While the OnePlus 7 Pro (review) popularised smartphone displays with high refresh rates, we’ve seen the technology trickle down to only a few phones, most of which are gaming devices. Now, OPPO is also getting on the bandwagon, with VP Brian Shen confirming the news on Chinese micro-blogging platform, Weibo.
The post made by Brian Shen mentions that the phone in question is not the Reno2 and will not be launched in September. Since the company has already launched the Reno2 along with the Reno2Z, and Reno2F in India, we know that the upcoming phone is not either of these three. The more interesting detail came from another post in the thread, which is a fill in the blank style sentence hinting at features to be expected. The post reads, “In fact, Reno — not only have –Hz screen but also –W super flash upgrade version.” From this, we know that the upcoming smartphone will be the part of Reno series and will have a 90Hz display. The post also hints that the phone will have fast charging tech with the wattage output in double-digits. We can expect the phone to feature the Super VOOC 3.0 tech from the brand.
As for what phone what it could be, it might be the successor to the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition flagship. Notably, the company is launching the latest OPPO Reno2 series in China on September 10th, but since Shen confirmed that the phone isn’t launching in September, it’s likely to be unveiled at a separate event later.