OPPO Reno9 and Reno9 Pro go live as Android 13 smartphones with 2021 SoCs in updated packages

The OPPO Reno9 and 9 Pro have been unveiled with the same screen and up-to-date ColorOS 13 software as their third Pro+ sibling. But again, the flagship of the new series has flown ahead with its processing solution, leaving the next variant with its predecessor’s Dimensity 8100-MAX.

The 9 Pro also retains the MariSilicon X coprocessor, so is touted to have the same “Dual Core portrait” performance as the Pro+, for the same 50MP main camera.

The Reno9 Pro also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter as a second rear camera, though it has a 112° field of view, compared to 120° in the Pro+.

Then again, the mid-child 9 Pro doesn’t bother with a third 2MP sensor for once – as with its vanilla counterpart.

The 9 lags behind with an older 64MP main sensor, which is also not improved with a MariSilicon ISP. That’s why the Snapdragon 778G is only in the Reno9.

It has the same 4,500 mAh battery that charges with the new, more cross-brand fast charging standard of 67W.

The 9 is also the most affordable of the new batch of Renos, being the only new variant with a choice of 8GB, 12GB or 16GB RAM SKUs. It’s also the only one with a new bright red colorway with gold accents for its camera bump.

They start at 2,499 Yuan (~$336) while the Pro’s go up to 3,499 Yuan (~$470) – which is still good for a base model with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

All in all, it will be very interesting to see if these SKUs make it to the international market after this China launch – and how much they would cost if so.

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