OPPO recently launched the Reno8 series in India. The Reno8 series India variant includes the Reno8 and the Reno8 Pro 5G. The latter is available in China as the Reno8 Pro Plus 5G. It has been a couple of months since the launch of the Reno8 series and it looks like OPPO might launch a successor series soon. The OPPO Reno9 could be the next smartphone series from the brand.
There is no official word on the launch of the Reno9 series. Meanwhile, a new leak has revealed some key details about the upcoming OPPO smartphone series. Tipster Digital Chat Station revealed (via) that the Reno9 series might see a downgrade in terms of charging speeds. Let’s take a look at the OPPO Reno9 series specifications and features known so far.
OPPO Reno9 Series Battery Specifications
OPPO Reno9 series is said to pack the same 4500mAh battery found in several OPPO smartphones launched in 2022 and earlier. The company has been launching its phones with up to 80W fast charging support. OPPO uses its SUPERVOOC charging technology that refills the battery from zero to 100 per cent in about 35 minutes. The charging tech ensures that the battery’s health does not deteriorate or cause any unexpected issues in the long run.
For the Reno9 series, the company might launch the phones with Universal Fast Charging Specifications standards.
What is Universal Fast Charging Standard?
Known as UFCS, the charging standard is a new way of making accessories that support multiple devices from different brands. The China Communications Standards Association also released the first batch of 11 fast charging certifications and members of the consortium have reportedly passed these certifications.
The new standard aims to promote five major charging technology aspects. These include the improvement of fast charging solutions and expanding its support for a variety of applications, promoting singular universal standards that will be valid on an industrial scale and promote more firms to adopt unified charging standards.
The China Communications Standards Association also aims to promote UFSC as a global charging standard.
According to Digital Chat Station, OPPO has joined the UFCS consortium and is likely to adopt the standard for the upcoming Reno9 series. The company is likely to launch the phones with 40W charging support. In comparison, the charging speed will be much slower than OPPO’s 65W SuperVOOC charging tech and half of the Reno8’s 80W SuperVOOC fast charging tech.
Xiaomi and Huawei are a part of the UFCS consortium. With OPPO joining the clan, it seems like the upcoming smartphones from these respective brands will support a standard fast charging rate. It aims at solving compatibility problems of fast charging technologies that vary across different brands. For example, OPPO’s SuperVOOC charging tech can charge a 4500mAh battery from zero to 100 per cent in about 35 minutes. But the same charger might charge a Xiaomi or a Huawei phone with the same battery capacity at a much slower rate. The same could be for Xiaomi’s HyperCharge fast charging technology or any other proprietary standard out there.
While the current UFCS standard is limited to 40W charging, it is expected to get bumped to 65W very soon.
Coming back to the Reno9 series, Digital Chat Station also revealed that the phones will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7-series and MediaTek’s Dimensity 8-series SoCs. This is the same as the Reno8 series, which came with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC and a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC in China.
We do not expect many changes in other areas as OPPO has played it safe and launched its Reno phones with incremental upgrades over their respective predecessors. The exact launch date of the Reno9 series is unknown at the moment.