Celebrating the Reno7, Oppo becomes the first smartphone brand to light up Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel

March 17, 2022

Oppo has launched the all-new Reno7 Series in the GCC region offering customers ‘Unlimited Me, In Portrait’. The series goes from strength to strength allowing novices to create professional looking photos and images in three models: the Reno7 Pro 5G, Reno7 5G and Reno7 Z 5G.

To celebrate the launch, OPPO became the first smartphone brand to unveil a light show on Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel. Enthralling all those who witnessed the show that lit up the Dubai Marina skyline, the show bought to life the features of the series including the Star Trails design, Orbit Breathing Light, SUPERVOOC flash charging and impressive camera capability.

OPPO Reno7 Pro 5G features the iconic OPPO Glow glass on its back cover with the Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) technology for the first time ever in the industry and also boosts the flagship-level 5G performance powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-MAX. Meanwhile, a 12GB+256GB memory, 4500mAh battery and 65W SUPERVOOCTM guarantee an extraordinary, long-lasting and smooth experience. Tying all of these together, the ColorOS 12 creates a convenient and efficient user experience on the smartphone. With features packed into a sleek and light smartphone, Reno7 Pro 5G is the portrait expert designed to help users get the most out of the 5G era.

Powered by the new Flagship Portrait Camera System built around two imaging sensors — the IMX709 and the IMX766 — Reno7 Pro 5G delivers a generational leap in portrait image performance, offering unlimited possibilities in photo and video at the touch of a button.

The Reno7 5G is the portrait expert capable of capturing DSLR-like portraits through features such as Portrait Mode, Bokeh Flare Portrait Video, and more. Alongside its professional camera capabilities, Reno7 5G also features the iconic OPPO Glow design Reno7 5G also features iconic OPPO Glow design with LDI process,65W SUPERVOOCTM, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.  Highlighted by its smooth experience, Reno7 5G is the world’s first smartphone that certified with TÜV SÜD 36-month fluency rating A.

 

Reno7 Z 5G is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 695 5G Mobile Platform, equipped with Bokeh Flare Portrait and Selfie HDR imaging features, and complemented by the industry-first Dual Orbit Lights. Together with OPPO’s signature OPPO Glow design, Ultra-Slim Retro Design and 33W SUPERVOOC flash charge, Reno7 Z 5G is a 5G smartphone with professional portrait photography capabilities designed to capture diverse lifestyles.

Since the launch of the first OPPO Reno smartphone, Reno users worldwide have been capturing the world around them in stunning, professional-quality portraits. Now, with the new Reno7 Pro 5G, this portrait experience enters a new realm of possibilities.

Powering Reno7 Pro 5G’s impressive imaging capabilities is the mighty Flagship Portrait Camera System, comprising a 50MP main camera with flagship IMX766 sensor, alongside an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a dedicated color temperature sensor on the back of the device. On the front, the 32MP front camera is powered by a next generation flagship RGBW sensor — the IMX709 — which has been co-developed by OPPO and Sony and makes its world debut on Reno7 Pro 5G.

The IMX709 sensor introduces an all-new RGBW pixel array which contains additional white pixels not found in traditional RGGB image sensors. When combined with OPPO’s self-developed Quadra Binning algorithm, the sensor is able to boost light intake without reducing color information. Furthermore, the Quadra Binning algorithm has been embedded directly onto the IMX709, greatly improving cross-platform compatibility and image processing efficiency.

Thanks to these innovations, the Reno7 Pro 5G with the IMX709 is able to capture 60% more light than standard RGGB sensors while reducing noise by up to 35%. This enables the Reno7 Pro 5G to capture significantly clearer and brighter images in low-light conditions, making portraits more expressive in both photo and video through enhancements to skin, texture, and contrast. Together with the industry-first use of DOL-HDR on the front camera of a smartphone, Reno7 Pro 5G’s front camera enables users to easily capture high-quality selfie videos, and Smart Wide-angle helps them capture a wide range of selfies with ease.

On the rear of the phone, the main camera features a flagship IMX766 sensor with a large 1/1.56-inch sensor size and advanced technologies including All Pixel Omni-Directional PDAF and DOL-HDR, guaranteeing an enhanced portrait experience from the ground up.

