The OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G is the world's first Snapdragon 765G phone
OPPO has released its latest series of smartphones for sale. These phones, in accordance with all their leaks and teasers, are called the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro. They are, as expected, powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L and Snapdragon 765G SoCs respectively.
Therefore, both new Renos are the first to feature their applicable processor. OPPO has revealed that the Reno3 Pro's new silicon enables it to download at up to 3.7 gigabits per second (Gbps) and to upload at as much as 1.6Gbps. It is paired with a new, "360-degree" antenna system that should ensure this potential for connectivity regardless of where or how it is placed.
The Reno3 series also has the simultaneous 5G/Wi-Fi dual mode that is also to feature in the upcoming Realme X50. Its Pro variant is the only one of this line to be capable of a 90Hz refresh rate, which is found in a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen that exhibits a punch-hole camera and an often-polarizing dual curve. Then again, the Reno3 is here for fans of flat screens. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a more conventional water-drop notch.
Both of these phones are equipped with 4025mAh batteries that charge at the speed of VOOC 4.0 charging. They have been launched alongside its OEM's new Enco Free wireless earbuds, as suggested in an earlier leak. The accessories take the typical AirPod form-factor, although they may have stalks that are rather more stocky compared to this original template. Then again, they also do come in black.
They are priced at 699 yuan (~US$99), or 80 yuan (~$11) less if bought alongside a new Reno3 handset. The base model of this series starts at 3399 yuan (~$486) for a unit with 8GB RAM/128GB of fixed storage. However, there is also a 12GB/128GB SKU that goes for 3699 yuan (~$528).The Reno3 Pro also has an 8GB RAM/128GB SKU, which costs 3999 yuan (~$571).
Alternatively, there is a 12GB/256GB top-end option for 4499 yuan ($643). However, that's not all: the Reno3 series comes in the color and gradient options hinted at earlier: they turn out to be called Sunrise Impression (an Aura Glow-like effect); Moon Night Black (shiny black); Moonlight White (a pearlescent white); Blue Starry Night (blue to green fade), and Fog Pale Blue (an aurora-like gradient). However, there is an additional, heretofore-unknown choice: Classic Blue, which (according to OPPO at least) is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2020.
It is reserved for special editions of the 8/128GB Reno3 Pro, and also entails lots of this very blue color in its packaging, accessories and charging cable included. It costs 4199 yuan, or about $600. It, along with the 12/256GB SKUs, go on sale on January 10, 2020, whereas the 8GB alternatives do so on New Year's Eve 2019.