Oppo has already confirmed that the Reno9 series will feature a model with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. This is probably the Reno9 Pro+, which was discovered at AnTuTu shortly before the official launch with exactly this processor.
Oppo Reno9 Pro+ / vivo X Fold+ AnTuTu benchmarks
The Pro+ managed a total score of 1,094,959 points. This is pretty much in line with what other smartphones with this chip show, but there is a surprise – the tested device had an underclocked chipset. Maybe it was a power saving mode that was affecting detection, but maybe Oppo actually found a way to lower clock speeds.
The main core of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 ran at 3.0 GHz, the medium cores at 2.5 GHz and the small ones at 1.8 GHz. Normally the three clusters run at 3.2 GHz, 2.8 GHz and 2.0 GHz. A typical 8+ Gen 1 smartphone scores around 1.1 million, just like this one. It is not clear whether the GPU also ran below the standard clock.
Oppo Reno9 / Pro / Pro+
If Oppo found a way to underclock the chip, both power consumption and heat generation would be reduced. If so, the 8+ Gen 1 could get a boost given the upcoming launch of the 8 Gen 2. The official presentation of the Reno9 series is this Thursday, one can be curious.
The review unit also had 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage under the hood. According to Oppo’s official teasers, it’s LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The reported Android 12 operating system will hopefully be transformed into Android 13 by the time it is launched. The Oppo Reno8 Pro is already running stable ColorOS 13 based on Google’s latest operating system.