Taking full advantage of this flagship-level hardware foundation, the Reno7 Pro 5G comes packed with a series of impressive imaging features:

  • Portrait Mode intelligently applies a depth of field effect to the image background, including beautiful bokeh light spots, to make portrait subjects stand out further. Users can choose 25 adjustable aperture sizes from F0.95 to F16 creating original-yet-realistic portrait photos.
  • AI Highlight Video can automatically detect the ambient light in a scene and make optimizations accordingly. With a 3D LUT (3D Lookup Table) color tuning algorithm, AI Highlight Video provides more accurate color tuning to enhance skin tone and help subjects stand out in portrait videos.
  • Bokeh Flare Portrait Video enables users to capture portrait videos with bokeh light spots on the background, like the bokeh effect of DSLR camera. On Reno7 Pro 5G, Bokeh Flare Portrait Video has been updated to further enhance skin tone, especially in dark environments, against solid-colored backgrounds, or when the color of the background is close to the color of the main subject’s skin tone. As a result, portrait subjects stand out from the background while maintaining a natural appearance.
  • AI Color Portrait comes to add creative sparks to your videos and photos, by applying black and white filters to the background while retaining the original color of the portrait subject, creating a strong contrasting color effect that highlights the main subject and draws in viewer attention.

Reno7 Pro 5G also includes a series of features to help users take clearer photos and videos with enhanced creativity. Focus Tracking, Dual-View Video, Flash Snapshot, and other features all give users the creative tools to express themselves and record special moments in their own style.

Inheriting the hallmark OPPO Glow design of the Reno series, the Reno7 Pro 5G comes in two fresh new colors: Startrails Blue and Starlight Black.

In addition to using the exclusive OPPO Glow manufacturing process, Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) technology has been applied to the back case of Reno7 Pro 5G, making it the first time that LDI has been used on the exterior of a smartphone. On the back cover of Reno 7 Pro 5G Startrails Blue, 1.2 million micro-rasters have been etched onto the photoresist-coated AG glass with the sophisticated LDI technology. The overall visual effect is similar to thousands of comets flashing across the sky, leaving long trails of light in their wake.

Bringing even more light to the back cover is the Orbit Breathing Light, an industry-first, 3D circular light surrounding the camera area. The Orbit Breathing Light gently emits light when receiving incoming calls or notifications, adding an even dreamier atmosphere to the back cover of the phone.

On the front of the phone, a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate delivers a super-smooth and comfortable viewing experience. The display is HDR10+ certified for a more vivid and higher quality visual experience while also being Amazon Prime Video HD&HDR certified for high-quality visual content.

The Reno7 Pro 5G features a new ultra-slim design, with 2.5D glass applied to both the front and back of the phone to give it a super sleek and minimal look while avoiding unintended touching of the screen during use. On top of this, the Reno7 Pro 5G remains extremely thin and light, with a thickness of just 7.45mm and a total weight of only about 180g.

To deliver even more powerful 5G performance, Reno7 Pro 5G features the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-MAX flagship-level 5G-integrated SoC. Built on a 6nm process, the octa-core SoC includes an ARM Cortex-A78 core operates at up to 3GHz, delivering ultimate computing power with lower power consumption. The Reno7 Pro 5G comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB ROM as standard. When used with RAM Expansion technology developed by OPPO, the phone’s original 12GB of RAM can be supplemented with a massive 7GB by temporarily allocating ROM, enabling multiple memory-heavy apps to be run simultaneously with less lag.

With 65W SUPERVOOC, the 4500mAh large battery of the Reno7 Pro 5G can be fully charged in as little as 31 minutes; meanwhile a 5-minute charge offers 4 hours of movie playback. To deliver a better all-round mobile gaming experience, a top-of-the-line X-Axis Linear Motor has been added to create more immersion. AI Frame Rate Stabilizer will evaluate the frame rate in real time and provide stabilization accordingly to ensure consistently smooth gameplay.

MARKET AVAILABILITY

The Reno7 series is now available to pre-order on Wednesday 16th of March 2022 now across OPPO’s regional websites and retail partner stores at a recommended retail price of AED 2,799 for the Reno7 Pro 5G, AED 1,799 for Reno7 5G, and AED 1,499 for Reno7 Z 5G.  Customers who pre-order the Reno7 Pro 5G or Reno7 5G will receive a complimentary 6-month extended warranty, OPPO Enco Air and additional gifts worth AED 797. Customers who pre-order the Reno7 Z 5G will receive a complimentary 6-month extended warranty, OPPO Enco Buds and more worth AED 597.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.