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OPPO may have a new Snapdragon 765-powered phone in the works

The Reno family may be getting a new 5G member. (Source: MediaTek)
The Reno family may be getting a new 5G member. (Source: MediaTek)
A phone calling itself the OPPO PCLM50 has surfaced on Geekbench 5 recently. This putative new phone has an unnamed chipset, but one that may very well be Qualcomm's new mid-tier flagship, the Snapdragon 765G - or its nearest variant, the 765. It may also ship with the latest ColorOS 7 and 8GB of RAM.
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OPPO may have its first Snapdragon 765 device in the works. Phones of this nature may be particularly prevalent in 2020 as they may offer 5G connectivity at a more reasonable price. This fresh possible example may have the model number PCLM50, a theory based on the discovery of new Geekbench results in this name.

The "new 5G OPPO phone" listing does not overtly name the chipset in question, however. Then again, it has a novel identifier also found in listings for the OPPO Reno3 Pro (or PCRM00), which runs on the Snapdragon 765G. Stranger still, the PCLM50 is listed as having the exact same specs as this pre-existing phone: 8GB of RAM and Android 10.

Enter the 765 as a probable solution to this mystery. It has virtually the same properties as the 765G, with the exception of a "tuned-up" Adreno 620 GPU. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect benchmarking website might perceive them as having the same identifier. Accordingly, it seems OPPO may have a new Reno3 variant, using a very slightly different Qualcomm SoC this time.

In other new OPPO phone leaks, a novel model number that could well be used by this OEM has popped up on Geekbench 5 with the MT6779V/CV, or MediaTek Helio P90. That chipset is no stranger to this brand: it has been used in multiple Reno2 phones last year, which were the higher-end models. However, the new number's suffix, CPH, is typically associated with the cheaper A or F lines.

The OPPO "PCLM50" and "CPH2035" on the Geekbench website. (Source: Geekbench)
The OPPO "PCLM50" and "CPH2035" on the Geekbench website. (Source: Geekbench)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-29 (Update: 2020-01-29)
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.