Oppo has announced the Reno 3 Pro, the latest entry in the increasingly complicated Reno series. It is a mid-range model that is completely different from the Reno 3 Pro 5G released in China in December. This model is first introduced in India.
At 8.1mm thick and 175g, the Reno 3 Pro feels slimmer and lighter than most of its peers. Otherwise, the design is pretty unobtrusive – it's another Chinese frame-less phone with gradients and cameras that the eye can see anywhere. Oppo says the surfaces should all create the sky; The model you see above is the "Auroral Blue" version, which is said to have been inspired by the Northern Lights, and there are also the "Midnight Black" and Sunrise Pink-ish "Sky White" versions.
The screen is a 6.4-inch 20: 9 1080p OLED panel with a built-in fingerprint sensor and a pill-shaped hole cutout for two camera modules. The most important is a 44 megapixel sensor, apparently a world first, and it is equipped with a 2 megapixel sensor for depth of field information. A higher refresh rate would have been nice, but otherwise the screen is great. I also like the neat effect where the pixels around the hole shine brightly when you use the face release.
On the back there is a fairly large bump that houses four more cameras. The main camera has a 64 megapixel sensor and a 1: 1.7 lens. There is also a 13 megapixel 1: 2.4-2x telephoto lens, an 8 megapixel 1: 2.2 ultrawide and a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor. Oppo claims up to 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom; Sure, in my short test photos, photos up to 5x looked pretty good, though I wouldn't go too far beyond that. However, the device I used used non-definitive camera software.
Further specifications are the new Helio P95 processor from MediaTek, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB expandable memory, two SIM slots as well as a separate microSD slot and a headphone jack. ColorOS 7 runs on the phone, based on Android 10. The 4,025 mAh battery can be quickly charged at 30 W with the VOOC 4.0 system from Oppo. According to the company, you'll be full from 0 to 50 percent in 20 minutes and 56 to 100 percent in 56 minutes. This probably doesn't have to be said, but unlike China's Reno 3 Pro 5G, this phone doesn't support 5G.
Oppo is launching the Reno 3 Pro in India this Friday. 29,990 ($ 415) for a model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The 256 GB model costs Rs. 32,990 ($ 455), but is only listed as "coming soon".