Oppo’s Reno 3 series was revealed at the tail-end of last year and comes in two models: the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro. As the names suggest, the Reno 3 Pro is a more premium version of the regular Reno 3 – the former comes with curved sides and a hole punch display, while the latter comes with a flat OLED screen. Both the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro are 5G-ready, meaning both can deliver blisteringly fast download and upload speeds.
In our humble opinion, the Reno 3 Pro is easily one of the best-looking phones on the market right now. The device’s 6.5-inch all-screen display is a marvel in its own right thanks to its incredibly tiny cutout for a single front-facing camera. Not only that, but it has a 90Hz high-refresh rate to boot – matching the likes of the Pixel 4 and OnePlus 7T Pro. The handset also comes with an optical fingerprint reader underneath its panel for fast unlocking.
However, it’s the back of the Reno 3 Pro that’s the most visually striking.
The device comes in a colour Oppo is calling Sunrise Impression that oozes shades of pink, purple, red, blue and white depending on the angle that light strikes it. The colour scheme extends to the sides of the phone, so you’ll always feel like you have rainbow in the palm of your hand.
The Sunrise Impression colour for the Reno 3 and 3 Pro is so gorgeous it could put the Galaxy S11 to shame when the device is expectedly unveiled next month. Last year SamMobile said the South Korean tech giant is gearing up to release the S11 in blue, pink, black and white colours.
Teenage tipster Ishan Agarwal claimed similar colour options would be made available for the Galaxy S11e. If true, it seems Samsung could steer of any distinctive rear designs for its next flagship.
Oppo’s Reno 3 series isn’t just a visual treat though, it’s also packing some serious horsepower under its bonnet and a diverse set of rear cameras.
The Reno 3 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 765G processor that comes with a built-in 5G modem. Although this chipset isn’t as powerful as the American firm’s new Snapdragon 865, it should breeze through typical usage and handle heavy-duty tasks without breaking a sweat.
Android fans can also configure the Reno 3 Pro with up to 12GB of RAM, meaning the phone should have no problem keeping a legion of apps running in the background.
Camera-wise, the Reno 3 Pro comes with a 48-megapixel primary, 13-megapixel telephoto, 8-megapixel wide-angle and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor. While this setup certainly isn’t original by current smartphone standards, it should offer users a pretty diverse photography experience.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Oppo phone without the inclusion of the firm’s signature VOOC wired charging technology. The Reno 3 Pro comes with VOOC Charge 4.0 that should refill the phone’s 4,025mAh cell to 50 percent in just 20 minutes.
Unfortunately, Oppo has only released the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro in its home territory of China right now, meaning the only way to get your hands on one is to import it. The regular Reno 3 starts at 3,399 Chinese Yuan (roughly £369.99) while the Reno 3 Pro can be picked up for 3,999 Chinese Yuan (roughly £435).
It’s unclear if Oppo has plans to release its new Reno 3 series globally. However, the firm has announced it will be revealing the feverishly anticipated successor to the Oppo Find X at MWC in Barcelona next month. Express.co.uk is attending the firm’s showcase and will bring you all the details about the device.