OPPO Reno8 could be the first smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip: this is claimed by the renowned leaker known as Digital Chat Station on the Chinese social network Weibo. Each generation of Reno includes a relatively large number of devices with different configurations and characteristics.
Still, the source has not specified more in detail on which precise models we will find the new Qualcomm midrange chip, the first to come out with the unique style of commercial name.
The chip has not yet been introduced, and the same source shared the very first technical information. The CPU will likely be an octa-core unit based on the ARMv9 designs submitted by Arm in early 2021, just like the more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but it will miss core X at full power.
There will therefore be a four-core cluster based on the Cortex-A710 design for the most intensive operations (it cannot be excluded that one of the four will go to higher frequencies), and another four-core cluster based on the Cortex-A510 for operations where it is possible to save power – and therefore energy.
On the GPU side, there should be an Adreno 662, rumoured to be slightly less powerful than the Adreno 660 found aboard last year’s Snapdragon 888 (yes, Qualcomm uses a sometimes misleading nomenclature for its GPUs). Overall it will be fascinating to understand which production process Qualcomm will decide to use, and above all, which foundry, considering the difficulties faced with Samsung in recent times, which must be contrasted with the scarce availability of the more performing TSMC.
The source also predicted that on Reno8, we would find the Marisilicon X coprocessor that we saw onboard the Find X5 range. It is a custom ISP (Image Signal Processor) fast and able to process photos captured in low light conditions.
For the rest, we don’t have many details on Reno8. Extreme similarities with OnePlus smartphones are expected – in particular, from the design point of view, at least one model should be the Oppo version of the OnePlus 10 Pro, as you can see in the opening image. Among the other features rumoured so far, it is worth noting:
- 6.55 “display with 120 Hz refresh
- 50 MP primary camera with Sony IMX766 sensor
- 4,500 mAh battery
- Maximum charging speed 80W