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Oppo Reno9 series is here: Pro+ with 16 GB RAM

The Oppo Reno 9 Pro and Reno 9 Pro+ each have 16GB of RAM under the hood, which is a first for the Reno series.
Oppo Reno9 Pro

Oppo today announced the Reno9 series. It consists of the Reno9 with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, the Reno9 Pro with a Dimensity 8100 and the Reno9 Pro+ with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and three cameras on the back. The Reno9 Pro and Reno9 Pro+ each have 16GB of RAM, which is a first for the Reno series.

Oppo Reno9

The base model comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution. It supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. The 10-bit panel covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space and achieves a brightness of up to 800 nits in normal mode. Up to 950 nits are possible for HDR photos and HDR10+ video content.

On the back you’ll find a similar design to the Reno8 series, but this time the camera module sits flush with the body and only the lenses protrude. The dual camera consists of a 64 megapixel main camera and a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor. Upfront, Oppo installs a 32-megapixel selfie camera with autofocus.

The battery has a capacity of 4,500 mAh and supports 67 watt fast charging via the included adapter. Other specs include Android 13-based ColorOS 13 and a 174-gram body that’s just 7.2mm thick without the cameras.

The Oppo Reno9 is offered in four colors – black, gold, pink gradient and red. Prices start at 2,499 CNY ($350) for the 8/256 GB variant and rise to 2,699 CNY ($378) for the 12/256 GB variant and up to 2,999 CNY ($420) for 12/512 GB. Pre-orders are already on and the first sale will start on December 2nd.

Oppo Reno9 Pro

The Pro member of the family has a lot in common with the regular Reno9. They share the same lightweight, thin body, 4,500mAh battery, and 6.7-inch AMOLED display. MediaTek’s 5nm Dimensity 8100 chipset is the biggest difference, the other being the camera setup. The Pro also features the MariSilicon X NPU, Oppo’s own image processing chip for better 4K night videos and 4K Ultra HDR video.

The Reno9 Pro has a 50-megapixel main camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 7P lens and autofocus. There is also an 8 megapixel ultra wide with f/2.2 and a 112 degree field of view. The selfie camera has the same 32-megapixel sensor as the base model. In addition, the regular Reno9 only has the faster LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage in the most expensive configuration, which is available on the Pro in both 16/256 GB and 16/512 GB variants.

The Oppo Reno9 Pro is available in Black, Gold and Pink Gradient. Depending on the memory, the prices are 3,499 CNY ($490) or 3,799 CNY ($532). Advance sales are already underway, sales begin on December 2nd.

Oppo Reno9 Pro+

The star of the show is the Oppo Reno9 Pro+. On the front, it has the same 6.7-inch AMOLED display and 32-megapixel selfie camera, but the panel is curved. Oppo kept the signature design on the back, although here the entire camera island had to be raised. The 50 megapixel f/1.8 main camera has a 6P lens, autofocus and OIS. The ultra-wide-angle camera uses an 8-megapixel sensor with a wider field of view of 120 degrees and also functions as a macro camera for close-ups of up to 4 cm. There is also a 2 megapixel depth sensor.

The Reno9 Pro+ is technically the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset that also features the MariSilicon X NPU. Even the flagship Find X5 Pro is based on the older non-plus Snapragon 8 Gen 1. The combination of a lot of processing power and Oppo’s AI skills should result in significantly better image quality and clearer details.

The Pro+ is a bit thicker and heavier, which is also due to the higher battery capacity of 4,700 mAh. It also supports 80W fast charging via USB-C. The matching charger is part of the scope of delivery.

The Reno9 Pro+ is available in black, gold and mint green. All three colors are available with 16/256 GB storage for 3,999 CNY (537 euros). Black and gold are also available with 16/512 GB for 4,399 CNY (590 euros). Oppo is already taking pre-orders on its website. The sale starts on December 2nd.

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