This chipset may be fabricated by Samsung again.
The Reno 7 series has just hit worldwide audiences but the Reno 8 is now in the works apparently. These companies don’t even give these phones three months before devaluing them. Oppo is not the only company to blame though, a Xiaomi, Realme, Transsion, and others do the same tactic as well.
Back to the Reno 8, this particular rumor is important because it may be the first phone to test out the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset that is set to replace the previous 700 series into a simpler format.
The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset is built upon a 4nm process and is said to sport the Adreno 662 GPU. It is an octa-core chipset consisting of 4 large Cortex-A710 cores and 4 small Cortex-A510 cores.
There may be three phones coming, these are the Reno 8, Reno 8 SE, and Reno 8 Pro. One of these actually features the same exact design as the OnePlus 10 Pro, apart from the Hasselblad branding that is.
Because OnePlus has been absorbed by Oppo and the OnePlus 10 did not show up from the OnePlus 10 Pro lineup, the Reno 8 might fill the gap for the missing OnePlus 10, partly explaining the identical design. Though we found it unusual that the OnePlus 10 is a midranger rather than flagship with some omitted features from the Pro if these rumors turned out to be true.
It is said that the Reno 8 is expected to come with a 6.55in. FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate along with a flagship-tier 50mp Sony IMX766 camera with OIS, so making this also a variant of the Realme 9 Pro+ that was released just about a month ago.
The Reno 8 may launch in India this June with other markets, including the Philippines, coming at a later date.
We don’t have anything to say yet regarding the SE and the Pro, but once we do, we’ll let you know. For now, take these rumors with a grain of salt. The OnePlus 10 Ultra, however, may be launching quite soon with a TSMC-fabricated Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset.