A few days ago, a real-life image of an unannounced Oppo smartphone was leaked on Weibo, and the folks who leaked the image claimed that it is an upcoming smartphone from the brand, the Reno Ace 2, a successor to the Reno Ace that was launched last year. That was also the first time we have had heard about the smartphone. Today, we have come across a listing of an unannounced Oppo smartphone, bearing the model number PDHM00, on the 3C certification website. While the listing does not reveal the retail name of this smartphone, we believe it to be the Reno Ace 2. Let us discuss it in detail.
Oppo PDHM00 Spotted On 3C, Could Be Reno Ace 2
According to the listing on the 3C certification website, the Oppo PDHM00 has a 65W charging capability (10V x 6.5A). If you recall, the Reno Ace was the first device in the world to feature the 65W charging capability. So, the fact that Oppo PDHM00 has a 65W charging feature suggests that it could the successor to the Reno Ace, which according to the previous leak, will be called the Reno Ace 2.
The listing on the 3C certification website also shows that Oppo PDHM00 has 5G connectivity. Now, 5G connectivity is currently supported by a few chipsets from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and HiSilicon. However, the 5G chipsets from MediaTek, Samsung, and HiSilicon are mid-range SoCs mostly, unlike the Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm, which is a high-end chipset. And it is highly unlikely that any manufacturer would offer 65W charging in a smartphone with a mid-range chipset. So, our speculation is that the PDHM00 has the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Since the Reno Ace also had a high-end Snapdragon chipset, it is highly likely that the PDHM00 that we have spotted today is the successor to the Reno Ace – the Reno Ace 2.
Although, we could also be wrong. What we have just told you is our best speculation based upon the history of Oppo smartphones and a little common sense.
Reno Ace 2 Launching in April, Confirms Oppo VP
By the way, Brian Shen, VP at Oppo, has just announced on the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, that the brand would be launching the Reno Ace 2 in April, which is something that furthers strengthens our speculations. Anyway, what do you think about the Reno Ace 2? Should it have offered faster charging speed than its predecessor? Do let us know in the comments section below.