The Oppo Reno 8 series was launched globally a few months ago. And now, Oppo is already planning to announce the successor of its mid-range smartphone lineup, which is the Reno 9 (Pro). Confusingly, the pair could be a hardware knockoff based on the initial specs shared by the leaker.
- Oppo’s Reno 9 Pro (Plus) may get a step-down processor.
- The series may share a design with the OnePlus 10R.
- Oppo plans to launch the Reno 9 series in November.
A clever tipster named Digital Site claims that the Reno 9 Pro and 9 Pro+ will share the same processors as their predecessors. Notably, the Reno 9 Pro will be powered by the same Snapdragon 778G chipset found on the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G. The Reno 9 Pro+ model is also believed to boast the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC.
Oppo Reno 9 (Pro) cameras to rival Galaxy A53
The source added that the standard Reno 9 Pro will have a 64MP primary camera while the premium model will get 50MP. It is not clear if both sensors will offer advantages over the current Reno 8 Pro camera module. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy A53 sports the same 64MP sensor that Oppo is likely to use.
On the bright side of things, the entire Renault 9 is expected to benefit from China’s new fast charging standard called UFCS (Universal Fast Charging Specification). It is also rumored that Oppo’s Reno 9 will share the same refresh design with the OnePlus 10R.
Suspicious Oppo Reno 9 specifications
All these incredible specs indicate that the Oppo Reno 9 will be a toned down version of the Reno 8 in terms of speed. However, these specifications refer to the Chinese variants of the Reno 9 Pro. Oppo may offer better hardware for the international version. Likewise, we recommend taking these with a grain of salt.
There are no further details about the price of the Oppo Reno 9 lineup yet. More importantly, Oppo is set to launch the Reno 9 in China next month, with no availability for other markets. However, the device may go head-to-head with the upcoming Galaxy A54 and Google Pixel 6a in terms of price.
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