OPPO Reno3 series: new leak reveals up to 12GB of RAM, FHD+ screens and performance details

OPPO's Reno3 reservations page. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO's Reno3 reservations page. (Source: OPPO)
The OPPO Reno3 and 3 Pro have shown up as a set of results on the Master Lu benchmark. They show that the Snapdragon 765G may be slightly better than the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC. In addition, it appears the Reno3 has a 12GB RAM variant, and that neither phone will have a 1440p display.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The upcoming successors to the Reno2 line of smartphones may be interesting for a number of reasons. Not only are these devices slated to be 5G, one variant will run a brand-new MediaTek processor for this purpose, whereas the other will rock a recently-released Snapdragon mid-ranger. Therefore, the series will afford the oportunity to directly compare the 2 new next-generation SoCs that may bring new levels of connectivity to the masses next year.

The Master Lu benchmarking site may have been the first to get to this point. It purports to have tested the PCRT00 (or Reno3 Pro) and the PDCM00 (Reno3). They are powered by the Snapdragon 765G and MediaTek Dimensity 1000L processors respectively. This new leak also show that both phones have a display resolution of 2400x1800.

The 2 sets of results show that the Snapdragon is the faster of the two, albeit by less than 2000 points in the Master Lu scheme of things. As the Reno3 is powered by 12GB of RAM, wheras the Pro variant has only 8, this looks bad for the nascent mid-range 5G MediaTek silicon. However, a closer look at the score breakdown reveals a more complicated story.

The 765G - which, at 2.4GHz, has a faster clockspeed than the 2.2GHz of the Dimensity 1000L as measured - largely owes its victory to CPU scores, where it beats the 1000L by about 20000 points. However, move on to the GPU section and things start to fall apart for the Qualcomm option. It loses by about 7000; considering that this SoC variant is the one touted as having an optimized GPU for gaming, it's an early potential embarrassment for Snapdragon.

Furthermore, the 765G does not catch up in any following dimension of the Master Lu test. Nevertheless, other benchmarks and real-world tests may not bear these early findings out; however, so far, it seems the new Snapdragon 7-series has a worthy adversary in Dimensity 1000L.

The Reno3 vs. its Pro counterpart on the Master Lu benchmark. (Source: Weibo)
The Reno3 vs. its Pro counterpart on the Master Lu benchmark. (Source: Weibo)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-18 (Update: 2019-12-18)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.