OPPO launches the Reno3 Pro internationally with dual front cameras, quad rear cameras, and MediaTek Helio P95
OPPO had launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China at the very end of 2019, bringing over a good set of 5G phones to the Chinese market. While 5G is indeed the next step of evolution for smartphones, the rollout of this technology is at nascent stages in several parts of the world. In some regions, a 5G phone would be a fair few years early to the market, and for a consumer in those regions, it would make very little sense to pay a premium for a 5G smartphone right now. Realizing the differing need of the market, OPPO has launched a 4G variant of the Reno3 Pro for the international market at an event in India.
OPPO Reno3 Pro (4G): Specifications
|Specification||OPPO Reno3 Pro (4G)|
|Dimensions and Weight||
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P95:
PowerVR GM 9446 GPU
|RAM and Storage||
Expandable through microSD card slot
|Battery & Charging||
|Android Version||ColorOS 7 based on Android 10|
The OPPO Reno3 Pro 4G is similar to the Reno3 Pro 5G in terms of a few design elements, but there are a fair few differences across the devices. The first visually noticeable change is the display, as the 4G variant comes with a flat Super AMOLED display as opposed to the curved display on the Reno3 Pro 5G. Consequently, the 4G variant also loses out on some of the highlight features on the Reno3 Pro 5G, like the 90Hz refresh rate.
Powering the Reno3 Pro (4G) is the newly announced MediaTek Helio P95 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options. The change in the processor was expected since the Reno3 Pro launched in China came with 5G capabilities, and 5G smartphones in markets like India do not really make sense right now in early 2020.
The main focus of the Reno3 Pro is the camera setup, both on the front and rear. The primary 64MP sensor is capable of shooting “ultra-clear 108MP image” through clever use of multi-frame photos and sub-pixel interpolation in broad daylight. Zoom duties are handled by the telephoto camera, providing 2x optical zoom, and up to 20x digital zoom. For the front, the phone sports a 44MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor, ensuring your selfies are top-notch, even in low light situations thanks to Ultra Night Selfie Mode.
Pricing and Availability
The OPPO Reno3 Pro will be available in India from March 6 in Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, and Sky White colors. The 8GB/128GB variant will be available at a price of ₹29,990 ($415) in the first sale; while the 8GB/256GB variant will be available for ₹32,990 ($455) at a later date. The phone will be available on Flipkart.