Oppo launches 4G version of Reno 3 Pro in India – coming elsewhere soon?
Oppo officially announced its Reno 3 Series of 5G phones in China at the tail end of 2019 and it has now introduced a 4G variant of the 6.5-inch Reno 3 Pro for India.
Further rollout is expected imminently and we reckon we’ll be getting the 5G handsets in the UK and Europe soon
Tasleem Arif, head of Oppo India, announced the 4G variant on Twitter and also confirmed that a 5G version will come to the country in due course.
The 5G versions of the 6.5-inch Reno 3 Pro and 6.4-inch Reno 3 offer dual-mode 5G with four antennas and are designed specifically to offer near the amount of battery life of a 4G phone.
Both phones have 4,025mAh batteries with 30W fast charging, meaning you can juice up half the battery in around 20 minutes.
Oppo is announcing phones thick-and-fast at the moment and showed off the Reno 2 and Reno 2 Z mid-rangers last autumn, while it is launching the Find X2 flagship on Friday.
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The Reno 2 Series slots in underneath the flagship Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G (essentially the same phones, but one is 4G and one is 5G).
With 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, the new phones clock in at $487/£371 for the standard Reno 3 or $529/£436 for the Reno 3 Pro. Those prices sit just above the Reno 2 series.
Both the Reno 3 devices have several cutting-edge features, with 800 nit HDR10+ capable displays and Dolby Atmos support – the Reno 3 also has a slightly-less cutting edge headphone jack.
But they’re quite different inside – as we mentioned the Reno 3 Pro runs on the new mid-range Snapdragon platform, but the Reno 3 opts fro the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 (yes, that really is its name). Again it’s dual-mode 5G-capable.
While the Reno 3 has a 32 megapixel teardrop selfie cam, the 7.7mm-thick Reno 3 Pro has a 32 megapixel punch-hole version instead. Sadly no pop-up cameras here as with other versions of the Reno lineup.
The Reno 3 has a 64 megapixel main camera plus an 8 megapixel wide cam. The Reno 3 Pro has a more advanced 48 megapixel rear camera – presumably using the popular Sony IMX586 sensor. Then there’s a 13 megapixel telephoto lens and a 2 megapixel monochrome snapper, too. The Reno 3 Pro also has dual Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).