[Update: 2nd March] OPPO Reno3 Pro 4G variant with 44MP dual-front cameras will launch in India soon
OPPO is the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in India, ranking below Xiaomi, Vivo, and Samsung, and above Realme. The company’s Reno range of smartphones proved to be popular in the Indian smartphone market. The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom competed with the OnePlus 7 Pro and other flagships in the online smartphone market, while the regular OPPO Reno and its successor, the OPPO Reno2, were more heavily marketed in the offline market. According to IDC, the Reno2 was a great seller in India in Q4 2019. It was succeeded in China by the OPPO Reno3 and the OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G. Both of these phones haven’t been made available in other international markets yet. Now, Tasleem Arif, Vice President at OPPO India, has officially confirmed that a 4G variant of the Reno3 Pro will be arriving in India soon. He also states that there is a pipeline of OPPO products that will be released with 5G versions in India this year. The Reno3 Pro in India, therefore, won’t be a 5G phone, which is just as well when considering the fact there are no 5G networks in India yet, and they probably won’t arrive until 2022.
Excited to share the most awaited news of 2020 – #OPPOReno3Pro with Expert Camera credentials is launching soon with 4G specifications in India. Moreover, there are a pipeline of products by OPPO which will come with 5G version in India this year!
— Tasleem Arif (@tasleemarifk) February 10, 2020
Separately, 91mobiles reports that the Reno3 Pro in India will come with a different set of specifications. The publication exclusively leaked a promotional banner for the phone. The major change will be that it will have a 44MP front camera in dual punch setup, joined by a depth sensor. This will be the first phone to have a 44MP front camera, but this isn’t the highest megapixel resolution for a front camera as the ASUS 6Z (ZenFone 6) uses a 48MP flip camera. The OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G in China, on the other hand, comes with a single 32MP front camera. The teaser also indicates that the Indian Reno3 Pro will have a flat display, instead of having a curved display of the China variant.
The banner confirms the presence of a 44MP dual punch-hole camera. The phone will be available in a Blue gradient color. Its rear cameras are expected to consist of a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 13MP telephoto camera, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. This is the same configuration as the China 5G variant.
The other major change will be the SoC. The 4G Indian variant of the Reno3 Pro won’t feature the 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip. 91mobiles doesn’t report the exact SoC, but our guesses include the 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 730. The rest of the specifications could be different from the China variant as well, so we will have to wait for the announcement to learn more. We can expect Android 10-based ColorOS 7 out of the box.
Update: OPPO Reno3 Pro launching in India on 2nd March 2020
OPPO has confirmed that the Reno3 Pro 4G variant is launching in India on 2nd March 2020. OPPO also confirms the presence of a 44MP front camera in dual punch-hole setup.
#OPPOReno3Pro with the World’s First 44MP #DualPunchHole Camera is coming to double the clarity in every shot. Ranbir Kapoor is ready to experience OPPO Reno3 Pro. Catch all the action unfold on 2nd March, 2020! Know more: https://t.co/Umdka7n4Ml pic.twitter.com/FjX2gpoioZ
— OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) February 13, 2020
We hope to learn more about the device soon, seeing as it is different from the OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G that was previously launched.