OPPO's upcoming mid-ranger may be MediaTek Helio P70-powered (again)
2 new devices called the OPPO CPH2001 and CPH2021 have been tested using Geekbench 4. Both of these products are listed as having 8GB of RAM, running Android 9.0 (Pie) and having a processor called the MT6771V/CT (or the MediaTek Helio P70). Furthermore, the 2 apparently upcoming phones have the same motherboard code-name (oppo6771_19350).
Therefore, should these new leaks prove valid, it appears that OPPO has a new mid-ranger with at least 2 variants in the works. Oddly, however, the OEM has already released a phone with much the same specs. It is the A9, which has its own variant, the A9x (the PCAM10 and PCEM00/T00 respectively). They both also run on the Helio P70; furthermore, they both have 8GB options.
On the other hand, the newer devices have a different variation on the P70 chipset, whereas the A9 series has the MT6771T. The former is clocked by Geekbench at 1.99GHz, although the latter can go up to 2.1GHz. This seems to make a lot of difference, as the CPH2001/21 scores about 870 in single-core tests and 2515 in muti-core ones at best. The OPPO A9x and A9, on the other hand, reliably score much higher.
Therefore, it is hard to project what OPPO may wish to achieve with this putative new device. It may represent a mid- to low-range offering in 2020. Accordingly, it could be a non-Pro variant of the Reno3 series, although such phones are rumored to have new 5G-capable MediaTek processors. On that note, the OEM has certified a new device (PDCM00/PDCT00) with the Chinese regulator that does indeed have this connectivity.
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