Oppo Reno 4 Pro India launch could clash with OnePlus Nord's debut
Shubham Verma July 7, 2020
Oppo Reno 4 Pro could lock horns with the OnePlus Nord over their India launch. A fresh report has suggested the Reno 4 series could arrive in India between July 20 and July 24, during which OnePlus is also poised to launch its affordable OnePlus Nord. The Oppo Reno 4 Pro is almost ready for its global debut a few weeks after it was originally launched in China while the OnePlus Nord will emerge for the first time.
According to a report by 91Mobiles, citing retail sources versed with the development, Oppo could be planning to introduce the Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro smartphones in India later this month, specifically between July 20 and July 24. Although the exact date is not known, their launch is likely to clash with that of OnePlus Nord, which is tipped to enter the Indian markets on July 21. Oppo and OnePlus have not officially confirmed the dates, but there is ample evidence that hints at their imminent launch.
First, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4 have already begun receiving certifications globally -- it has appeared on the TUV Rheinland, Wi-Fi Alliance, and Bluetooth SIG certification websites. Their listing has reiterated the claim that the global variants will definitely be different from their Chinese counterparts. While Reno 4 will be close to identical with its China variant, the Reno 4 Pro will be upgraded to feature a 120Hz display from a 90Hz one on its China version. In India, both smartphones are likely to have 5G connectivity, along with other original specifications.
And second, Oppo has slashed the price of the predecessor Reno 3 Pro in India months after its launch. The Oppo Reno 3 Pro was launched for Rs 29,990 back in March but its price saw a hike due to changes in the tax regime. Now, the price of the Reno 3 Pro base variant has been reversed to the original. The fact that the predecessor has got cheaper hints at the arrival of the Reno 4 series in India sooner than later. This could also suggest the Reno 4 Pro price in India will be more than Rs 30,000.
OnePlus Nord is also debuting in India as early as this month, which leaks claim could happen on the 21st of July. Its price is speculated to be between Rs 30,000 and Rs 40,000, which means it could offer some stiff competition to the Reno 4 Pro and pose as a better option for customers. It will be interesting to see how the launches unfold and what Oppo and OnePlus have in store for us.