording. Around the front, a pop-up camera concealed within the handset produces wide-angle 18MP selfies, allowing the display to stay “notchless”.

The Oppo also prioritises gaming performance in its new flagship. It’s packing what Oppo is calling ‘Hyper Boost 2.0’, which speeds up display, system and app performance for faster results in-game. To top it all off, sound performance is crystal clear thanks to Dolby Atmos support. All of that is kept ticking for longer with a 4065mAh battery.

Oppo demonstrated the power of its new smartphone last night at Telstra’s Sydney CIC with a speed test that which achieved a download speed of 1942 Mbps on our 5G network, drawing gasps from the assembled crowd. And it wasn’t a one-off, either. We speed tested the Reno over and over and continue to achieve speeds over 1900 Mbps down, while being wowed by the screen and sleek design of the new device. (It is worth noting that the speed was achieved under test conditions and actual speeds in the real world will be slower.)

Oppo’s Managing Director Michael Tran said at last night’s event that the Reno 5G is the result of four years of R&D into 5G and its potential. Oppo’s 5G research shows that the new networking technology represents significant opportunity for consumer and business users, with the potential for greater collaboration and interactivity. Oppo’s research also showed that 5G had potential application for cutting-edge tech like driverless cars thanks to low latency and fast speeds. It’s continuing its research into 5G post-Reno launch.

Oppo announced that the Reno will be available for pre-order from today, and for a limited time come with a free pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones (normally valued at $499.95). The Reno 5G goes on sale from 11 June, and at launch comes with a pair of Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Earphones (normally valued at $299.95), also for a limited time.

We’ll bring you a closer look at the Reno 5G in the coming weeks! Stay tuned for more.

5G is only available in selected areas. Telstra is progressively rolling out 5G. To find out more about Telstra 5G, check here or ask in store.