OPPO has been teasing the launch of the Reno 3 5G series for a while. The teasers which started with design renders have now revealed many marquee features by now. Yesterday, we were informed about the presence of a 360-degree surround antenna and today, the company confirms the all-new MediaTek Dimensity 1000L 5G SoC for the non-Pro Reno 3 model.
These two phones (the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro) will be the company’s first dual-mode 5G smartphone which will work on both SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) 5G networks. Along with that, the Reno 3 Pro will be the slimmest 5G smartphone at 7.7mm thickness, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G like the recently announced Redmi K30 5G. Moreover, it is also confirmed to feature an enhanced version of VOOC 4.0 fast charge, which can be charged 50% in 20 minutes of internal testing.
Though we knew that both the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro will be similar, at least in terms of the rear design, the exact specifications were unknown until now. According to the official registration page of these upcoming new Oppo phones, the Reno 3 will come equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000L 5G SoC which is thought to be a toned-down version of the Dimensity 1000, unveiled back in November. Also, the phone was recently spotted on Geekbench with the same SoC and thus we can certainly believe it will come with this new MediaTek chipset.
Other than that, the regular Reno 3 will sport a non-curved dew-drop notch display instead of a punch-hole which the Pro variant has. Though it will come with a quad-camera setup at the back, the primary sensor will be a 48MP or Samsung’s 64MP sensor, rather than a Sony IMX686 64MP like its bigger sibling. Lastly, the phone will be slightly thicker than the Pro version at 7.96mm.
OPPO has also teased the launch of its first TWS earbuds called Enco Free Earbuds at the same event. OPPO will also be unveiling 4G models of the Reno 3 series on December 26th.