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OPPO may debut the Snapdragon 860 SoC in conjunction with the Reno 5 series

This series' next generation could have a Snapdragon 860 device. (Source: OPPO)
This series' next generation could have a Snapdragon 860 device. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO is currently thought to have updates for its Reno4 series of premium mid-range phones in the works. The highest-end of these may be the first to launch with the also-rumored Snapdragon 860 processor. This SoC, as the name suggests, is projected to be a "Lite" version of the 865.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

OPPO's Reno4 phones are mostly distinguished by their on-trend round rear cameras and mid-range specs. It has vanilla, and Pro variants, and is also rumored to gain a Dimensity 800-powered Z 5G variant that is in fact a rebranded A92s soon. Their successors, on the other hand, may step up to a "Pro+" (or "Ultra", perhaps) flagship instead.

This device is also now linked to the Snapdragon 860. This atypical Qualcomm product name has been alleged to be a real-life chipset to be incorporated into new phones soon by the eminent leaker Digital Chat Station. This tipster claims that "Green Factory" (a possible mis-translation of a term for the Chinese OEM) executives were discussing it in a recent meeting.

OnePlus' CEO, Pete Lau, was also apparently present at this event. Therefore, this may be a hint that the 2 OEMs - both subsidiaries of BBK Electronics - are currently considering this rumored 860 SoC for inclusion in upcoming phones. The rumor has been joined by additional claims that the Reno 5 will rock the Snapdragon 775G, an heir to the existing 765G.

As to the 860, it lacks further details on its specs and composition at present, official or otherwise. However, Digital Chat Station did also hint that the upcoming flagship 875 silicon is destined for the same treatment. Therefore, it may indeed be that the top tier of Android smartphones is headed for another dimension of consumer choice in the near future.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-23 (Update: 2020-08-23)
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.