Oppo just launched the Oppo Reno 2 this year, yet that hasn't stopped them from launching the Oppo Reno 3 series just as 2019 reaches its end. Oppo had revealed two phones in China recently - the Reno 3 Pro as well as the Reno 3, both of which come with 5G. In terms of major difference, the Oppo Reno 3 Pro will come with a Snapdragon 765G chipset, while the normal Oppo Reno 3 will be the first smartphone to use MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1000L SoC.
Most importantly, the Oppo Reno 3 series comes with four antennas and software that combine to supposedly deliver the battery life of an LTE phone despite being 5G. This will help you choose ideal antennas and manage network usage to keep the connection feeling fast as long as you need it to be. Most importantly, it shouldn't kill your battery just because you want to use data in a 5G area.
Speaking of which, the Oppo Reno 3 series comes with 4,025mAh batteries with 30W rapid charging that gives you a 50 percent charge in 20 minutes, and 70 percent in half an hour. They're also equipped with a bright 800-nit screens with HDR10+ support and 180Hz touch rates, as well as Dolby Atmos stereo speakers to fill out the sound, too. Power and display wise, the Oppo Reno 3 series is looking great.
The Oppo Reno 3 and 3 Pro does come with some differences though, which are pretty interesting. As mentioned earlier, the Oppo Reno 3 will be using MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1000L SoC and will have a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a teardrop notch for its 32MP selfie camera. For its rear camera it will come with a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and options for monochrome and retro portraits. To add some icing on the cake, it will also come with a headphone jack.
For the Oppo Reno 3 Pro, it will come with a Snapdragon 765G chipset and will have a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a smoother 90Hz refresh rate and a hole-punch 32MP selfie cam. Surprisingly, the rear camera is a lower-resolution but more advanced 48MP unit with a f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation, and there's a 13MP 2X telephoto camera to go with the ultra-wide and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Unlike the Oppo Reno 3, it won't come with a headphone jack as it seems that Oppo wants to make the Reno 3 Pro the "world's thinnest 5G phone" title by keeping it 7.7mm thick.
So far, the Oppo Reno Series is set to be available in China on December 31 2019. The Reno 3 will cost CNY3399 (RM2005) for the version with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, while the 12GB RAM and 256GB version raises the price to CNY3699 (RM2182). Meanwhile the Oppo Reno 3 Pro will cost you CNY3999 (RM2359) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, while the 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM will set you back CNY4499 (RM2654). Oppo will announce an international release at some point in 2020 for sure, but in terms of price we can be certain that in Malaysia it would definitely be below RM3000.