Oppo Reno3 A goes official in Japan

Oppo has launched a mid-range Reno smartphone in Japan. Contrary to the Chinese models, the Reno3 A has a more pocket-friendly price tag of around $371. For that, it offers emphasis on a larger screen, bigger battery, IP68 waterproofing, and more.

The Reno3 A has a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Oppo says the Organic EL AMOLED display has around 89.9% of screen-body ratio. It is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.

Reno3 A specifications

Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Oppo says the Game Boot 2.0 will aid the SoC with touch sampling and refresh rate of displays for a smoother gaming experience.

There is a fingerprint sensor at the front embedded on to the display. We have the usual vertically stacked quad-camera layout on the back along with an LED flash and Oppo branding at the bottom.

A 48MP f/1.7 main shooter leads the way for the camera arrangement followed by an 8MP ultra-wide. A 2MP Macro and a 2MP depth sensor complete the package. The front notch tucks in a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

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Oppo says by combining EIS, Gyro sensor and its own algorithm, users can record stable videos without a sweat. The super wide-angle of 119 degrees is also aided by features like the Ultra-night mode. The front camera also has an AI beauty mode for selfies.

Osaifu Keitai and FeliCa Ready

Connectivity options of the Reno3 A include Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 ac, GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, and NFC. The Oppo Reno3 A supports Osaifu Keitai which is Japan’s de facto payment system which includes electronic money and identity cards, out of the box. It is also compatible with Sony’s Contactless RFID system FeliCa.

The Reno3 A packs in a 4,025mAh battery with support for fast charging. The handset has a Dual Nano SIM card slot and a dedicated Micro SD slot for expansion of storage up to 256GB. 

Price and Availability

The device will run Color OS 7.1 based on Android 10 out of the box and also has support for IP68 Water and Dust resistance.

Colourways include two variants- Black and White. The single 6GB/128GB variant of the Reno3 A is priced at 39,800 Japanese Yen (~$372). The handset is already up for pre-orders on various websites like Amazon, Hikaritv and will go on sale starting June 25th in the country.

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