Oppo PCLM50 Spotted on TENNA Listings; Another Reno 3 Variant is Coming Soon

Faisal Rasool

Launched back in December 2019, the Oppo Reno 3 duo was a hit, but we weren’t expecting a follow-up model to join that lineup. Reportedly, Oppo has another unnamed Reno 3 device in the works, which might soon be joining the duo.

Bearing the model number PCLM50, the phone has already been spotted on TENNA listings, but the design details remain thin on the ground. As per the listing, this mysterious upcoming model weighs the same as the base variant of Oppo Reno 3 but brings a subtle upgrade in performance.

The SoC -- most likely to be a Snapdragon 765G 5G -- is clocked at 2.4 GHz, with a 5G modem baked into it. The modem supports SA and NSA networks but it doesn’t support the band 79.

The chipset carries 8 GB of memory (but you don’t get a 12 GB RAM option) and 128 GB/ 256 GB of onboard non-expandable storage. Powering this hardware is a 3,935 mAh (which is the rated capacity, by the way) battery and an Android-10-based ColorOS 7. The new Variant will be carrying higher Oppo Prices than the standard Reno Variants.

That covers the upgrade bit, now for the cutbacks. Unlike the 64-megapixel primary camera on the vanilla Reno 3 variant, Oppo PCLM50 features a 48-megapixel unit and combines it with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle shooter, and a pair of 2-megapixel depth and microsensors. While we don’t know where it’s housed, the front-selfie-cam maxes out at 32 megapixels -- same as the standard Oppo Reno 3.

The 6.4-inch AMOLED display produces a 2400X1080 resolution and embeds an in-display fingerprint reader. But again, the listing doesn’t confirm whether the screen sports a punch-hole or a notch. The rear panel will be offered in Yellow, Black, and White hues.

If you go by the specs sheet alone, this purported Reno 3 model appears to be an upper-mid-ranger and since the TENNA listing has already gone live, the model itself should go official in the coming weeks. Is this slight bump in performance worth introducing a whole new device at a higher Oppo price? We’ll leave that up to our readers to decide.