Along with the Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G variant, Oppo also announced the normal Oppo Reno 3 which will indeed be the first smartphone to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC. Even though its higher-end variant is powered by a mid-range SoC, the Reno 3 is powered by MediaTek’s latest flagship 7nm SoC.
There’s not much difference between the Pro and non-Pro variant but two significant design elements differ between the devices:
- The Oppo Reno 3 has a flat display while there’s a curved display on the Pro variant
- The regular Reno 3 features a waterdrop notch while the Pro has a hole-punch camera
The design seems identical on both the devices and there are some minor hardware differences, let’s check:
- 6.4 inches, 1080 x 2400 px Display with Waterdrop notch
- 64 MP Quad Rear Camera & 32 MP Front Camera
- 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 1000L, 2.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor
- 8 GB RAM, 128 GB inbuilt
- 4025 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
- Android v10.0
On the design front, the rear panel looks exactly the same as the Reno 3 Pro, with the hyperbolic design and in eye-catching colours, but the Reno 3 is slightly thicker at 7.96mm than the Reno 3 Pro 5G.
There’s a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with the traditional waterdrop. The screen has a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch response. The Oppo Reno 3’s display has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Being powered by the latest 7nm based 5G MediaTek Dimensity 1000L which is the first flagship by MediaTek. The 7nm based MediaTek Dimensity 1000 features four high-end Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.6GHz which is the main reason for the better performance of this SoC and we have four Cortex-A55 power-efficient cores clocked at 2.2GHz.
So, this Reno 3 is a powerful smartphone coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Surprisingly, the Reno 3 packs better camera than its costly brother, carrying a 64 MP Quad Rear Camera setup that features a newer Sony IMX686 primary sensor.
The other three sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens that has a 115-degree FOV, a 2MP mono lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Like its Pro variant, the Reno 3 features a new Ultra Stable 2.0 video mode for smoother video capture but does lack the telephoto capabilities offered along with the Pro variant.
Oppo Reno 3 packs the same 4,025mAh battery pack along with 30W VOOC 4.0 fast-charging support like the Pro variant. Also, you get all the essential 5G connectivity options on the Reno 3 and it runs on the latest ColorOS 7 skin based on Android 10.
Price & Availability
Oppo Reno 3 has a price tag of 3399 yuan (around Rs.34,600) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The higher-end variant with 12GB RAM and 128GB internal storage requires about 3699 yuan (around Rs.37,700) in China.
The Reno 3 will be available in the same four colour variants as the Reno 3 Pro 5G, that includes the Moon Night Black, Sunrise Impression, Misty White, and Blue Starry Night. The Reno 3 Pro is now available in China but against the likes of much cheaper Redmi K30 5G, so definitely who dominates the 5G smartphone market in 2020.
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