Oppo Reno8 may be the first phone with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip

Could we see a really impressive performance this time?


The Oppos Reno series has been a bit of a fan favorite since its introduction back in 2019, which was largely due to its adherence to its design-first approach. The performance usually brings the back seat to unconventional design blossoms: The original Reno had a strangely swivel hinged selfie camera, while the latest model – the Reno7 Pro – has an honest-to-goodness message light. But now a new rumor points to possible upgrades in the performance department with the next generation.

Oppo Reno8 will be the very first to offer the upcoming Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor, suggests information shared by the delicious Digital Chat Station (via Gizmochina). Qualcomm recently abandoned its three-digit numbering system, starting with its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, in favor of a simpler serial and generation number format. This makes the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 the second mobile processor to arrive with the updated naming scheme. According to a previous leak, the chip is located below 8 Gen 1 and will likely be an offer in the upper middle class with impressive performance – fast, but only a notch below flagship level.

Digital Chat Station also mentions that the Reno8 series will make use of the MariSilicon X chip, which made its debut with the Find X5 series. The custom ISP aims to increase low light and photo processing speeds. Aside from the workability, the Oppo Reno8 is expected to pack a 120Hz 6.55-inch screen, a 50-megapixel primary camera with Sony’s IMX766 sensor and a 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging.

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