Oppo unveiled three Reno 9 smartphones today: the regular Oppo Reno 9 with Snapdragon 778G, the Oppo Reno 9 Pro with the same body but a Dimensity 8100 processor, and the powerful Reno 9Pro+ with a Snapdragon 820 Gen 1 chipset and three rear cameras.
In a first for the Reno series and a feature we haven’t seen in an Oppo phone since the Find X3 Pro flagship, which debuted more than 1.5 years ago, the Reno9 Pro and Reno9 Pro+ both launched with 16GB of RAM as a base option.
The base variant in the trio features a 6.7″ Full HD+ AMOLED display. It offers a 240 Hz touch sampling rate and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
The 10-bit panel can display content in HDR pictures and HDR10+ videos at up to 950 nits of brightness and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage in standard mode.
The phone’s rear has a similar layout to that of the Reno 8 series, but this time just the lenses are protruding from the camera island, which is now flat with the rest of the back. The dual camera includes 64 MP primary and 2 MP black-and-white sensors, and the 32 MP autofocus selfie camera is on the front.
With the included adaptor, the battery’s 4,500 mAh capacity can support up to 67 W of fast charging. Other features include an Android 13-based ColorOS 13 operating system out of the box and a thin body that weighs only 174 grammes without the cameras.
There are four colour options available for the Oppo Reno 9: black, gold, pink gradient, and red. Prices for the 8/256 GB model are CNY2,499 ($350 or €335), the 12/256 GB model is CNY2,699 ($378 or €363), and the 12/512 GB models are CNY2,999 ($420 or €403). On its website, Oppo is currently accepting reservations. The initial sale will occur the following week, on December 2.
Oppo Reno9 Pro
The 6.7″ AMOLED screen, 4,500 mAh battery, and light, thin bodies of both the Reno9 Pro and standard Reno9 are shared by both devices.
The most significant difference is the 5nm Dimensity 8100 chipset from Mediatek, with the cameras and Oppo’s own MariSilicon X NPU platform for advanced image processing, enhanced 4K night video, and 4K Ultra HDR video rounding out the comparison.
The Reno9 Pro boasts a 50MP primary camera with a 7P lens and autofocus and an 8MP ultrawide-angle camera with a 112-degree field of view. However, the 32MP sensor in the selfie camera is the same as the standard one.
This smartphone has 16/256 GB and 16/512 GB versions of the faster LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, which are only available in the most expensive model of a regular smartphone.
The Oppo Reno 9 Pro is available in Pink Gradient, Gold, and Black. Depending on the storage option chosen, prices range from CNY3,499 ($490/€470) to CNY3,799 ($532/€510). Pre-orders are required, and sales will start on December 2.
Oppo Reno9 Pro+
The Plus family member is the main attraction. The same 6.7″ AMOLED display and 32MP selfie camera are there up front, but because this phone is curved, it has a smaller overall footprint.
In this case, Oppo preserved the familiar rear design but had to raise the entire camera island. The 50MP f/1.8 primary camera sports an OIS, AF, and 6P lens. The ultrawide shooter doubles as a macro camera for up-close shots and sports an 8MP sensor with a larger field of view (120 degrees) (up to 4 cm). The 2MP depth sensor is housed in the third aperture.
Even the top-tier Find X5 Pro runs on the earlier, non-plus version of the Qualcomm CPU, making the Reno9 Pro+ the first device with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with the MariSilicon X NPU. The chipset would enable Oppo’s AI capabilities, which would result in a significant improvement in colour quality and clarity of details.
The phone’s enhanced battery capacity of 4,700 mAh accounts for its slightly increased thickness and weight. Additionally, Oppo includes the converter in the box, and it enables 80W rapid charging through USB-C.
In addition to the standard black and gold colours for the Oppo Reno 9 Pro+, they also have an eye-catching mint green option. The first two paint jobs also come in a 16/512GB variant for CNY4,399 ($616/€590), while all three hues are available with 16/256GB RAM for CNY3,999 ($560/€537).
On its website, Oppo is currently accepting pre-orders. The first day of sales is December 2.