A week ago, I posted about the certifications of Oppo Reno 4 Pro. The Oppo Reno 4 Pro passed through BIS and IMDA certifications. The certifications hinted at India and Singapore launch. This will be the first time Reno 4 series smartphone will be heading to a global release. Now, some popular tech personalities have got the review units and they have hinted something that I was most scared about.
To re-call, Reno 3 series was launched with different processors in the global market. The Reno 3 Pro didn’t feature 5G chipset in the global market while the Chinese variant had it. We were left with Helio P95, which was a disappointment. This time around, we will be getting the same thing that happened with Reno 3 series. Thanks to my personal two favorite tech personalities, Linus Tech Tips and StuffListings, we can confirm that specifications are going to be changed in the global variant of Reno 4 Pro.
Here's something exclusive for you. I can confirm that Oppo is indeed bringing a premium device to India, which will likely be the Oppo Reno 4 Pro. For india, it'll be different, 3D curved display will stay, refresh rate and size will change.
Feel free to retweet 😉 #oppoIndia pic.twitter.com/aWPOaF3i86
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) July 3, 2020
According to the tweet, we can confirm that the Reno 4 Pro will keep the 3D curved display. Although, the refresh rate and size are going to change. To recall, the Reno 4 Pro comes with a 90Hz refresh rate. I don’t think there will be a decrease in refresh rate, however, it could increase to 120 Hz. Now, coming to the Canadian YouTuber, LinusTechTips also got the device. He teased the upper part of the display which shows the 3D curved design on the display. The picture posted also shows that the Reno 4 Pro global will feature a punch-hole notch housing a single sensor, just like the Chinese variant.
We're leaking something special today. With this 3D curved screen, can you guess what it is? Do you think 3D curved displays give smartphones a premium feel?
— Linus Tech Tips (@LinusTech) July 2, 2020
The YouTuber also questioned “Do you think 3D curved displays give smartphones a premium feel?“, and there are many negative answers. In my opinion, even though 3D curved displays look premium, the functionality isn’t that great. And don’t forget the durability of the curved displays. Anyways, the teased device looks beautiful, but let’s talk about the possible changes on the hardware side of the device.
Mostly, the chipsets are changed on the global variants. And by “changed” I meant “degraded”. Well, it is to save up the costs, which is pretty clear because selling phones in the homeland is cheaper than to export the devices to other countries. For Reno 4 Pro, we can also expect a different chipset. To recall, the Reno 4 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 765G in China. What chipset do you think it will feature in global markets? Do let me know your speculations in the comment section below!