24 December 2020
UPDATE (December 7th, 2020):
It seems like there will be a standard Oppo Reno5 but with no 5G connectivity. It is tipped to sport a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is said to arrive with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor but no words on the RAM and storage configuration options. The phone is likely to have a quad-camera setup with 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and two 2-megapixel sensors. There will also be a 44-megapixel selfie camera.
The battery capacity is 4,310mAh with support for 50W fast charging. In terms of build quality, there will be plastic back and frames along with glass on the front which is obvious.
Original (December 2nd, 2020)
Oppo has confirmed that it will take wraps off the Reno5 series on December 10th. It is the newest lineup of smartphones that will succeed the current-gen Reno4 series. The official teaser for the launch event is touting the series as "Diamond Glow series will debut”. The event will take place in China and will be an online affair.
The Oppo Reno5 series has continuously surfaced in leaks and rumors for the past few weeks. The series is tipped to feature three models named Reno5, Reno5 Pro, and Reno5 Pro+. It will be the first time we will see Oppo unveil multiple Reno models at the same event. It usually launches different models at different times.
The Reno5 Pro+ is expected to a major upgrade over the predecessors. It is rumored to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor which will be another first for the series. Oppo has traditionally used mid-range chipsets for the lineup and has saved flagship ones for the Find series. The battery capacity on the phone is expected to be 4,500mAh.
The Reno5 and Reno5 Pro are reported to arrive with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor respectively. These are expected to bring minor upgrades over their respective predecessor models i.e. Reno4 5G and Reno4 Pro 5G. There could be 4,300mAh and 4,350mAh batteries to keep the lights on the two phones.