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Oppo Reno 3 phone delivers 5G for under $500

Oppo Reno 3
(Image credit: Oppo)

Having teased the Reno 3 series towards the end of 2019, Oppo has now announced the availability of two new handsets, both of which will be available in China on December 31st. 

The new phones are called the Reno 3 and the Reno 3 Pro, and both devices support super-fast 5G, but they also have a lot more to offer.

Impressive 5G devices 

Both Reno 3 phones have dual-mode chipsets and software that combines to deliver the same battery line as an LTE phone. So, your battery won’t die immediately the second you feel like using 5G. 

On top of this, phone devices have impressive displays with 800-nit screens with HDR10+ support and 180Hz touch rates. The two handsets also have batteries with rapid charging that gives you a 50% charge in 20 minutes, and 70% in half an hour.

However, the Reno 3 Pro is decidedly the better phone which justifies its more expensive price tag. The Pro device features the new Snapdragon 765G processor, and a 6.5-inch OLED FHD+ screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also features a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide snapper, 13MP telephoto camera, and 2MP monochrome sensor.

5G made more affordable 

When the phones go on sale in China on New Year’s Eve, the Reno 3 will be available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $486 (£372) – 12GB of RAM raises the price to $529 (£404). And if you want the Reno 3 Pro, it will cost you $572 (£437) for 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage; while opting for 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will set you back $643 (£492). 

These prices are some of the most competitive we’ve seen for 5G phones to date.



Fiona discovered her love for investing and making money from a young age. Since then this interest has grown and now she loves writing about investing and business, and follows the 5G market closely. She is also a technology enthusiast, and so they tend to be her favourite investments.