While Oppo might not yet be a well-known brand here in South Africa, they are doing well in China and other developing markets. They have announced the Oppo Reno3 Pro, a mid-range device (costing around $430) that is focused on putting great cameras in your hands at a reasonable price.
It has 6 cameras in total; 4 at the back and 2 selfie cameras.
The Oppo Reno3 Pro has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, coming in at 2400 x 1080 resolution. This 20:9 aspect ratio is quite different to many other devices and could offer a unique viewing experience for media. It has a dual punch-hole at the top left but it still has a 91.5% screen to body ratio.
Interestingly, Oppo decided to go with a MediaTek processor, which we don’t see that much these days. It is the MediaTek Helio P95 chipset, so solidly mid-range, and also includes 8GB of RAM.
The quad camera setup at the back starts off with a 64MP f/1.8 aperture lens. You then have a 13MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle with 120 degrees of field-of-view and a 2MP mono sensor to increase detail.
They combine to shoot up to 5x hybrid zoom and are capable of 20x digital zoom. It also has features like Multi-frame composition, AI-based Noise Reduction, and an Ultra Night Selfie Mode. Moreover, there are Video Bokeh, Video Zoom, and AI Beauty Mode for video recordings. The selfie cams are headlined by a 44MP primary sensor (that’s right – 44MP selfie cam), and a 2MP depth sensor.
The Reno3 Pro will be made available in 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Further, it packs a 4,025mAh battery.
Hopefully Oppo decides to launch its phones in South Africa sooner rather than later so that we can give this affordable device a go.