In a post published on Weibo yesterday, OPPO Vice President Shen Yiren had confirmed that the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be powered by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. An unannounced OPPO smartphone with model number “OP46C3” has now surfaced on the AnTuTu benchmark database, revealing a Snapdragon 855 SoC under the hood.
OPPO’s 2019 Flagship Smartphone Caught on AnTuTu?
Interestingly, “OP46C3” is claimed to be the model number of the OPPO R11s. The R11s was a mid-range Android smartphone released in late 2017. Quite clearly, the “OP46C3” caught on the AnTuTu benchmark database today is not the R11s. The benchmark listing tells us the mysterious device runs on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset, clubbed with 8GB of RAM. Since many Chinese Android OEMs have already released smartphones with 10GB or more RAM in the recent past, we expect the top-end variant of OPPO’s upcoming flagship to feature at least 10GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone packs 256GB of internal storage. As for performance, the OPPO smartphone achieved an overall score of 3,65,246 on AnTuTu, which isn’t quite as high as some other Snapdragon 855-powered smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 9. That said, we should keep in mind that it is a prototype device that has appeared on AnTuTu and not a final retail unit.
While the AnTuTu listing does not reveal the screen size of the smartphone, it does suggest that the 2019 OPPO flagship will continue to have a 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution panel. Even though the display resolution may not be different, we certainly expect OPPO to maximize the screen area even further this year. At the time of its launch last year, the OPPO Find X had a higher screen-to-body ratio than every other flagship smartphone on the market. Even today, there are few smartphones out there that have a higher screen-to-body ratio than the Find X. As confirmed by the OPPO Vice President, the device is expected to feature a 10x hybrid zoom camera and a large 4065mAh battery.