14 January 2020
We are less than two weeks away from the Oppo Reno 3 5G series launch that will happen in China. In an attempt to build some hype around the same, Oppo has started to reveal and tease some of the specifications and features. It has set a registration page for the devices that offers a glimpse of what to expect from the two phones.
The Oppo Reno 3 5G is now confirmed to come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L processor. It seems to be a 5G-powered tone-down version of the Dimensity 1000 5G processor announced recently. It will be compatible with both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G bands and is also expected to have an integrated 5G modem.
The same page also reveals that the Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. It is the newest mid-range 5G processor from Qualcomm and is also available in the recently unveiled Redmi K30 Pro. Once both phones become available for purchase, it will be interesting whether there will be any difference in the 5G performance.
The Reno 3 Pro 5G further confirms support for an enhanced version of VOOC 4.0 fast charging. As per internal testing, this new and improved charging tech can offer a 50% charge within only 20 minutes. But as for reaching the full 100% mark, it will take another 36 minutes i.e. just shy of one hour mark. The battery capacity is tipped to be 4,025mAh on the Pro model and 4,000mAh on the standard model.
As for what else we know about the Oppo Reno 3 5G series, these phones are said to come with a notched display. It is a surprising choice considering many OEMs are now moving towards punch-hole displays. The back panel is said to feature quad rear cameras but the exact choice of camera sensors is likely to differ on both variants. The Reno 3 is confirmed to be 7.96mm thick but the Pro variant will be relatively slimmer at 7.7mm thickness.