Oppo Reno 5 series detailed, expected to feature unannounced Snapdragon 860
Oppo has already launched the Reno4 flagship but it looks like the Chinese tech firm is already working on Reno 5 smartphones. This is hinted by a tipster on Weibo. The post suggests that the Reno 5 series may include the Oppo Reno 5, Oppo Reno 5 Pro, and the Oppo Reno 5 Pro+ models. Some information on the processor of the handsets have also been revealed. What's interesting is that at least one of the handsets in the series could feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 775G or Snapdragon 860 SoCs – both of which have not been revealed by Qualcomm yet.
Usually Qualcomm reveals the processor, days or weeks before the arrival of first handset that features the chipset. We saw this happening quiet recently when Qualcomm revealed its Snapdragon 865+ processor, days before Asus and Lenovo revealed their ROG Phone 3 and Legion gaming smartphones featuring it. Corning did the same with Gorilla Glass Victus before the Galaxy Note 20 announcement.
However, from the moniker it is safe to assume that Snapdragon 775G will be the successor of Snapdragon 765G while the Snapdragon 860 could be the slightly less powerful version of the current Snapdragon 865 SoC.
What, however, adds weight to this claim is a report from earlier this month when a user on Weibo said that Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 was mentioned in a meeting that involved Oppo executives as well.
But as per a theory, Qualcomm might not launch the Snapdragon 860 at all or is late to do so. if Qualcomm sticks with its launch plan like every year, it will introduce the rumoured Snapdragon 875 by end of this year. This doesn't leave it with enough time frame to launch the Snapdragon 860. In addition, the model number suggests it to be the lighter version of Snapdragon 865 but Qualcomm is already giving Snapdragon 765G, which it launched alongside the 865 late last year.