In May, OPPO unveiled the Reno 8 series of smartphones in China. The Reno 8 Pro debuted as the world’s first Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. However, the device has remained exclusive to the Chinese market. According to a new leak by well-known tipster Digital Chat Station, the Reno 9 Pro will come equipped with a downgraded chip.
According to the leaker, the previous generation phone came equipped with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (SM7450) chip, whereas its successor will arrive with the Snapdragon 778G (SM7325) chip. He did not share any information on why the company decided to use an older chip. Hence, it appears that the Reno 9 Pro may feature the Snapdragon 778G SoC.
There is a possibility that the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 may have encountered production or performance-related issues. While the SD7G1 was announced in May, there haven’t been many phones featuring the same chip. The only other phone with the SD7G1 chip is the Xiaomi CIVI 2, which was recently unveiled in China.
Last month, the tipster revealed that the Reno 9 Pro would arrive with a 4,500mAh battery. He also said that the device will support a new charging protocol, which is known as the Universal Fast Charging Specification (UFSC).
The leaker also mentioned that the Reno 9 series will come with both Snapdragon 7-series and Dimensity 8-series chipsets. While there are no leaks on the number of devices that will comprise the Reno 9 lineup. It may include the Reno 9, the Reno 9 Pro, and the Reno 9 Pro+. The company may unveil the Reno 9 family in November or December.