5G, Quad rear cameras, and more!
It is going to be a busy Christmas season for OPPO, as it will unveil its Reno3 series a day after Christmas in China. The brand has been quite generous in teasing the key specs for both the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro, giving us a rough idea of what to expect with their upcoming mid-range phones.
Here’s a roundup of what we have gathered so far:
Both will have 5G but with different processors
5G will be a big thing come 2020, and OPPO is equipping both Reno3 phones with 5G capable processors. The Reno3 Pro will use a Snapdragon 765G processor as confirmed earlier, while the Reno3 will use MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000L processor.
There are reports that both phones will have a 4G version, but OPPO has yet to confirm that especially since both chips have a built-in 5G modem already.
Both phones will have three RAM/Storage variants: 8GB/128GB, 12GB/128GB, and 12GB/256GB. Both also come with VOOC 4.0 charging, though the Reno3’s battery is 10mAh bigger than the Reno3 Pro’s 4025mAh cell.
Both will have a 64-megapixel main camera
Both Reno3 phones will sport quad-rear camera setups led by a 64-megapixel main camera, and both will have OPPO’s Ultra Steady video feature. Here’s a demo of the feature:
We still do not know about the other three cameras for the Reno3 Pro, though the Reno3 will have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and 2-megapixel macro camera according to a TENAA listing.
Should they have the same quad-rear camera setup, the only difference would be the module itself: the Reno3 has the flash outside of the camera module, while the Reno3 Pro has a cleaner look, with the flash integrated into the camera bump.
They will have different displays
The biggest differentiator between the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro is the display: the vanilla one gets a flat 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch housing a 16-megapixel camera, while the Reno3 Pro will have a curved 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 90hz refresh rate and a punch-hole that is home to a 32-megapixel camera.
They will have various color options
Aside from the usual white and black colors, both Reno3 and Reno3 Pro will have gradient-colored versions: one with a blue-red gradient and the other having a light blue-dark blue gradient. There’s no word yet if the gradient-colored versions will be limited-edition models as of now.
The vanilla Reno3 is thicker and heavier but is barely noticeable
While the Reno3 Pro boasts of a 7.7mm profile, the Reno3 will be a smidge thicker at 7.96mm. The same goes for the weight: the Reno3 will weigh at around 181g, making it 10g heavier than the Reno3 Pro.
One possible reason why the Reno3 Pro is lighter is because of its curved display resulting in less use of aluminum for the frame.