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Oppo Reno 3 Series Confirmed for Malaysian Release

Initially unveiled for the global market earlier this year in March, we just heard from Oppo Malaysia that the Oppo Reno 3 series is finally coming to our shores. Although the Chinese company did not specifically mention this, we reckon our market will receive the global variants of the Reno 3 and Reno 3 Pro, instead of the ones for the Chinese market.

Out of the two phones, the Reno 3 Pro is naturally the higher-end device, and it’s quite a handsome smartphone. Its back panel has a sleek gradient finish, it has tiny bezels, and the 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED display with an oblong-shaped hole-punch cutout on the top left gives the phone a rather sleek aesthetic.

Besides that, the Reno 3 Pro also comes with a quad camera system. It consists of a 64MP f/1.7 main shooter, a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome camera. This device is equipped with two selfie cameras too: a 44MP f/2.4 primary shooter and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

Other specifications of the Reno 3 Pro include a MediaTek Helio P95 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 4,025mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, and ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 out of the box.

And then there’s the regular Reno 3. Unlike the Pro model, the standard variant is powered by a Helio P90 chip instead. Given its more affordable price tag, it doesn’t look quite as sleek either. Rather than a hole-punch cutout, this model has a more conventional 6.44-inch 1080p AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch at the top.

Its quad camera system, on the other hand, is actually quite similar to the Pro model, with just the primary sensor swapped out. The standard Reno 3 features a 48MP f/1.8 main camera, a 13MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome sensor. The 44MP f/2.4 selfie shooter is also retained.

Rounding out the specifications of the Reno 3 are 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 4,025mAh battery with 30W fast charging, as well as an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

According to Oppo Malaysia, the Oppo Reno 3 series will arrive in Malaysia “in the coming weeks,” so there’s a good chance it will be launched here sometime this month. It’ll be interesting to see how much the Reno 3 series will cost locally.