OPPO will be launching its new Reno 3 series of 5G smartphones, the Reno and Reno 3 Pro, at some point in December. Ahead of the launch, the Chinese tech giant yesterday released the first teaser image of the upcoming Reno offerings. The brand announced that the Reno 3 Pro will be the world’s slimmest dual-mode 5G smartphone with a thickness of 7.7mm. Today, the company’s Vice President and President of Global Marketing, Brian Shen, has revealed another key feature of the Reno 3 Pro. Shen took Twitter to announce that the phone will be equipped with a beefy 4,050mAh battery.
Although I can't reveal much more at this point, interested to hear other expectations of a fast and powerful dual-mode 5G smartphone. Let me know in the comments below. 📝
— Brian Shen (@BrianShenYiRen) November 29, 2019
OPPO Reno 3 Pro specifications and features
Shen has once again confirmed that the OPPO Reno 3 will be a fast and powerful dual-mode 5G smartphone. Unfortunately, the company executive didn’t reveal anything else about the features of the upcoming Reno offering. However, we do know that the Reno 3 series will be the brand’s first phones to arrive with its latest version of custom Android ROM, which is ColorOS 7. While there is no official confirmation, the Reno 3 Pro 5G is expected to offer support for fast charging, possibly for the 40W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology.
Rumours surrounding the Reno 3 Pro have suggested that it could be among the first phones to be driven by the Snapdragon 735 5G chipset, which Qualcomm is yet to unveil. The other rumoured specifications of the Reno 3 Pro 5G include a 6.5-inch full HD+ with tall aspect ratio, 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and a 60-megapixel quad-camera setup at the rear. Design-wise, the Reno 3 Pro 5G is confirmed to feature a display that curves towards the edges. A recent leak had claimed that the phone will have a hole in the upper-left corner to house the selfie camera. The handset could also be equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader.
It’s worth mentioning that all the 5G phones available in China at the moment are flagship phones. However, starting December, the Chinese market will be witnessing the launch of cheaper 5G phones that are powered by 5G-ready non-flagship chipsets. Apart from the OPPO Reno 3 series, a handful of other 5G handsets will be released in December, such as the Vivo X30 lineup, Realme X50, and Redmi K30.