Oppo has an accelerated release cadence in its Reno lineup, at least in China. While in Europe, products in this sub-brand appear once a year, i.e. every two generations, in China we see a new series every 6 months. Whereas the Reno 9 series has already been on the market for a good few months, Oppo is preparing for the launch of the Reno 10 series, and the first details about their hardware have been leaked on the internet. Given that the Reno 8 series was launched in Romania last summer, we expect the Reno 10 to hit our market around the same time.
New Oppo Reno 10 models will feature high-performance chipsets
First information about the Reno 10 series says there will be three models: a “standard”, basic one, a Reno 10 Pro and a Reno 10 Pro+. These will be aligned to a unified design on the outside, but the internal hardware specs will be quite different between the three models.
For the Reno 10 and Reno 10 Pro models we only have information about the processors they will use. The base one will call on the Snapdragon 778G, a two-year-old processor already, replaced last year by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, and this year by the Gen 2 variant. Thus, the targeted performance level will not be very high. On the other hand, the Reno 10 Pro will use MediaTek’s Dimensity 8200 chipset, which will aim for the flagship performance of a couple of years ago in the mid-range price zone.
The Reno 10 Pro+ will be a flagship killer, similar to the OnePlus 11
For Oppo’s Reno 10 Pro+, the full specs list has been revealed, and it really will be equipped with hardware worthy of a flagship, if it were to be released in 2022. Incidentally, this model is very similar to the previously released Reno 9 Pro+, with only minor improvements. This model will feature a 6.74″ OLED display at 120 Hz with curved edges (realised by Chinese manufacturer Tianma). The processor of choice is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which will use 16 GB RAM, and 256 or 512 GB internal storage. The 4,700 mAh battery will benefit from fast charging at 100W.
The camera system will also be above average. We’re talking about a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor main camera (same as on the OnePlus 11), with an 8-megapixel ultrawide with Sony IMX355 sensor and a 64-megapixel periscopic zoom camera with OmniVision OV64b sensor. On the front, the Oppo Reno 10 Pro+ will use another Sony sensor, a 32-megapixel IMX709.
However, Oppo will keep the price down by using a plastic construction, an odd decision given the capabilities of this model. The improvements are the periscopic zoom camera and faster charging.
The launch of the new Oppo Reno 10 models is expected in the next few weeks.