OPPO Reno9 and Reno9 Pro go live as Android 13 smartphones with 2021 SoCs in updated packages


The OPPO Reno9 and 9 Pro were unveiled with the same screen and updated ColorOS 13 software as their third Pro+ sibling. Again, this new flagship in the series has taken the lead with its processing solution, leaving the next variant with the Dimensity 8100-MAX of its predecessor.

The 9 Pro also retains the MariSilicon X co-processor, and is therefore presented as having the same “Double Heart Portraitperformance than the Pro+, for the same 50MP main camera.

The Reno9 Pro also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter as a second rear camera, although it has a 112° field of view, compared to 120° in the Pro+.

Then again, the middle child 9 Pro doesn’t bother with a third 2MP sensor for once – like with its vanilla counterpart.

The 9 falls behind with an older 64MP main sensor, which furthermore isn’t upgraded with a MariSilicon ISP. Therefore, the Snapdragon 778G stands alone in the Reno9.

It has the same 4,500mAh battery which charges with a new 67W fast charging standard, more compatible with all brands.

The 9 is also the most affordable of Renos’ new batch, as it’s the only new variant with a choice of 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB RAM SKUs. It’s also the only one with a new bright red colorway with gold accents for its camera bump.

They start at 2,499 yuan (~$336), while those for the Pro go up to 3,499 yuan (~$470) – which is still good for a base model with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

All in all, it will be very interesting to see if these SKUs hit the international market after this China-only launch – and how much they would cost if they did.

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