The Oppo Reno 8 series was globally unveiled a few months ago. And now, Oppo is already planning to announce a successor to its midrange smartphone lineup, which is the Reno 9 (Pro). Confusingly, the pair could end up as a downgrade in hardware based on the initial specs shared by a leaker.
- Oppo's Reno 9 Pro (Plus) might get a step-down processor.
- The series could share design to the OnePlus 10R.
- Oppo is planned to launch the Reno 9 series in November.
A prolific tipster named Digital Station, alleges that the Reno 9 Pro and 9 Pro+ will share processors to their predecessors. Particularly, the Reno 9 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 778G chipset similarly found on the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G. Furthermore, the Reno 9 Pro+ model is believed to boast a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC.
Oppo Reno 9 (Pro) cameras to rival the Galaxy A53
The source also adds that the standard Reno 9 Pro could feature a 64MP main camera while the plus model gets 50MP. It's unclear if both sensors will offer advantages over the current camera module of the Reno 8 Pro. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy A53 rocks a 64MP sensor, which Oppo could utilize.
On the brighter side of things, the entire Reno 9 is expected to benefit from the new fast charging standard in China called UFCS (Universal Fast Charging Specification). In addition, Oppo's Reno 9 is rumored to get a refresh design shared with the OnePlus 10R.
Doubtful Oppo Reno 9 specs
All these hard-to-believe details point out that Oppo's Reno 9 will be a toned-down version of the Reno 8 in terms of processing speed. However, these specs are referred to the Chinese variants of the Reno 9 Pro. It is possible that Oppo would offer better hardware for the global version. Likewise, we suggest taking these with a pinch of salt.
There are no additional details provided regarding the pricing of the Oppo Reno 9 lineup yet. More importantly, Oppo is scheduled to launch the Reno 9 starting in China next month with no definite availability for other markets. But the device could go head-to-head against the upcoming Galaxy A54 and Google Pixel 6a in terms of value.
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