OPPO Reno3 will have the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC
At an upcoming launch event in China, OPPO will finally lift the covers of the all-new Reno3 series. Previous leaks and teasers have confirmed that the company will launch two devices — the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro 5G — at the event and we know a fair bit about the more premium of the two devices. The Reno3 Pro 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset and the company’s VP, Brian Shen, has confirmed that the device will be backed by a 4,025 mAh battery. We also know that the Reno3 Pro will measure in at just 7.7mm in thickness and will feature a quad-camera setup and a hole-punch display. However, the company hasn’t released enough information about the regular Reno3.
Leaked images of the Reno3 suggest that the device will feature a waterdrop-style notch, unlike the Reno3 Pro, and that it might be powered by a MediaTek MTK6885 5G chip. However, a new launch announcement on OPPO’s website suggests otherwise. As per the teaser, the non-pro variant will be powered by a new MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC. Late last month, MediaTek announced its new high-end Dimensity 1000 SoC which is built on a 7nm architecture and features integrated 5G capabilities. At the time, the company didn’t mention anything about the aforementioned Dimensity 1000L chip. We believe that the unannounced chip will be a lower-end variant of MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity SoC and it may or may not feature 5G support.
Other than the chipset, the launch teaser reveals that the OPPO Reno 3 will measure in at just 7.96mm, making it slightly thicker than the higher-end Reno3 Pro. The teaser also showcases an image of the device which confirms that it will feature a waterdrop-style notch. In terms of design, the Reno3 will have a larger chin compared to the Reno3 Pro and it will have a slightly smaller camera module with the LED flash located outside the quad-camera array. Furthermore, the Reno3 will have a flat display, unlike the curved display found seen on the Reno3 Pro.
Thanks to @I_Leak_VN on Twitter for the tip!