Oppo usually follows a 6-month refresh cycle for its Reno series devices. It has been almost six months since the Oppo Reno 7 series was unveiled in China, and the rumours and leaks surrounding the Oppo Reno 8 series have started popping up on the web. The Oppo Reno 8 series is expected to consist of three devices – the Oppo Reno 8 SE, Oppo Reno 8, and the Oppo Reno 8 Pro.
Recently, a design render of an upcoming Oppo Reno 8 series device had appeared on the web, but it was found to be a fake one. Now, a new leak by famous Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station reveals some of the key specifications of the upcoming Oppo Reno 8. The leaked specifications suggest that the Oppo Reno 8 will bring significant improvements over its predecessor – the Oppo Reno 7.
Let us take a closer look at what the Oppo Reno 8 might have in store for us.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1!
The latest leak around the Oppo Reno 8 reveals that the handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor. If true, the Oppo Reno 8 might very well be the first handset with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor.
To those unaware, Qualcomm, at Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, had announced a new naming scheme for its range of processors and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 will be the first 7-series processor with the new nomenclature.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 on the upcoming Reno 8 might be paired with the fastest available memory and storage, that is LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1.
120Hz OLED Display!
The display is another segment in which the Reno 8 series might bring a significant improvement over its predecessor. To those unaware, Oppo Reno 7 series devices including the Oppo Reno 7 Pro, priced at Rs 39,999, offer a 90Hz AMOLED display panel which certainly doesn’t feel enough for the price since some of the devices in the Rs 20,000 segment offer a 120Hz AMOLED display.
Oppo appears to be fixing this shortcoming with the Reno 8 series. The latest leak suggests that the Oppo Reno 8 will come with a 120Hz OLED panel. Rumours suggest that it will be a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 1080 × 2400 pixel resolution. The display panel will also make room for an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
80W Fast Charging!
The Oppo Reno8 is said to come with a 4,500mAh battery unit, the same capacity as the Reno 7. However, the brand, this time around, will enable a much faster 80W fast charging compared to 65W SuperVOOC on the Reno7 series devices.
Cameras, Same as the Oppo Reno 7 Pro!
The rumours surrounding the Oppo Reno 8 suggest that the handset will be equipped with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor. The high-resolution sensor on the upcoming Oppo Reno device is said to be accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP auxiliary sensor. For selfies, the handset might rely on a 32MP Sony IMX709 sensor.
The exact same camera setup we have already seen on an Oppo Reno device – the Oppo Reno 7 Pro. This means that the vanilla Reno 8 might come with an impressive camera setup.
With improvements across the board for the Oppo Reno 8, it is expected that the company is looking to price the device aggresively with the intention of pushing aside the competition that it has in this space.
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