[Update 2: More renders revealed] OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G teaser shows off thinnest dual-mode 5G phone
As 5G adoption is picking up speed around the world, more and more smartphone manufacturers are releasing 5G devices in the market. Currently, manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc. offer 5G variants of their flagship devices in the market. Since these 5G devices are in the flagship category, they’re pretty much always out of the reach of the average consumer. To make the technology more accessible, Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Realme are about to bring the next-gen of 5G smartphones, like the upcoming Redmi K30 and Realme X50, to the market that will offer dual-mode 5G at a relatively affordable price. Now, Oppo is looking to join the affordable dual-mode 5G club with the launch of the Reno3 Pro later this year.
As per a recent teaser shared by the company’s VP and President of Global Marketing Brian Shen, the upcoming Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G might be the thinnest dual-mode 5G smartphone in its price segment. The device, which will feature an all-glass design, will measure in at just 7.7mm (excluding the camera bump). The teaser image reveals that the Reno3 Pro 5G will have minimal bezels on the top and sides, with no notch and curved edges. We can also tell that the device will have its power button on the right edge, but it isn’t clear where Oppo plans to house the front-facing camera.
A first look at OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G – it will feature a glass body with a thickness of just 7.7mm (excluding the lens), which may just be the thinnest dual-mode 5G phone in it’s price segment. 👀 pic.twitter.com/KD9goOTD6b
— Brian Shen (@BrianShenYiRen) November 28, 2019
At the recent ColorOS 7 launch event in China, Oppo revealed that the Reno3 series will be launched in the country next month. While we don’t have any information on the hardware specifications of the device yet, we expect to learn more in the days leading up to the launch.
Update: OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G to come with 4,025mAh battery
OPPO’s VP Brian Shen has confirmed that the OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G will come with a 4,025mAh battery.
In answer to some comments – OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G has a 4025mAh battery, matching users needs of power and speed even with it’s thickness of 7.7mm. 🤓
— Brian Shen (@BrianShenYiRen) November 29, 2019
So, despite the thin profile, the phone will have a decently sized battery that will definitely be needed when 5G is one of the highlight features of the phone.
Update 2: Latest OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G renders reveal key aspects of its design
OPPO’s VP Brian Shen has shared another render of the upcoming OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G showcasing its design. The animated render reveals that the device will feature a quad-camera setup on the back arranged in a vertical array on the top left corner of the back. The camera module also features a dual-LED flash, along with the AI camera branding.
A first look at the full rear side of OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G. Thoughts? 👀 pic.twitter.com/V8yknOzFof
— Brian Shen (@BrianShenYiRen) December 9, 2019
While the render doesn’t reveal the front panel, we do get to see that the device will have curved edges on both the front and back. The volume rocker can be found on the left edge, flanked by antenna bands on the top and bottom. This means that the power button on the device will be on the opposite edge. The color variant showcased in the render has a red to blue gradient finish that looks quite appealing and shifts colors as the device rotates.
Along with the official render, a couple of unofficial images of the device have surfaced on Weibo. These images give us a clear look at the front panel, with an edge-to-edge curved display with minimal bezels on the top and bottom. The single hole-punch can be found on the top left corner of the display. The unofficial images also reveal that the Reno3 Pro 5G will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, while the non-pro Reno3 will be powered by a MediaTek MTK6885 5G chip.
When it comes to the dimensions, the Reno3 Pro 5G will just be 7.7mm thick and weigh in at just 171g. On the other hand, the MediaTek powered Reno3 will be 7.96mm thick. It’s also worth noting that the non-pro Reno3 5G will have a waterdrop-style notch, unlike the hole-punch display on the pro variant. Finally, the post also suggests that the device will be launched in China on December 26th.