Oppo Reno 8 Pro to finally bring MariSilicon X NPU chip to India

Oppo Reno 8 Pro will debut the 6nm MariSilicon chip in India. Oppo is yet to announce the launch date.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:22 IST
Oppo Reno 8 Pro
Oppo Reno 8 series confirmed to launch with a MariSilicon X NPU chip. (Oppo)
Oppo Reno 8 Pro
Oppo Reno 8 series confirmed to launch with a MariSilicon X NPU chip. (Oppo)

Oppo Reno 8 series has been officially confirmed to come to India and this time, it is bringing the MariSilicon NPU chip in the Reno 8 Pro. This means India will be once again miss out on the top-of-the-line Reno 8 Pr+o, which is the actual flagship model available in China. The Reno series in the past has been all about the camera performance and with the Reno 8 series, Oppo seems to be going all out. The MariSilicon NPU chip first debuted on the Oppo Find X5 Pro that helped with image and video processing.

The Oppo Reno 8 Pro seems to be retaining a lot of the hardware upgrades from the Reno 7 Pro, a phone that we like. Oppo says that it will retain the Sony IMX709 image sensor with RGBW technology that impressed us with the selfie quality on the Reno 7 Pro. The rear camera will also retain the Sony IMX766 sensor for the main camera. This is shaping up to be the same phone as the Chinese Reno 8 Pro.

Oppo Reno 8 Pro to bring MariSilicon NPU chip

Additionally, the MariSilicon NPU chip is what will keep people interested. It promised a lot on the Find X5 Pro for its low light image processing but in reality, we did not observe any major gains. Nonetheless, Oppo says it is capable of “real-time lossless AI processing in the Bayer RAW domain with image data from the 50MP IMX766 rear camera sensor. MariSilicon X's image processing speed allows users to shoot night videos in 4K Ultra HDR quality with the promise of crystal-clear frames. With the NPU's support for HDR Fusion and AINR (AI Noise Reduction) algorithm operations, it delivers 4K Ultra Night Video at up to 20Bit (theoretically), with the brightest spot up to 1 million times brighter than the darkest.”

What remains to be seen is which versions of the Reno 8 series we get in India. Rumours have long suggested that the Reno 8 series will have all three models coming to India this time. However, Oppo does not mention anything about the Reno 8 Pro+, which is the actual flagship in the lineup. Will Oppo rebrand the Reno 8 Pro+ as the Reno 8 Pro in India, or will India have to settle with the lower variant once again?

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First Published Date: 30 Jun, 13:35 IST