Oppo Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro to Feature a Punch-hole Design and 5G Connectivity

Faisal Rasool

As of yet, Oppo’s popular Reno series has given us notched designs, regular pop-up camera modules, and a more inventive shark-fin design, but the next addition to the Reno lineup might be the first to feature a punch-hole cut-out. We’re, of course, talking about the Oppo Reno 3, which is scheduled for launch this December.  

WhatMobile noted in an earlier post that Oppo teased Reno 3 at the launch event for Color OS 7. Official sources claim that the ‘Pro’ variant for Reno 3 will be 5G-enabled, and now Oppo has teased us with the first promo poster for Reno 3 Pro 5G. 

While the 5G connectivity is officially confirmed for OPPO Reno 3 Pro, a recently surfaced screenshot of Reno 3’s settings menu reveals that it might feature dual-mode 5G as well. More to the point, the screenshot has a little white space on the top-left corner, that hints at a punch-hole-style design.

Aside from the screenshot, the teaser poster mentioned above doesn’t reveal the whole forehead of the handset, cutting off just where the purported punch-hole would have been. It may very well be another notch-less display with a pop-up module, but the screenshot suggests otherwise.

At any rate, Reno 3 is expected to run on a Snapdragon 735 chipset, rounded off with 8 GB of memory and 128 GB/256 GB of native storage. The internals will be powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with support for VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology. Earlier leaks tip the screen to be an AMOLED display that measures 6.5-inch and produces an FHD+ resolution at a 90 Hz refresh rate.

Oppo reveals that the Reno 3 Pro will be the slimmest 5G-enabled smartphone yet. As per the official sources, the phone is only 7.7 mm thick. In comparison, the Reno 2 measured 9.5 mm, which means that Oppo shrunk the phone down by roughly 2 mm. Rumors point to a 60-megapixel primary rear lens and a 32-megapixel camera on the front. Although the OPPO Price tag hasn’t been officially shared, Reno 3 might retail for somewhere between $469 and $512 in China.