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Doubling our 5G device offering

By Luke Hopewell June 18, 2019

When it comes to new devices, we want to spoil you for choice. That’s why we’re expanding the range of 5G-capable devices available. Our existing 5G* devices – the HTC Hub 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – will be joined by the new Oppo Reno 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ. Both premium smartphones offer the very latest in camera gear, performance and connectivity.

Oppo Reno 5G

Oppo’s next-generation flagship uses clever tricks and gadgets to prioritise an uninterrupted screen experience. The 6.6-inch OLED display is notchless, meaning that there’s no front-facing camera or sensor gear cluttering up the top of the screen to make for an incredible viewing experience. But don’t worry, it still has an incredible 16-megapixel front-facing camera that pops up from inside the body when you need it.

The Reno 5G also packs in clever gadgets under the screen like an in-glass fingerprint reader, which speeds up the unlocking of the device by over 28%. And of course, it supports 5G.

Make sure you check the coverage maps to see if 5G is available in your area.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG’s first 5G device reimagines how you can use your smartphone by doubling the number of screens on offer.

Out of the box, the V50 packs in a primary 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display. In addition, it comes with a dual screen case, which allows you to connect a second 6.2-inch OLED display for double your screen fun.

The dual screen phone folds up into a single, sleek 183-gram device that easily fits in your pocket for entertainment, gaming and productivity on the go. Don’t worry about spoiling the line of your outfit, however: the V50 pops out of its dual-screen case to become a thin, sleek, single screen flagship.

The dual screens work brilliantly for multi-taskers everywhere. Want to watch a YouTube video and play a game at the same time? You got it. Feel like binge-watching your favourite shows while talking to your friends about it? Simple!

LG’s V50 ThinQ is also packing some incredible new speaker and camera tech for the best on-the-go experience you could ask for!

The 5G family

Samsung Galaxy 5G

The Oppo Reno 5G and LG V50 ThinQ join the equally incredible Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and HTC Hub 5G as part of our new 5G device line-up. 5G is no longer just a pipe-dream, with the announcement of our first supported areas for service as well as four brand new devices on sale in just a matter of months. Both the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and the Oppo Reno 5G are available from today. Head into a Telstra Store to see one for yourself, or log onto our website for more information.

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

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Oppo Reno 5G smashes speed test at Australian launch

By Luke Hopewell May 31, 2019

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.